terça-feira, 12 de março de 2013

Day of The Lords with The Woken Trees - An Interview

Definitivamente  Dinamarca esta nos presenteando cada vez mais com espetaculares sons, veja, Raveonettes não conta ok mas sim bandas que tem se tornado prediletas do TBTCI, caso do The Wands Death Valley Sleepers, Black Light White Light e agora em seu debut NNON o TBTCI se curva ao poderoso e soturno The Woken Trees, seguindo uma linha similar ao Blue Angel Lounge, o Woken Trees faz psicodelismo dark, soturno e dissonante, mantras são proferidos pela banda de forma gélida e densa, ao como uma jam entre Black Angels e Joy Division se é que isso é possível.

O fato é que NNON chega zunindo na mente e deixando tons acinzentados que meus caros, não há como fugir.

Detalhe, o album saiu ontém, e o TBTCI já escancara uma entrevista tipicamente da casa....

***** Interview with Henrik Thorsmark Østerby, guitarist of The Woken Trees *****

Q. When did The Woken Trees start? Tell us about the history of the band...
A: We have all known each other since our early teens, where we used to skate, party and listen to music together. The Woken Trees started when the six of us moved to an abandoned house in the suburbs of Copenhagen. We started writing songs in the cold and gloomy cellar of the house.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: There are so many great bands that have inspired us and to list just a few seems almost ungrateful. But we have to mention; Wovenhand, The Black Angels, Health, Low, Glifted, Warlocks, A Place To Bury Strangers, Joy Division, The Soft Moon, The Seeds, The Open Mind etc. etc. etc. Thanks guys!

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures
My Bloody Valentine: Loveless
Sixteen Horsepower: Sackcloth’n’Ashes
Neil Young: Harvest
The Doors: The Doors

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: We attend to accomplish the same stages as a magic/religious ritual. The rhythm, the repetition and hopefully a transcendental experience. It is our aim that the audience is going through the same thing, whether they enjoy it or not.

Q. How would you describe the sound of The Woken Trees?
A: Dark, heavy, aggressive and frequently noisy.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording NNON?
A: Though we recorded the album live, it was surprisingly easy to do. We rented a studio for six days and recorded everything live except the vocals. We had to call upon the gods in order to capture those lyrics.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A: The Blue Angel Lounge, Get Your Gun, Uncle Acid And the Deadbeats, The Beardy Durfs and The Wands are definitely worth a listen or 5.000.

Q: If you should make a cover version of another band, what would it be?
A: 1000 Mexicans: Diving for Pearls.

Q: What's your plans for the future....
A: Our plan is to tour a lot, write a shitload of new songs and hopefully record them.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Please take care of nature, especially the forest and the ocean. Fear the Tree Spirit and worship the cult of NNON!
Thanks Henrik