segunda-feira, 10 de junho de 2013

A Kiss In The Dreamshouse with Beste - An Interview

Pós punk, shoegazer, dark, tudo isso com extremo, digo extremo apelo sensual, as vezes etéreo, por outras denso e caótico, mas tudo altamente sexy e mântrico, assim é Beste, ou Jami e Den.

A música do Beste é para poucos porque primeiro existem pouquíssimas informacões sobre eles, e a melhor forma para o TBTCI foi entrevistar Jami, para poder chegar a conclusão que Beste, certamente vai permear seus sonhos mais secretos, sejam perversos, sexys, ou ambos ao mesmo tempo, e Jami facilita as coisas pra todos nós visualmente falando, se é que você me entende.

***** Interview with Beste *****

Q. When did Beste starts, tell us about the history...
Beste started on Halloween of 2007 with a friend invitation on MySpace from Denn Campbell in Blandford Forum England, an ocean away from me here in the states. He is a producer/multi-instrumentalist and he had songs but was looking for someone to do lyrics and vocals on. He heard my folk music so he wrote me. I liked what he sent me so I went into the studio to record a few demos. 3 months later I had a home studio set up in my kitchen and we were on a writing recording spree. I would stay up late every night recording vocal tracks under the glow of Christmas lights with a bottle of wine. It was like magic. I went over to England in March, and we fell in love. Then I went back in May for a full UK tour. It was our first tour and we booked it ourselves. It was a lot of effort but worth it.

Q: Who are your influences?
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Siousxie and the Banshees, Queens of the Stone Age, The Black Angels, Curve, Lush, My Bloody Valentine, ya know mainly the shoegazer , neo-psychedelic and post-punk genres.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1. Queens of the Stone Age- Lullabies to Paralyze
2. Siouxsie and the Banshees-Peek A Boo
3. The Smiths-Meat is Murder
4. Lush-Gala
5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- B.R.M.C.

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I LOVE playing live. It is my passion and I thrive on it. When I go on stage I go into a hypnotic trance. I am a practicing Santera, so I always invite my spirits to join me and even sing through me. What I love most about playing live is the exchange with the audience. It’s like an exchange of energy back and forth.

Q. How do you describe Beste sounds?
Dark, sexy, ethereal, sometimes sad, it has a strange element that is hard to pinpoint, otherworldly.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
Denn records all the music in England. Then he sends me the track. I then record the vocal tracks and send them back to him and he does all the mixing and mastering. Our process is simple. We use a Line 6 tone port as our audio interface and Cubase for the recording, mixing and mastering.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Definitely Christian Bland and the Revelators. I also really like Beach House and I LOVE Moon Duo.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I would love to really have a great conversation with The Velvet Undergound and Nico actually but I’d be happy to hang out with the Black Angels or Queens of the Stone Age.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I’m currently in a new psychedelic band that is now writing and rehearsing called the Antique Fog Café that spawned out of my own solo acoustic project. As for Beste, we do have new material and we are in the process of recording. Hopefully we’ll be releasing a new album within the next year so stayed tuned!

Q: Any parting words?
It’s always darkest before the dawn.
Thanks Jamie