quarta-feira, 19 de julho de 2017

Adult Tasty Food with Karr - An Interview

Da distante e basicamente desconhecida Jitomir na Ucrânia vem o duo Karr.

Tão gélido quanto sua procedência, sua sonoridade é fria e cerebral, como os mestres da coldwave, Ihor e Ann  tem em seu currículo uma extensa discografia, cheia de singles, EPs e uma preciosidade chamada "Unheard" lançada ano passada, e agora, "Adult Tasty Food", o mais recente trabalho, concebido e direcionado da raiva até a tristeza absoluta.

Hipnoticamente envolvente, como diria meu amigo Henrique Vargas, o Karr em sua estreia, destroça toda e qualquer possibilidade de luz, deixando apenas o frio como nosso único amigo.


***** Interview with Karr *****

1. When did Karr start? Tell us about history…
Ihor: Karr started out in 2013 as a home project. Previously I was a guitar player in a shoegaze band. It was a chance to try something different.

Ann: At the very beginning Ihor recorded tracks by himself. After he showed me some of them, I was so inspired and interested that we tried to play together and it worked well.

2. Who are your influences?
Ihor: Well, Big Black, Wipers, Suicide – noise guitar stuff and old electronic music.

Ann: I am a big fan of OSTs and soundtracks from videogames, also some dark ambient and old electronic like Boards of Canada, Brian Eno etc. Oh! Belong, Angelic Process, Утро, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry… I think it’s enough.

3. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Ihor: The toughest question though…
“Is this real?” Wipers,
“Bleach”, Nirvana
“Atomizer” Big Black,
“King Night” Salem,
“Psychic…Powerless… Another Man Sac” Butthole Surfers.

Ann: I can’t say that my favorite artists made an album of All Times. They’re all good and with their specific contribution to each style.

4. How do you feel playing live?
Ihor: I can paraphrase that I’m feeling alive while playing. Nothing to add.

Ann: Different. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes I am shy and just stand at one place thinking: “Oh people, c’mon, close your eyes”. However, it’s always a feeling of great energy that pulse inside you.

5. How do you describe Karr sounds?
Ihor: A harsh, melodic, low, sad music, haha.

Ann: Strange. All our music is different. From sad to angry, from crying to shouting.

6. Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Ihor: It’s a very spontaneous thing. I can’t write anything without inspiration. If there is no inspiration, I’m not trying to push myself. I’d better go cycling down the streets.

Ann: Hah, I don’t knowJ It usually depends on Ihor’s behavior and mood.

7. Which new bands do you recommend?
Ihor: Look at the band Garden – they are incredible twins.

Ann: Yeah, Garden.

8. Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Ihor: Any Roxette song would be great. Seriously.

Ann: I prefer to create or maybe “Tainted Love” or “Enjoy the silence”? I’m joking.

9. What are your plans for the future?
Ihor: Try to survive in our country and find a better place to move.

Ann: Become a president of any country. Why not?

10. Any parting words?
Ihor: Hm…Brothers and Sisters, do you think you’re enough adult for Adult Tasty Food?

Ann: Cheers!