terça-feira, 22 de outubro de 2013

Weissensee with Papir - An Interview

Free jazz,kraut, psych, improvisacão, maluquices, lisergia, piracão, eis que o TBTCI volta a sua raiz, depois de um período fora do ar, por motivos claros, o ECAZ agora é a casa do TBTCI, então é justifícavel, certo? Óbvio que sim.....

Agora separei o retorno pra desgracar de vez os psych maníacos de plantão, porque os dinamarqueses do Papir são daqueles iguarias que vem de tempos em tempos, Kraftwerk, Ash Ra Temple, NEU!, Spacemen 3, VU e tudo que soar esquisito e inovador faz parte do poder de ataque dos caras, o debut Stundum é daqueles albuns que você vai escutando e vai necessitando de psicotrópicos, porque é inerente o vicio do negócio, não há como sair ileso.

Como eu sempre digo, o TBTCI não é recomendado a indie kids, tampouco a pessoas que sofrem com dependência, porque o Papir causa dependência sim, mas é só você vir preparado, traga seus drinks e demais acessórios e fique a vontade, e para elucidar tudo isso, deixo a palavra com os gnomos do Papir.

***** Interview with Papir *****

Q. When did Papir starts, tell us about the history...
The three of us have played together in different constellations for many years now. We used to play with a singer, but as you can probably imagine – it can be very difficult for a singer to jam with instrumentalists. So when the last singer decided to quite the band, we started taking the processes of jam a lot more serious. Not that we didn’t jam back then, but now we had somehow come to the realization – that instrumental, jam-based music, was the kind of music that we’ve always wanted to play.

Q: Who are your influences?
There are probably a lot! Guess the experimental part of the whole krautrock movement is quite important to us. From the funky and intense grooves of Can to the pastoral psychedelicisms and ambient drone scapes of band like Neu! And Harmonia to the more freaked out jams of bands like Ash Ra Temple and Guru Guru. Then there is the electric Miles Davis periode. And there is the importance of proto post rock groups such as Talk Talk and Dif Juz. But we also just really dig all time classic rock groups like the Doors, Rolling Stones and Hendrix of course.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Ash Ra Temple – Join Inn
Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas
Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
Love – Out There
Harmonia - Live 74

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
We LOVE playing live! That’s what it is all about. The live situation can be very useful for us as a way to try out more improvised and unfinished stuff. It really means lot and it is difficult to compare the energy of playing in front of an audience to anything else. Sometimes everything just melts together – the sound, the energy from the music and the energy from the people in the audience. It’s is a quite unique feeling.

Q. How do you describe Papir sounds?
We don’t. Well, the description “psychedelic postrock” may seem fitting in some ways, but we don’t really think much about words and descriptions, since it’s about the MUSIC and about feeling the music.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
“Stundum” and “III” are both recorded in a house in northern part of Denmark – far away from civilization and everyday life. We spent a week recording one album. We also had Jonas Munk (Causa Sui, Manual ect.) with us, recording and mixing the albums.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We actually use to have a cover band! We also play a set of Yo La Tengo-songs once and that’s really fun. But really don’t do covers these days

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We are playing some concerts in Germany in November together with Electric Moon. That will be really fun! We also have a record coming out in the end of October, which is a session called “Papermoon Sessions” we did last year with Dave and Lulu from Electric Moon and Mogens from Øresund Space Collective. We will also into the process of writing some new material!

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks Guys