segunda-feira, 18 de março de 2013

Call The Doctor with Dreamweapon - An Interview

Diretamente de Portugal para o mundo psych bem o dreamweapon, barulho, distorcão em altas dosagens, o caso de amor com o TBTCI deu-se em setembro de 2012, quando Andre Couto, baixo e vocal, contactou este que vos escreve apresentando a banda através da poderosa demo de Black Mountain, faixa que acabou fazendo parte do The Blue Album, 3º Volume das TBTCI Compilation Series que veio ao mundo em dezembro do ano passado, a partir de então dreamweapon e TBTCI vem estreitando relacionamento para novos e novos releases, vide o recém lancado The Psychedelic Sounds of TBTCI, onde a dreamweapon desconstruiu Are You Experienced do mestre Hendrix, e em breve virá ao mundo seu primeiro ep, mas a dreamweapon vem tocando com gente do calibre de The Underground Youth, The Lucid Dream e outros grandes nomes da avalanche de ruídos sonoros que vem borbulhando no underground do underground.

Daí, chegou a hora da dreamweapon explicitar seu ruído branco nas páginas do TBTCI, amigos, nome a se prestar extrema atencão, de Portugal para ir diretamente prejudicar ainda mais nossos tímpanos a grande dreamweapon.

***** Interview with Dreamweapon *****

Q. When did dreamweapon starts, tell us about the history...
Dreamweapon members had been sharing friendship and musical experiences for a couple of years. So, around 2009, Edgar and João got together to play some tunes and have some fun. They liked the result so much that eventually an invitation to play with them was extended to drummer Pedro Magano. Out of those sessions as a three-piece, came the first dreamweapon tunes. Then, Edgar and João decided to show those rehearsal recordings to their friend and bass player André Couto. He liked the sound, and on the spot decided to join the three-piece. That's how dreamweapon came to be. The current lineup was congealed on February 2013, with Pico on drums.

Q. What are your influences?
Living and loving. Experience. Consciousness... Music is indistinguishable from life. So that's our main influence.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
The Velvet Underground & Nico
Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Take it from the man!
Dead Magick - Dead Skeletons

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Connected to the Universal Mind.

Q. How would you describe the dreamweapon sounds?
Dreamweapon sounds like sonic jams trying to be songs. So, we guess that the end result is something that comes out of this paradox. A very dense, yet simple sound.

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the debut EP...
We decided to record these tunes, in order to freeze in time and space what we believe to be dreamweapon's musical genesis, our first tunes, the ones that kept us together, and the ones that led us into to our path. We recorded the bulk of it at our rehearsal space, then proceeded to record, mix and master at Amp Studio, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, alongside the awesome Paulo Miranda.

Q. Which new bands would you recommend?
There's loads of awesome stuff out there, coming out everyday, but we would give a special praise to the inevitable Dead Skeletons, to François Sky, Thee Piatcions, The Lucid Dream, The Underground Youth and the impressive Sonic Jesus.

Q. Which bands would you love to made a cover version?
We think this one would be an endless list.... Probably Spacemen 3 and The Brian Jonestown Massacre are the ones we most enjoy playing for fun.

Q. What are your plans for the future?
Record more. Play more. Dream even more. And that's it!

Q. Any departing words?
Buy music from the bands you love! Support the artists so they can continue to make even better music! Pay attention to what your heart is telling you instead of focusing it all on your mind, and above all, enjoy!

A big thanks to Renato, and TBTCI, for their ever-growing love, belief and support!
Thanks dreamweapon