terça-feira, 5 de junho de 2018

Silver City with Lonely Leary - An Interview

Uma linha lógica sonora que passa por Suicide-Gang of Four-Wire-Sonic Youth-Big Black até chegar no art noise cascudo dos chineses do Lonely Leary.

Agressivamente abrasivo é o debute dos caras "皮長山寝室バンド", que mesmo buscando no Google não cheguei a nenhuma conclusão do que significa o título, mas pouco importa, concentre-se na música, ou na anti música que os caras constroem. Todas as referência citadas são sentidas e o que mais agrada é o senso de desespero e pavor que o disco sugere.

Como costumo dizer para bandas como o Lonely Leary, certamente, não recomendado a indie kids.

***** Interview with Lonely Leary *****

Q. When did Lonely Leary start? Tell us about the history...
1.We met in a campus city called Changqing which is near Jinan, the capital city of Shandong province, China. Our guitarist Song Ang was my junior schoolmate, while the drummer Li Baoning studied instruments with him in the business street of the campus city. At that time I was going to graduate. I thought haven't play a band in university career is a pity. I heard about Song played guitar and loved Punk Rock so I contacted him. He was also excited about playing a band and brought Li as the drummer. That's how Lonely Leary started.

Q: Who are your influences?
2.Our early influence mainly came from Punk Rock and some classic Post-Punk band like Joy Division and Gang of Four. Later we turned to Noise Rock and listened to bands like Sonic Youth very often.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
If I have to make a list of 5 albums that influence us most in making this album, they will be by Joy Division,
by Suicide,
by P.K.14,
by Sonic Youth
and by Savages.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
3.Lonely Leary is a band growing in the small underground livehouses in Beijing. We seldom play on big stage and used to the venues which have dirty stage and bad sound system. It is meaningless to pursue a clear sound in this situation so we tend to make more noise and feedback and become more fierce just to burn the venue. This really shapes our style.

Q. How do you describe Lonely Leary´s sounds?
4.Lonely Leary’s music can be described like this: A dynamic sound blending fast drums, muddy bass and rough guitar noise into a tense, menacing pummel.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
5.We recorded this album in April last year for half a month. The recorder and productor is Yang Haisong, the front man of P.K.14 band. He plays a role like‘God Father’in Chinese underground indie music scene. He put many elements which were beyond our imagination to make the album unique and better. We also learned so muchfrom him.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
6.Let us recommend some really good new band from China: Hiperson, Gong Gong Gong, Future Orients, Mirrors and Dirty Fingers.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
7.I would like to cover songs from Nick Drake. His special tuning of guitar is really fantastic!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
8.We plan to have a China tour in June to July for 20 days and a Europe tour in September to October with a same scale. Definitely we will make several new songs for the second album.

Q: Any parting words?
9. Hope you could enjoy this album despite the language obstacle!