quarta-feira, 15 de junho de 2011

Pygmalion with Foreign Cinema - An Interview

Lembram-se do Astral?!?Obvio que sim, prediletissimo aqui do TBTCI, varios reviews e uma interview daquelas memoraveis, leia novamente aqui, e não é que através de contatos imediatos contactei a Natty Dagger, brasileira de Goiania, foi direto para os Estados Unidos e capitanea uma projeto daqueles mais do que essenciais ao lado do proprio Dave do Astral , dai a conexão, o Foreign Cinema já citado na entrevista com o mentor do Astral passeia por caminhos diferentes, batidas eletronicas quase tribais mesclados com uma ambientação meio trip hop meio post punk e caindo por um lado shoegazer climatico tudo isso junto coloca-os como uma das grandes promessas para este ano ouça Lovers an Killers e veja do que se trata todo esse vislumbre da minha parte.

E logico, como de praxe o TBTCI descolou via Natty mais uma das já classicas interviews do blog, sem mais Foreign Cinema.

***** Interview with Natty Dagger - Foreign Cinema *****

Q. When did Foreign Cinema form, tell us about the beginning…
The band formed in 2008. We (Dave & Natalia) both were into the same kind of music and have previous band experience so naturally we joined forces and pursued the musical venture with the goal of bringing something new to the indie music scene.

Q. What are the band’s influences?
A lot of contemporary electronic music as well as some classic shoegaze & post-punk have really been big drivers in our musical influence. Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Air, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Echo & the Bunnymen & Siouxsie and The Banshees are among the most notable.

Q. Tell us about the recording process for the debut EP?
The original master recordings of the EP was done completely analog (aside from the final format being released on CD), and recorded on a 1/2" tape, 8-track tape machine at our home studio. Retaining a fat organic low end in our sound is really important. The 4 songs were recorded, mixed and mastered in less than a month, which was very quickly compared with how long we're taking to put out our new album... about 2 years! hahaha

Q. When is the album due?
The album will be out in a couple months but we do not have a release date set yet. We are currently finalizing the mixes and it will be mastered in a week or so. After that, it will be off to the pressing plant. This album will be released on vinyl in very limited quantities.

Q, Tell us about playing live.
Playing live is always a pleasure. connecting with listeners is one of the most rewarding experiences about being a recording/ performing artist. We are about to do our first show with live drums and also a cello player and we're hoping to incorporate more diverse instruments into our live shows for the future including sitar and other world instruments.

Q. What do you think about the classic shoegaze era?
Let's just say without it, a huge part of our influences would never have existed.

Q. Which new bands you recommended?
We like bands that are a little bit different from the rest. Here in the Bay Area our favorites are Return to Mono, Stripmall Architecture, Silver Swans & Slowness. It's hard to find new bands that are totally original but it's always refreshing when a band takes a new twist on an old sound and not just copy some style of music that's already been done.

Q. Which songs by other bands would you like to do cover versions of?
Dead Can Dance - The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove and also In Power we Entrust the Love Advocated (we're BIG Dead Can Dance fans :)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Porcupine

Q. What are the plans for the future?
We are on the verge of releasing our first vinyl 7" single. The songs will be exclusive to this release (Palace of Fine Junk b/w Velvet Sky) and not available on anything else. We are very proud of these songs and we've already gotten a lot of positive feedback on them. In the near term, we'll continue to perform and promote the new album and single, as well as do more regional touring.

Q. Any important news to tell us…
Only that we have a couple of shows coming up in San Francisco and that people should come out! :) One is at the legendary Cafe Du Nord, on June 23rd and the other at the Rickshaw Stop on July 16. Our website is www.foreigncinema.com.br and people can keep up with us by visiting our Facebook page (facebook.com/foreigncinemamusic) and Twitter (@foreigncinema)
Thank you so much Renato!
Thanks Natty & Dave!!!Cheers Renato

Foreign Cinema - Lovers and Killers