terça-feira, 25 de setembro de 2018

Dissimulation with Emmaline Twist - An Interview

Tudo começou após um show tributo New Order para os estadunidenses do Emmaline Twist, isso tudo em 2016.

Fincado-se sob o espectro dark oitentista e a onde gaze que invadiu o submundo dos bons sons no início dos 90´s, o quinteto lançou em 2017 seu primeiro EP Dissimulation povias digitais, como a grande maioria das bandas independentes atuais. Após certa atenção local "Dissimulation" ganhou versão estendida em versão vinílica, com faixas extras e assim, o Emmaline Twist vem ganhando mais e mais notoriedade.

A grandiosa e eloquente base sonora serve de guia para a voz, simplesmente maravilhosa, de Meredith McGrade e é exatamente este um dos grandes diferenciais do Emmaline Twist.

Sofisticação e elegância em tons cinzentos fazem de "Dissimulation" um elixir para os ouvidos.

***** Interview with Emmaline Twist *****

Q. When did Emmaline Twist begin? Tell us about the history...
Emmaline Twist began in 2016 after a failed attempt by Meredith and Krysztof to work up a New Order tribute band. We basically just decided we'd rather create our own music together, but in that vein of "dark 80's" music, with the heavier groove and denser guitars of the 90's shoegaze sound. Kristin and Jon were the perfect rhythm section for such a musical idea, and the "laid-back urgency" sound of the band was formed. Just recently, we added Alex on keys to make out live sound even bigger, which our latest album reflects.

Q: Who are your influences?
Probably our biggest direct influence from the Shoegaze side of things would be Slowdive, and from the Dark-80's would be The Cure. From there it's just a "family tree" of similar kinds of bands!

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
These may seem obvious, but, some of our favorites are :

"Disintegration" - The Cure
"Slowdive" - Slowdive
"Power, Corruption, and Lies" - New Order
"Strange Times" - The Chameleons
"Mezzanine" - Massive Attack

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We love playing live, actually. We work very hard on the presentation of our songs and our sound, and love each other as friends, so something truly magic happens when we get on stage and support each other and these songs.

Q. How do you describe Emmaline Twist´s sounds?
I'll use this phrase "laid-back urgency" to describe our brand of Shoegaze / Dreampop, again. We have been very fortunate to find each other as musicians, and somehow know how to build these big, driving, textural soundscapes in a laid-back and introspective manner. While some darkwave or post-punk bands strive for a colder sonic palette, we attempt a richer, warmer feel with our songs.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We demo all the songs out, first, and get to know them as a band in rehearsal and onstage long before recording them. We want them to become as fully realized as they can between us so that when we go into the studio, we're just trying to capture that magic rather than using the studio to figure them out. It's more exciting for us to do it that way, and makes it much more focused and collaborative a process since we all know precisely what we're trying to capture. The only goal we have in the studio, really, is to make sure we capture the "bigness" of the sound.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Here are some great bands we're listening to : Tamaryn, Ariel, Vaadat Charigim, Still Corners, Death & Vanilla, The Life & Times.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We've been toying with a cover of Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?" just because it would be fun to task something so different from our sound and to turn it into one of ours.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We'd love to do more regional festival dates, and more touring, in general.

Q: Any parting words?
We're grateful for the attention, and look forward to bringing everyone more of what we do!