sexta-feira, 15 de junho de 2018

Kaleido Girl with Pink Haus - An Interview

Um mix de class of 86 e New Order, o projeto Pink Haus, depois de alguns aperitivos do que viria a ser seu primeiro EP, soltou enfim em 30 de Abril, o EP homônimo.

Uma delicia preguiçosa, com momentos do mais puro pop cintilante sonhador. Guiado por synths delicados e uma vocalização ainda mais preguiçosa, o Pink Haus é perfeito para momentos intimistas e de total tranquilidade.

O Pink Haus é lo fi sintético para seus sonhos.

***** Interview with Pink Haus *****

A mix of class of 86 and New Order, the project Pink Haus, after some appetizers of what would become the first EP, finally released on April 30, the eponymous EP.

A lazy delight, with moments of purest glittering dreamy pop. Guided by delicate synths and even more lazy vocalization, the Pink Haus is perfect for intimate moments and total tranquility.

Pink Haus is the synthetic fi fi for your dreams.


Q. When did Pin Haus start? Tell us about the history...
1) Not a lot of people know this, but "PINK HAUS" was born in April 2017 under a completely different nickname (not going to say which one it was), and a different subject, actually mainly focused on memes and my persona/alter ego. Since I was already a DIY musician, under that name I slowly started to post some covers of my favourite 80s bands, and received quite a bit of approval from my fanbase. That convinced me to shift the focus of the page from comedy to music, my real passion, and change my name to something closer to me (my childhood house is pink; "HAUS" is house in german), while still keeping my anonymity and the classic image of the white mask and black hat. On February 2018 I released my first original single Warm Beer, from "PINK HAUS ep", and the rest is history.

Q: Who are your influences?
2) While it's pretty obvious that my main influences are the bands and sounds of the eighties, I also enjoy quite alot some of the '60 acts like The Velvet Underground and The Beach Boys. Generally speaking I really enjoy anything that makes a good use of reverb (my favourite sound effect), and that can be any shoegaze/dreampop act as well as the vaporwave/cloud rap-wave (particularly Blank Banshee, Clams Casino or Saint Pepsi). Overall I'd say my all time favourite band is The Cure.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3) This is a very hard one, but I'll try anyway. I'll put them as my personal favourite albums, rather than of all time though.
In no particular order:
Disintegration by The Cure,
The Velvet Underground & Nico,
Pet Sounds/Smile by The Beach Boys,
Loveless by My Bloody Valentine,
and La Folie by The Stranglers

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4) As of today, I still haven't got the chance to perform live as PINK HAUS sadly enough. But of course I'd love to, and since I'm planning to move to London at the end of the year, my first official live date might come sooner than you think.

Q. How do you describe Pink Haus´ sounds?
5) Lots of reverb, lo-fi microphone recordings, bizarre synth and drums choices and deadpan/strained vocals over personal and sometimes cryptic lyrics. Oh, and did I mention reverb?

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6) I'd describe it as "different". I first think about a vague concept of which I could make a song out of. Then I choose a title out of it and revolve all the recording and writing lyrics process on that, creating a vibe/sound/chord pattern that could suit that "particular" vague concept. The last thing I do I writing proper lyrics, but it's actually the easiest part, as I can create them usually in less than half an hour and recording them is a quick process as well, often on the first try.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7) I enjoy Beach House, Childish Gambino, Deafheaven (to a degree), Ghost B.C. (*insert Scooby Doo chase music joke*), Kendrick Lamar, Neutral.Solitude, PINK HAUS (joking), Blank Banshee, Death Grips (I love them, and had the fortune to see them live VERY CLOSE to the stage), John Maus and Clams Casino. Most of hese artists aren't actually extremely new/unknown to the music business, but I mean, compared to what I usually listen to...

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8) I'd love to make a Stranglers cover, one of my favourite bands, but many of their songs are actually quite challenging for me to recreate decently: they are very talented musicians. Also would love to make a Siouxsie & The Banshees or Cranberries song, but given that I find pretty hard to pull off female vocals, that's yet another challenge/obstacle to make those.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9) I'm currently working on the physical release of my debut album "PINK HAUS ep" (and it's going to be a special one), and also a free-to-download/streaming compilation, "Covers Vol.I", a collection of my old covers remastered, with 5-6 brand new covers too, and hopefully to release it by the end of June 2018. That's all I can say for now.

Q: Any parting words?
10) To every wannabe musician: keep going strong, and don't lose the hope too easily. And regarding me, check out my Facebook page for further news and releases and don't forget to support independent artists like me: they really need the support of their fans as they are the future of music.