sexta-feira, 3 de agosto de 2018

Bike Ride with Seeking Madras - An Interview

Uma delicia sonora que embrenha-se por entre a escola Love de psicodelia, aventurando-se pelo lado pós Cale do VU, vasculhando cacos perdidos da saudosa Paisley Underground, até chegar ao lado baggy melódico dos Roses.

Assim é "Bike Ride" debute do Seeking Madras. Uma obra luminosa, quase feita para servir de trilha sonora de verões ininterruptos, mas os caras vão fundo mesmo naquela atmosfera sessentista por onde heróis da "my generation" fizeram história.

Quem gosta de música verdadeira certamente concederá ao Seeking Madras um espaço querido em suas audições.

Ah, sim, um aviso, cuidado com o vício, ele é eminente.

***** Interview with Seeking Madras *****

Q. When did Seeking Madras begin? Tell us about the history...
Seeking Madras evolved upon the completion of an analog 4 - track project. Nine songs that captured the essence of everything I've listened to and been influenced by, during my many trips around the sun.

Q: Who are your influences?
So many, The Stone Roses, The Velvet Underground, The Kinks, Donovan, My Drug Hell, Beach Fossils, Los Growlers, The Charlatans, Jackson Pollock, Vince Guaraldi, Barney Kessel, etc.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
No order, shot from the hip:
1. The Stone Roses - debut
2. Vampire Weekend - self titled
3. My Drug Hell -This is My Drug Hell
4. Palma Violets - 180
5. The Verve - A Northern Soul

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I love it! It's like breathing. I see the songs as a roadmap and my job is to connect the hippest way from point A to point B.

Q. How do you describe Seeking Madras´ sounds?
Tough question. Ghostly jangle? Give it one more listen and you tell me. : )

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I recorded all the track and instruments myself on an old analog 4 - track recording unit to 1/4 inch tape. Using two microphones, I recorded most of the tracks through an old Fender reverb tank. I was quite influenced by The Stone Roses', First Coming, a rough and loose 8 track tape demo. I wanted things to feel and sound a bit like those sessions.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
new- Snail Mail and Warehouse
not so new - Beach Fossils

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
'Carrie Anne' by The Hollies
'Grounded' by Pavement

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Since the album's release I have assembled a group of musos to play live. We've been playing shows and are currently writing more tunes for another record. The process of recording will remain the same, though instead of it being just me, the others in the group will play and record their respective instruments. Though, I enjoyed recording all of the first album myself, possibly feeling what a writer or painter feels in their own solitary creative environment, I missed being in a proper 'band'.

Q: Any parting words?
Stay analog. begood. Smile.