terça-feira, 13 de agosto de 2013

A Forest with Schonwald - An Interview

Cold Wave em estado bruto diretamente da Itália para virar prediletos do TBTCI e logicamente do CºLD, assim é o Schonwald, na realidade um duo formado por Luca e Ale, o mais interessante de tudo é os caras fazerem parte do cast da barulhenta Hozac Records, casa de gente como Woven Bones e afins, mas existe uma linha tênue que explica isso, o Schonwald além de exercitar os demônios pessoais através de sua gélida música fortemente influenciada por The Cure, Joy Division e outras máximas da saudade época, o duo definitivamente explicita sua admiracão pela obra prima máxima do wall of sound, logicamente Psychocandy, é só notar em sua influèncias na entrevista cedida ao TBTCI, onde os gentis Luca e Ale abrem todos os detalhes sobre a história e os próximos passos do que o Schowald nos prepara, por hora é mais do que necessário a audicão do 7" Mercurial, eu se fosse você não perderia muito tempo, a não ser que você não esteja preparado para tal.

Por hora, Luca e Ale comandam as páginas do TBTCI.....

***** Interview with Schowald *****

Q When did Schonwald starts, tell us about the history...
Ale: We met way back when Luca was still attending the School of Arts and I was already a musician I used to play in another band. We fell in love and then Luca started to play the guitar after a while he joined me in my band.

Later we decided to create the project Schonwald which is our main project now.

Luca: We started to play as Schonwald in 2008 we are a duo: Alessandra sings and plays the bass guitar and keyboards I play the guitar and the drum machines. A lot of people asked us about the meaning of our name: Schonwald is a german word, it means "already in the forest" but it has a personal connection because it's a variation of my mother's surname, in fact I'm of German descent. We released the first album called Amplified Nature in 2009 on Pocket Heaven Records from Luxembourg. Our debut was in London at "Myogenic Festival" and Amplified Nature has been supported by 4 European tours through Italy, England, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany.

Ale: Last year we signed with HoZac Records after having written and sent them some new songs. We knew his label from Chicago because we like many bands of their rooster.

A 7" single "Mercurial" has been released last March and we've just come back from the promotional tour. (here the official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UMJV8E30Uhg )

Q: Who are your influences?
Luca: Our music is inspired by the 80s sound.

We grew up listening to the New York NO WAVE scene and British post punk bands mainly.

Ale: Moreover we live in Ravenna a small town near the sea which is characterized by fog, marshes and swamps.These places especially in winter are very suggestive and riches of gloomy atmospheres. So it's very easy to have inspiration of creating our kind of music.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Suicide - SUICIDE
The Cure - FAITH
The Jesus and Mary Chain - PSYCHOCANDY

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Ale: Playing live is one of the most fantastic things in life.

Our live set is a sort of emotional waterfall created by the feelings between me and Luca.

Q. How do you describe Schonwald sounds?
Ale:Schonwald is all about reverberated atmospheres, hypnotic minimalist mood and a noise inclination.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Luca: our creative process starts with composing some patterns on drum machine then we had the keyboard lines followed by guitar, bass guitar and last but not least the voice.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Luca: we love BLACK BUG from Bordeaux they are really cool

and another french band called AVGVST from Paris which we had the pleasure of sharing the stage last April. We also saw NORTH AMERICA for the first time a month ago, they were very interesting.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Ale: sometimes it happens that we play live A Forest by The Cure and some years ago we recorded WHO BY FIRE for a tribute to Leonard Cohen. (you can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_5OWrlavog )

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Ale: Play more and more!!!

Luca: We are very excited for the release of the new album that will be out early months of 2014 via HoZac Records.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks Luca & Ale