domingo, 22 de outubro de 2017

Habita with Sobrenadar - An Interview

Paula Garcia ou Sobrenadar, para os íntimos, cria música, ou melhor, cria sensações, sentimentos desde 2011.

A música do Sobrenadar serve perfeitamente para a contemplação da vida, da beleza, as referências são quase todas voltadas para a natureza, ou, para o mar, uma imensidão de imagens são transpostas de sua música para os sentidos do ser humano.

Talvez a grande conexão sonora seja algo entre Julee Cruise e o duo Windy & Carl.

Sobrenadar é música para ser sentida, muita mais do que ser ouvida.

A natureza agradece.

***** Interview with Sobrenadar *****

Q. When did Sobrenadar start? Tell us about the history...
It all started in 2011 when I had a couple of songs recorded and I wanted to upload them to myspace for my friends to hear them. There I had to register and choose a username... I was reading a book where the word Sobrenadar appeared and suddenly it all click with the sound and names and lyrics of those songs, most made reference to water and nature. Back then I had never played live or imagined that I would end up getting a serious project of all this.

Q: Who are your influences?
My influences keep changing over time. A few months ago I was listening to japanese music from the 80's. When I was a teenager I could not stop listening to Led Zeppelin. Now I'm getting carried away (again) by ambient music, soft guitars or quiet pads.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Boards of Canada - The campfire headphase
Mort Garson - Plantasia
Air - Talkie Walkie
CFCF - The colours of life
Julee Cruise - Floating into the night

Q. How do you feel playing live?
To be honest it is not my comfort zone at all. I do not like being in the spotlight, but it's something I have to do anyways. The live set is simple, like my songs. It's not that I have ten instruments and I have to move a lot around the stage. Mostly it all happen around the vocals and the guitar for the moment. I try to focus on that and let myself go.

Q. How do you describe Sobrenadar sounds?
Dreamy melodies and a easeful atmosphere (I hope), with a bit of nostalgia.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I have always worked alone so I can do it anywhere anytime.  For example I can start early in the morning with a guitar arpeggio and by the afternoon that became a pad almost imperceptible. Is a very spontaneous process that does not follow any rules. But it always took me many hours of work and dedication. I have some mechanisms that I developed over time that helps to be faster to concrete ideas than five years ago. It cost me a lot of patience to get there and to this day I'm still learning.
For me it is like a beautiful daily exercise that requires discipline but it fills me with peace and tranquility.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
You can listen to Lujo Asiatico, Las Voces, Jimena Dominguez, Bow, Lamusa, Geotic, Machinone...

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Definitely Windy & Carl, the album Drawing of sound is beautiful.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A new EP has just come out, "Habita" co produced with Tibo Javoy.  Is the first time I worked with someone who is not myself and I was very satisfied with the result. My plan now is keep working on new songs for an next album meanwhile I do shows to present this last work.

Q: Any parting words?
I would like to thank Renato for this interview and to be that bridge that helps to communicate new music with all the people who are willing to read this lovely blog.