quinta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2013

To Here Knows When with Afor Gashum - An Interview

E o TBTCI viajou até Tel Aviv, Israel, e se deparou com uma preciosidade chamada Afor Gashum, a comecar pela peculiaridade de sua procedência e depois pelo mais importante, a música, doce e cândido shoegazer, cristalino e beirando uma linha tênue entre o dream pop, shoegazer e o pós punk, o album From The Inside seduz, um tanto pela crueza da gravacão e do sotaque que causou excitacão desde a primeira audicão para este que vos escreve.

Tardiamente fui ouvir a beleza do Afor Gashum, digo tardiamente mesmo porque o album é de fevereiro desde ano, ainda bem que o TBTCI conseguiu pegar a tempo de saboreá-lo ainda neste ano, porque certamente eu teria ficado chateado em perder uma beleza deste tamanho, recomendadíssimo para os sonhadores e apreciadores de microfonias e delírios de plantão.

Vamos de entrevista então, certo!?!?!

***** Interview with Afor Gashum *****

Q. When did Afor Gashum start, tell us about the history...
Oded (the bass player) and I (Michal, the songwriter, singer and guitarist) played together years ago in an early incarnation of Afor Gashum, which made some waves in Tel Aviv’s indie circles. Then I went to live in New York and later London. A couple of years ago I started spending more time in Israel and decided to restart the band with Oded. We recruited Shai on guitar and Aviv on drums, and recorded the new album, “From the Inside”.

Q: Who are your influences?
Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, Slint

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Sonic Youth’s “Daydream Nation”,
MBV’s “Loveless”,
Slint’s “Spiderland”,
Joy Division’s “Closer”,
TV on the Radio’s “Return to Cookie Mountain”

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is a treat. We kind of curl into our own immersive and prickly sound world, while also doing our best to project the feeling outwards, and when the audience gets drawn in, it’s a wonderful experience.

Q. How do you describe Afor Gashum sounds?
Cotton candy wrapped in steel wool.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We spent three days in a proper studio recording the drums, and then met once a week over several months to record the guitars, bass and vocals in Shai’s home studio. It was great because it gave us the freedom to go deep and experiment and try things and get exactly the sounds we wanted.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Beach Volleyball are a fantastic new shoegaze band from London. They have power and sensitivity and amazing guitarscapes. Their debut album “Broadcast” is a classic. Dead Wolf Club are also from London. They play spikey post-punk with shoegaze sensibilities, and seem to have no fear following their own idiosyncratic instincts. The Enablers are not that new, but not enough people seem to know about them. They’re from San Francisco and have a stunning combination of spoken word poetry, expressive drumming and beautiful guitar interplay.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We were just talking about how great it would be to make a shoegazing cover of a Smiths song. Please don’t steal our idea!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Our album “From the Inside” is coming out internationally on Land Speed Records on 18th November. I’m now in the process of writing new songs, and we should start working on a new album very soon.

Q: Any parting words?
Some of our songs are in Hebrew, but if you’re curious about what they say, there are some English translations at http://www.michalsapir.com/lyrics/
Thanks Michal


terça-feira, 19 de novembro de 2013

Wofhounds Strikes Again - Divide & Fal New Single - A Track by Track with David Callahan

O retorno do TBTCI demorou mas rolou, muita correria, muita coisa rolando, mas tudo maravilhoso, certo!?!?CERTISSÍMO!!

Vamos ao que interessa, novíssimo single do Wolfhounds, prediletos e heróis da Class of 86, já tive a honra de entrevistar Mr. David Callahan aqui nas páginas do TBTCI, reveja aqui , agora o single, diga-se de passagem coisa lnda, vinilzinho vermelho que álias, esta a venda no ECAZ, é foda, tipicamente class of 86 com um pé no pos punk esquizofrênico de outrora.

E o seguinte, a invés de eu tecer o que eu acho, resumo minhas palavras no que o mestre David Callahan tem a dizer sobre, num track by track exclusivo, coisas do TBTCI.

Divide & Fall - Track by Track by David Callhan

The words on the new single are entirely influenced by their environment, like stunted thistles growing through pavement cracks.

