terça-feira, 5 de junho de 2018

Falling Weightless with Prepare My Glider - An Interview

A história do projeto canadense, Prepare My Glider certamente poderia ser a história de muitas bandas ao redor do planeta, tudo por conta de um disco chamado Psychocandy e depois de bandas britânicas que no início dos 90´s fizeram os sonhos de muitos adolescentes sofrerem danos irreversíveis.

Com o coração e a mente inseridos no shoegaze, James Callan, relata através de suas músicas, sua vida, suas paixões e tudo que esta em sua volta.

O Prepare My Glider é o mais puro shoegaze em toda sua essência, simples assim.

***** Interview with Prepare My Glider *****

Q. When did Prepare My Glider start? Tell us about the history...
I would have to say it all started back in a small town in Northern Ontario when a new kid in town from Montreal brought over a vinyl copy of “Psychocandy” by the Jesus and Mary Chain. I remember the decibel meter stayed up in the reds which I had never seen before. From that point I was hooked.

Q: Who are your influences?
In the early 90’s, I moved to a small city an hour outside of Toronto. This allowed access to a steady flow of live music from the likes of Slowdive, Ride, Pale Saints, The Boo Radleys, Curve, Moose, New Order, Verve, Spiritualized, Swervedriver, Chapterhouse, Stereolab, Flaming Lips….ect. Didn’t miss a gig, and they have all become part of my sound.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
(in no particular order)

Souvlaki Space Station - Slowdive
Stone Roses - Stone Roses
Verve - A Storm in Heaven
Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
Mescal Head - Swervedriver

Q. How do you feel playing live?

Q. How do you describe Prepare My Glider´ sounds?
It’s a combination of Distortion/echo/fuzz/melody swimming in reverb.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I always start on acoustic guitar to get an idea of structure. From there it’s straight to the basement to mess around with layers of guitar tracks. All recording is done in Garage Band. I keep jamming until I like something and then lay it down on an open track. A song is finished when I can listen to it for a few months and still want to hear it again an again.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Pia Fraus
Ringo Deathstarr

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
American Analog Set - The Postman

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Move into the country and eat a lot of peaches.

Q: Any parting words?
Take the time to get to know people, listen to good music, drink more wine.