terça-feira, 23 de abril de 2013

Methodrone with Spacegazer - An Interview

Peter Kember, Jason Pierce, Anton Newcombe, Kevin Shields, os irmãos Reid, ou seja todos os mestres evocados certamente devem estar com sorriso de ponta a ponta, é só colocar qualquer música do viciante Spacegazer, nome sugestivo e já indica ao que veio, viagem com wall of sound, psicodelismo e muitas guitarras.

Paris esta queimando definitivamente, Vincent Vaillant tem parte de culpa nisso, simplesmente o TBTCI aguarda ansiosamente o album cheio, e você deveria também, mas tudo bem, se ainda não se curvou perante o Spacegazer, escute Gone e leia quem é Vincent Vaillant e o já grandioso Spacegazer.

***** Interview with Spacegazer *****

Q. When did Spacegazer starts, tell us about the history...
Spacegazer is a project I wanted to do since a lot of time. I was wasting my time in ridiculous rock bands and really wanted to enter in a more personal thing and genre. The problem is that I'm really shy and spent to much time smoking and drinking haha. (I still do of course!) I had to move my ass and do something. So I made a little studio in the corner of my girlfriends apartment and started recording some ideas!

Q: Who are your influences?
I'm really into psychedelic and shoegaze music. Also, slowcore and drone. I can say that my principal influences are The Velvet Underground, The Warlocks, BJM, and Spacemen 3 for the classics. Others are True Widow, Joy division, Wooden Shjips/Moon Duo for the heavy and deep sounds. Spectrum and La Monte Young for the drone. So much band are influences for me man... I can spend days talking music!

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Really hard question... Depends on my everyday feelings. I can try to make a list (no order):
- Brian Jonestown Massacre "Give It Back"
- Spacemen 3 "Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To"
- My Bloody Valentine "Loveless"
- Dead Rabbits "I Love You" EP
- Pink Floyd "Live At Pompei"
- The Velvet Underground and Nico
I know there are 6 albums but I can't remove one!

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Playing live would be great for Spacegazer. But I just started recording stuff by myself and I don't have any members, except my best friend but he just started learning bass haha! I really want to play live in the style of the KVB you know? I like the Spacemen 3 thing "minimum is maximum". I like difficulty, playing guitar with keyboard drones and drum machines in the same time... fighting for the music!

Q. How do you describe Spacegazer sounds?
Spacegazer sound is heavy and slow. Trippy and deep. It's music to get high. There is something beautiful in noise. I have acouphens since I'm a child so I learned to live and appreciate the noise. Looks like a shoegaze definition isn't it?
I want to put my feelings in music and be disconnected from other bands to make something new, not revisited... Music is life.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
For recording my songs, I use an external sound card for the vocals, guitars and bass and a midi keyboard/MPC for the drums and keys. All of this with Ableton Live. I have a shit load of pedals and guitars too... But as I said, I'm on my own for everything in the process of making music and I don't have much money. But fuck money... I also work as a part time video editor so I make all the videos too. Here's a picture i took some weeks ago to give you an idea of my conditions of work! Cheap and messy!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
There's a new era in underground music. The good music have a new future. I really enjoy The Blue Angel Lounge, Tales Of Murder And Dust, Dead Rabbits, The Laurels, Dead Skeletons, The Soft Moon, The Oscillation, Ringo Deathstarr etc... and also The Black Market Karma with my long time friend Louisa. So much bands man...

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I want to make a special cover for The Blog That Celebrates Itself. Something original, like The Horrors did with a shitty Beyonce song, but something more constructive of course. I'm hesitating... I was thinking about "Janitor Of Lunacy" by Nico or turning "The Blame" by Gonjasufi into a deep psych song. I don't know yet! You'll have the surprise!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Playing gigs would be great. I also want to make an EP and share it to the world... Other tunes are coming and I want to focus more on my recordings and take the time work them more. I'm never satisfied in what I do, i'm a perfectionist but I'm always pressed to share my work...

Q: Any parting words?
I want more people to know my music. It's complicated to find people who likes underground music... even in Paris man! I make music for people, not for money. Everybody is free to download my songs for free or to make a donation, but the best is to share and like my facebook page or send me messages because it gives me courage to keep on making music by knowing that some people likes my band! I love everybody. Take care of you. Thanks to The Blog That Celebrates Itself for talking about me, you guys are awesome. I can't even realize you interviewed me! LOVE.
Thanks Vincent