quarta-feira, 24 de maio de 2017

Des Vagues De Nuages with Morning Drops - An Interview

Quando falamos em sofisticação e estilo na música, o que vem a minha cabeça é Roxy Music, Associates, Serge Gainsbourg, Stereolab, artistas com algo que é um selo de qualidade atestando autenticidade, e para se entrar nesse seleto rol é algo assim, digamos, complicado.

Quando conheci os franceses do Morning Drops, tudo isso me veio a mente, esse elixir casando estilo e sofisticação cai como uma luva para definir o primeiro single do debute deles, "Des Vagues De Nuages" é daquela canções cinematograficamente perfeitas, entende o que quero dizer?

Caso você não consiga entender o que quis dizer, esqueça tudo e apenas ouça, sinta o que o Morning Drops nos oferta apenas como aperitivo. Acima.

***** Interview with Morning Drops *****

Q: Who are your influences?
We are mainly influenced by psychedelic, dream pop and shoegaze music like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Jesus and Mary Chain, Galaxie 500, Telescope, Pale Saint. But also some 80’s adnd 90’s bands like, Felt, Les Rallizes Dénudés, Stones Roses, Primal Scream, Broadcast, Stereolab.

Q. Make a list of 6 albums of all time…
Loveless - MBV
Bloom - Beach House
Noise Made By people - Broadcast
Julie Cruise & Angelo Badalamenti - Floating Into The Night
Love - Forever Changes
Can - Tago Mago​

Q. How do you feel playing live ?
We try to create an atmosphere and to make our sound evolve based on the different live experiences, without forgetting to let go and allow some improvised parts that make every show different. We like to have a few drinks too.

Q. How do you describe Morning Drops sounds?
Morning Drops is mainly marked by a psychedelic-pop and shoegaze identity for now. But it’s the beginning and over all, we don’t necessarily want to keep our music in a closed range. I think the general idea is trying to produce a sound that evolves.

Some of our latest compositions are more progressive, for exemple. We also always thought our music in a cinematographic way. It’s interesting because we actually played in a movie theater in our hometown recently. We took advantage of this experience to test the link between our sound and a video projection. It’s was great and we want to go further in that direction. Basically, we think we want to explore a lot : how we sound, what it's going to narrate, the link we can create between that and another medium. We have the objective to do so.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We've been recently recorded by Arnaud from Jaro Mil who knows our sound very well. We worked together a lot on the mix and mastering to really make everything more precise and elaborate an atmosphere. We recorded our forthcoming 4 tracks EP with him, and also the live session single called «Des vagues de nuages».

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We love many contemporary bands like Beach House, Deerhunter, Drugdealer, Connan Mockasin, Ty Segall, Thee Oh sees, Horsebeach, Trementina, Pond, Velvet Morning, Cemeteries, Death And Vanilla, Pinkunoizu, Soundcarriers, Winter, Fat White Family, Cate Lebon, Mars Water. We also recommend french bands like Forever Pavot, Dorian Pimpernel, Bank Myna, Satellite Jockey, Clara Clara, T/O, Brace! Brace!, Avions, Hermetic Delight...

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Just you by Angelo Badalamenti
Links : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r05WHrH_-A

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are going to release our first 4 tracks EP soon.

Then, we want to play in a different cities in France and travel with our music to share it in other countries, meet different people.

Q: Any parting words?
We are going to do a crowdfunding soon to help us release our EP on vinyl format and we can't wait to see Twin Peaks season 3!

Thank you for the interview and hopefully we can catch up soon!