sexta-feira, 28 de abril de 2017

Untitled with Abusive Language - An Interview

Absolutamente nenhuma informação, e como nos bons tempos, o debute do Abusive Language chegou até mim sem nenhuma recomendação ou crítica, ou seja, nenhuma interferência externa, seria eu e o álbum e mais ninguém.

E, bem, "Untitled" não é, digamos, uma audição que desça redondamente logo de cara. Ouvindo as seis canções que somadas duram pouco mais de doze minutos, soam como se Iggy Pop, circa The Idiot, resolvesse se juntar com os caras do Have A Nice Life e fizessem uma jam.

Pesado, soturno, curto e grosso, sem espaço para grandes viagens, o resultado é uma chinelada bem no centro do crânio.

Realmente o Abusive Language cometeu um discaço, mas apenas recomendado para iniciados.

***** Interview with Abusive Language *****

Q. When did Abusive Language start? Tell us about the history... In June 2015 I wrote and poorly demoed three songs. I listened to those recordings constantly, satisfied with what I had created. But, they were still just ideas and I needed help developing them. I had meet Ruben the previous summer and asked him to drum for a different project that never panned out. I gave him a call and we got together soon after. After a few sessions, I recruited Jon and Alan, both of whom I knew through a mutual friend who had recently moved to California. I also like their other band, Cassilis, and I knew they'd understand the vibe I was going for. It worked out and we began recording these songs later that year. Unfortunately it took us until March this year to finish and release them. We're happy to start working on new material.

Q: Who are your influences?
I consciously took influence from Lilys and Boris, but I consider this band to be a compound of all of my musical interests.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
It was hard to narrow it down, but I'll commit to these five for now:

My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
Geinou Yamashirogumi - Ecophony Rinne
The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
Lilys - Lilys / Aspera Ad Astra split

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We haven't played out much. I'm still figuring out how to translate the different vocal styles and effects into a live environment. I do enjoy performing and we're all looking forward to doing so more in the future.

Q. How do you describe Abusive Language sounds?
Cold and thick

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Because our sessions were spread out over the course of a year and a half, it gave us the opportunity to thoroughly listen to the bounces and think of other accents and layers to add. Of course there are still changes I'd make, but we were tired of waiting. I still demo songs in my bedroom and lately I've been tracking ideas over phone recordings from practice.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Most bands have been around longer than us so it feels weird to call them new, so here are a handful of smaller bands from Philly that I like: Sun Organ, NAH, Loose Tooth, Mannequin Pussy, Cassilis

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I'm not big on covers, but I've always loved the song "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Work on writing more songs, play more shows, nothing out of the ordinary

Q: Any parting words?
Long live the new flesh