St Petersburg, segunda maior cidade da Rússia, tem se tornado assídua frequentadora das páginas do TBTCI, sua fértil cena tem gerado diversos expoentes, sejam garotos pós punkers, sonhadores ou gazers, mas o fato é que, certamente a cidade vive algo de especial.
O mais novo representante saído de lá é o sexteto, Reverbcore. Depois de uma discreta estreia ano passado com "Blown", eles retornam a ativa ainda mais sonhadores do que nunca, e ainda mais cerebralmente dançantes, ao como o Portishead russo, porém menos sombrio, o dreampop do Reverbcore chega com sutis toques de trip hop chega a sue momento ápice até o momento no EP "Diffusion", lançado há pouco menos de um mês.
"Circles", faixa que encerra o EP é algo como se o Reverbcore fosse a trilha sonora para conduzir-nos ao paraíso, celestial, eu diria.
***** Interview with Reverbcore *****
Victor - We all study sound engineering at university. I've transferred to sound engineering course at my second year of studying, I was a newbie there. Tim, our co-producer, bassist & beatmaker had noticed that I wrote music and we've started to hang around together. Tim had a band back then. I've joined it and we've been rehearsing his music a couple of months. In the meantime I met Nick and found out that he was a sensational guitarist and an extremely reliable person. When I wrote a few songs, I asked the guys to help me make them better. That's how our journey in music and sound engineering started, I guess.
Q: Who are your influences?
Victor - Alexander Scriabin, Ray Charles, Nick Drake, Moby
Nick - Radiohead, Boards of Canada, Massive Attack
Tim - Flying Lotus, Vulfpeck and Black Mirror series
Vova - Portishead, Sonic Youth, Americana music
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Nick - Flying Lotus – You're dead!
Vova - Sonic Youth – A thousand leaves
Tim - Bill Evans – Interplay
Victor - Radiohead – In Rainbows
Sasha - Slowdive – Slowdive
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nick - Bringing the music to the stage demands rearranging and re-thinking of studio material. In this way rehearsals provide some specific challenges, but the working process is great. We haven't done a live shows yet. I think it will be exciting.
Q. How do you describe Reverbcore sounds?
Tim - Like touching the dewy grass in the morning with your bare feet. The sun is barely up, the air is piercinlgly cold, but you feel safe to walk around and embrace this chill. You can step back home anytime. The fireplace is lit and your coffee is steaming. Nick - Irrational, subconscious, like David Lynch films Vova - Meltin'
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Nick - Victor writes main part of music: structure, chords, lyrics. Other members introduce their parts in the way they feel it. F.e. bass and guitars. We feel ourselves free during the working process. So we can offer our own ideas and make some changes. Victor - after the first LP I've began to collaborate with Vova. We have been jamming together a lot, working on interaction and communication in ensemble. When his Jazzmaster sounds sharp & pertly, my pads are dreamy & languid, when his solos are dark and muddy, my melodies are crystal clear. So we counterbalance each other. Then I've asked Sasha to sing some vocals. She was into Slowdive and stuff and knew exactly what to do.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Victor - Port st Willow, Bing & Ruth, Memoryhouse
Tim - The Internet
Nick - Badbadnotgood, hiatus kaiyote, jaala, nobody.one
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Tim - Gorillaz, maybe
Nick - We did it a few times with Victor during our study process in our university studio. You can check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJzLpZIkF0s
Victor - Moderat
Q: What are your plans for the future?
Make some live shows. Finish our studying.
Thank you for listening!