Não é de hoje que a Espanha tem exportado uma série de prediletos do TBTCI, leia-se Linda Guilala, Monte Terror, Galaxina, Apartamentos Acapulco, entre outros, e novamente os espanhóis atacam e aterrizam nas páginas do TBTCI.
Em um mix estridente, soturno, sem firulas, o quarteto Consejo, soa tão rápido e direto quanto seu EP de estréia. O disco homônimo lançado há pouco mais de um mês, esta muito mais próximo do pós punk dark do que do shoegaze, apesar da banda se auto declarar como uma unificação de ambos.
Tudo fica explícito principalmente no andamento seco e direto guiado pelo baixo caracteristicamente pós punk e a bateria agressiva, ficando o diferencial nas guitarras quase sempre barulhentas, com exceção da belíssima "Descender el Laberinto", onde sombras guiam e ditam, mesmo com a presença intensa das guitarras.
Para novatos, o Consejo soa como uma banda mais do que madura. Para ficar de olhos e ouvidos atentos.
***** Interview with Consejo *****
Consejo was born in the summer of 2012, by the hand of Manu, who at that time was the guitar of La Maniobra de Q and Ángel Calvo, who led the Pico de la Panocha.
We liked to get together to play at the country house and that's where Consejo came from. In two days we recorded Asamblea and Salto del Usero, we understood each other very well, since Manu brought the darkness of the most classic Post-Punk and Angel freshness. We did a couple of concerts in 2013 and the project was there, until now that I (Manu) have picked it up again along with other new musician, Javi, Edu and Victor.
Q: Who are your influences?
Our influences drink from the Post-punk and shoegaze of the 80s and 90s, from Los Smiths, The Cure, Joy Division, and Decima Victima to current bands like Motorama, Antiguo Regimen or Somos La Herencia and El Último vecino
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
-The Smiths "Queen is Dead"
-Joy Division "Closer"
-The Cure "Pornography"
-El Último Vecino "Voces"
-Golpes Bajos "A santa compaña"
Q. How do you feel playing live?
We like it a lot and there is a lot of complicity with the public. We had a great time playing live and seeing that the reaction of the people is very good with us.
Q. How do you describe Consejo sounds?
We are a mix between post-punk and shoegaze. We believe that the music we do has a post-punk base, but with a heaviness of more normal guitars in the shoegaze
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Manu composes the lyrics and base of the songs and presents them to the rest of the group, if there is approval the songs are developed among all. Once we have a good repertoire, we take them to the studio, where they are recorded professionally.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
In Spain, Somos La Herencia, Pintauñas Negro, Tumefactum, Incidente Tunguska, Neon Ligths and S.E.R.P.I.E.N.T.E.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
any song of the smiths
Q: What are your plans for the future?
Our future plans are to continue composing and recording songs to be able to play live
Q: Any parting words?
Thank you very much for the interest in Consejo and a hug from Spain