quarta-feira, 27 de março de 2013

To Here Knows When with The Bilinda Butchers - An Interview

Ao contrário do que o nome possa sugerir, claro, eu também fui seco querendo ouvir guitarras e mais guitarras e ao contrário me deparei com uma doce candura, um tenro dreampop digno dos aureos tempos da 4AD e do Cocteau Twins em sua fase pós Victorialand, assim é o The Bilinda Butchers, unanimidade em 11 de 10 shoegazeres ou dreampoppers da nova geracão, e eu dou meu aval, é belíssimo o que o Adam e Michal vem fazendo e com o novo EP The Lovers Suicide mas uma vez os caras nos enganam com os nomes porque o disquinho é um refresco a alma.

O TBTCI até que demorou pra soltar essa entrevista com o TBB, mas Michal tratou de acabar com a tal demora.

***** Interview with The Bilinda Butchers *****

Q. When did TBB starts, tell us about the history...
We started back when we were 15 or 16. Adam and I had a mutual love for My Bloody Valentine so we decided to name ourselves after Bilinda Butcher. We found a likeness to the sound of her voice and the tone that she created over the music which is sort of shy and subdued. Much like our childhoods growing up.

Q: Who are your influences?
We started out having a heavy influence by The Radio Dept. That was the band that we decided we had the biggest mutual love for and the kind of sound we wanted to emulate. I believe our two EP's "regret, love, guilt, dreams" and "goodbyes" showcases that desire.

Now I think our influences have changed drastically. Its hard to pinpoint the change so far because we are still going through a metamorphosis, but we have sort of matured and want to make sort of darker music. Recently I joined as co owner of the indie label Zoom Lens which showcases a lot of electronic music with a western perspective of primarily Japanese culture from the 80's to today.

Since joining I've been influenced by more electronic music with a dark aesthetic. Bands like Uio Loi, CFCF and the compilations of Bob42jh.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Of all time is difficult, would take me a lot of time to be satisfied with my list, but currently my top 5 are:

2. CFCF - Exercises
3.Toro y Moi - Anything In Return
4.i-fls - Residential Town Lonliness
5.My Bloody Valentine - m b v

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I like the idea. For a band like The Bilinda Butchers I've found it doesn't really work to try go into it without a complicated and thought out plan. The point is that it is well thought out and works for all the instruments to blend together. Before when we played live it was complex and sort of thrown together. I think we really failed translating our recorded sounds to a live environment. But I am excited to try again, whenever that may be.

Q. How do you describe TBB sounds?
Nostalgic headphone music. Really personal music you don't want to listen to with friends but more when you are inside your own head.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the new ep?
Our newest release "THE LOVERS SUICIDE!'" was a lot different musically for us as well as the process of recording it. We had played this song on our live set and when we decided to do the single we wanted to record the high energy rendition rather than the floating kind of ambient version we had of the demo.

We ended up tracking all the instruments live in our studio and blending them together with synthetic sounds like our drum machine and synths. Its a really noisy and weird sounding mix. i really wanted to do a song that was loud and high energy to discern a dividing line between our other recordings.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I don't mean to self promote but check out the artist on Zoom Lens. Aegyokiller, Smoke Room, i-fls. All these bands have a sort of niche sound but hold a beauty and intensity underneath. I joined the label having fallen in love with a lot of these bands.

LLLL is another band from Japan that is incredible. Ambient electronic music that is masterfully produced like bands crafted by Yasutaka Nakata(Capsule, Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu). Check them out on bandcamp. (http://lllltokyo.bandcamp.com/)

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Well we just did LOVE SO ESTRANGED which is originally a song by Rocketship, but I would love to do a cover of a song from Toro y Moi's "Anything in Return."

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Crafting our new sound and working on our first record!

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you for all the support, everyone who has sent us a message or purchased any of our recordings. We hope we can keep continue doing it.
Thanks guys