quarta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2017

Trisset with Lazy Salon - An Interview

Sean Byrne ex-Lenola/Mazarin vem desde o final de 2014 se aventura numa trip de hipnose ambient evocando uma sonoridade absolutamente idiossincrática, baseada em repetições ininterruptas, passeando por dub, trance, ambient dream, sem se prender absolutamente a nada.

"Trisset" é a mais nova experiência de Sean sob a alcunha Lazy Salon e serve perfeitamente para sacolejar mente e alma.

Pegue sua bebida, seu psicotrópico favorito e caia na noite, ou apenas feche os olhos e como diria Fábio Bridges, segure a trip.

***** Interview with Lazy Salon *****

Q. When did Lazy Salon start? Tell us about the history...
I had played drums for a number of bands in the 90’s into the early 2000’s, and then started a home-recording folk/pop project with a friend called The Twin Atlas, which was an outlet for me to focus on songwriting, guitar, singing, etc., instead of drums, and also learning how to record music myself. That project lasted from around 2000 until 2010.

After The Twin Atlas ended I took some time off from writing/recording and became a lot more interested in music based on repetition, ambient/electronic things, dub, instrumental music and stuff like that.

Starting in 2014 I began recording new music by myself as Lazy Salon and the first EP came out later that year.

Q: Who are your influences?
I think a big influence on this project has just been a return to drumming, after having not played much for a few years. Just sitting down and working out rhythms, improvising and enjoying the instrument outside the context of playing in a traditional band or rehearsing songs has been really fun.

Even if I am creating a Lazy Salon song where I am using loops/samples and not technically ‘playing’ on the track, I still feel like my reconnection with drumming really informs the project.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Thats absolutely impossible, haha.

I do have a series of mixes I’ve created up on Mixcloud that include a lot of new & old music I love; ( https://www.mixcloud.com/lazysalon/ )

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It’s not been a live project so far, just recording/producing. I’ve tried to wrap my head around how it might be translated & performed live as a group or solo, but I have not really come up with any approach I think I’d be happy with.

I’m not ruling it out, but I would need a good deal of help & work to really figure it out and make it worth doing as a live thing.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
There is usually some basic track or idea that I start with and build upon to create a full song track by track.

It might just be a rhythmic idea, or other times a guitar pattern or a loop or snippet of some sound I randomly recorded on my iPhone which is then used as a foundation to build up a song from.

Once everything is recorded & built up & layered, I then make a lot of mixing & editing decisions on where & how each track or element gets brought in or out of the song, which ultimately creates the flow & sequence of the finished song.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Not bands, but there are a variety of really interesting online radio stations that do a good job at exposing different sounds and ideas. NTS, Dublab and The Lot are all great for absorbing stuff you might not hear otherwise.

I also support and enjoy traditional free-form FM stations such as WFMU and WPRB here in my home state of New Jersey.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
2017 was pretty busy between the album release in March and the new EP this fall. I’m looking forward to not writing or recording anything for a little while, just play some music without feeling like i have to work on anything. I’ll probably start chipping away at new ideas & recordings in 2018 and see where that leads to.

Q: Any parting words?
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