terça-feira, 18 de setembro de 2018

Payday Flowers with Sugarplum Fairies - Interview and Video Premiere

Desde de 1999, Silvia Ryder conduz com sofisticação sua fornada a frente do Sugarplum Fairies.

Nativa de Vienna, Austria, Silvia originalmente formou o Sugarplum Fairies ao lado de seu marido Ben Bohm, e ambos construíram em conjunto a trajetória da banda até que em 2014 o casal se separou e Silvia iniciou uma nova fase do Sugarplum Fairies com um time de músicos se revezando nas gravações.

O mais recente trabalho é "Payday Flowers", lançado em Julho deste ano, e segue de forma lógica a trajetória do Sugarplum Fairies, um certo neofolk ensolarado e melancólico, evocando por vezes Mazzy Star, Cowboy Junkies sem deixar de lado o mestre Lee Hazlewood. Arranjos em formas de orquestrações cinematográficas são a tônica das criações do Silvia.

Eloquentemente grandioso, o Sugarplum Fairies é daqueles raros prazeres que infelizmente possuem pouco reconhecimento, infelizmente, mas não aqui no TBTCI, pelo contrário, o Sugarplum Fairies é objeto de admiração.

Ah sim, fora a entrevista, de quebra Silvia brindou o TBTCI com a premiere de seu mais nova vídeo, contemplando a bela "Boudoir Poet".

Escolha seu lado e bom retiro.

***** Interview and Video Premiere with Sugarplum Fairies *****

Q. When did Sugarplum Fairies begin? Tell us about the history...
Sugarplum Fairies originally started in 1999 as a duo with me then husband Ben Bohm as co-writer/guitarist. We had both moved from Vienna/Austria in 1991 (where we were born). Back there I used to work as a journalist for a print magazine and dabbled in writing lyrics for other bands while Ben was signed to a major label since his early 20’s.

Ben and me parted ways personally and musically in 2014 which culminated in me assembling a rotating line-up of co-writers and guest musicians.

Q. Who are your influences?
There are many genres and personalities that influence my music conceptually, rather than sonically: French movies from the 60s, Anna Karina, Jean-Luc Godard, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Nico, Jean-Pierre Melville, the movie Girl On The Bridge, Anton Corbijn, Chet Baker.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Lee Hazlewood: The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides 1968-1971
Johnny Cash: American III: Solitary Man
Tori Amos: Under The Pink
John Lennon: Double Fantasy
The Velvet Underground & Nico: The Velvet Underground & Nico

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I do not play out live anymore, I never enjoyed it. I prefer to create in solitude, kind of like Harry Nilsson.

Q. How do you describe Sugarplum Fairies´ sounds?
The sound of SPF tries to bridge the transatlantic gap with an amalgamation of European pop sensibilities and waltzing Americana folk rock.

On the latest album, ‘Payday Flowers’, SPF veers from sleepy shoegaze to eclectic Vaudeville, featuring Lee Hazlewood reminiscent horn arrangements alongside languid soundscapes.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Since I am purely a lyricist and singer I collaborate with other songwriters/musicians which are part of “The Fairies Family”. They send me melodies and I create stories around them, which is a very solidary process. I always record/produce my own vocal tracks in my home studio, which is in an early 1920’s townhouse with great acoustics. Then I bring in various musicians to layer the tracks.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Gold Star, Son of the Velvet Rat, Dylan Luster, Lael Neale, Korey Dane.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
I usually include at least one cover song on all of my albums; on the current release it’s “Life’s A Gas” by T.Rex. Not sure yet what it’s gonna be for the next one.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Start working on a new album this fall and expanding on the visual aspects that come with being a recording artist. I have always created the artwork for SPF, but I just recently started producing and directing my own videos.

Q: Any parting words?
"If you're afraid of the dark, remember the night rainbow. If there is no happy ending, make one out of cookie dough." - Cooper Edens