Divide and Fall tries to express the sense of you and me against the world, when two people are trying to preserve their individuality while pulling together to survive. It’s trying to have faith in someone you care about, helping them go their own way while presenting a united front against those who would crush you for no reason. It’s a love song.

The Ten Commandments of Public Life describes a particularly fraught walk through a Tower Hamlets market, while feeling under psychic attack from shrieking Koran-bashers and hollering scripture-mongers. It’s expressing the wave of mixed messages you can be hit by when just walking down the street, if you’re receptive. Sailing down a river of sullied spirituality exemplified by the charlatan Crowley: “do what thou wilt get away with”. It’s a love song.


quarta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2013

Common Era with Perpetual Heat - An Interview

Minimal, shoegazer, dream pop, pos punk, tudo condensado na música de Bj Dierkes, ou Perpetual Heat.

Soft Slope lancado em maio do ano passado, demonstra exatamente a que vem o Perpetual Hear, doses e camadas de grandes nomes da Kranky Records como Labradford, Jessamine, Belong entre outros.

Sonoridade para sua tranquilidade e instropecão plena, música feita para a alma, e obviamente que o TBTCI não poderia deixar escapar tamanho auto niilismo.

Sem maiores explicacões, sugiro a leitura do que é o Perpetual Heat pelo seu criador.

***** Interview with Perpetual Heat *****

Q. When did Perpetual Heat get started, tell us about the history…
Perpetual Heat is really a continuation of solo projects that I have been working on for several years. Awhile back I would post things to MySpace under different monikers (Sudden Stars Lentamente) Finally, a couple of years ago I decided on the name Perpetual Heat and that is what I use for all of my solo-ish recordings now.

Q: Who are your musical influences?
It’s just so tough because depending on what you are writing, you may be thinking about a particular song but because of the mood instead of the actual sounds. So the influence is more abstract. Having said that, I really like Phil Elverum (Microphones/Mt Eerie). Unwound. Clipd Beaks. Les Savy Fav. Low. Jesu. And so many others.

Q. What are your top 5 albums of all time?
Let’s go with these for the moment:
Unwound – Repetition
Women – s/t
Tim Hecker – Harmony in Ultraviolet
Belong – Common Era
Clipd Beaks – Preyers EP

Q. How do you describe Perpetual Heat's sound?
I describe it as odd pop with touches of electronic elements, ambient sound, and noise.

Q: Tell us about the writing and recordingprocess?
I really do most of the recording at home with a pretty minimal setup. I like using a small amount of tools and see what I can do with them. Usually that entails a drum machine, guitars, synth, and my laptop.

Q. Being that Perpetual Heat is a solo project, do you ever play live?
I have this idea that for each new release I would like to play a single show. It worked really well the first time but since I have other bands that I am in and play lots of shows with them it has proven to be a bit more difficult. I would still like to do that in the future though.

Q. Which new bands would you recommended, or what are you listening to right now?
I really like he new Pharmakon record. This new tape by a band called Little Spoon is really good. Iceage’s new album has been playing a lot in my world. Also, The Body’s new album is amazing. And the Run the Jewels album that came out this year is great.

Q: If you were to make a cover, what band or song might you want to recreate?
I’ve wanted to cover Yo la Tengo – Deeper Into Movies for a while. I might just to that.

Q: What are the future plans for Perpetual Heat?
More music for sure. I would also like to play another show with some of the new songs I have released. And I would really like to see what would happen if I took some of my newer tracks into a studio with someone that actually knows how to record.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for letting me talk about this project. I really love making music and I hope I can continue to make interesting things for people to listen to.
Thanks BJ Dierkes

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quarta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2013

Cities in Dust with Pinn´d - An Interview

Darkwave, coldwave, minimal, sexy até dizer chega!! Isto é Pinn´d, um duo de meninas daquelas saca? Nancy Walters e Mmdelai são as duas beldades que comandam a seducão.

Acabaram de lancar um cassete homônimo que saiu via Vagueness Records. 

Meus caros, essas meninas promete, por ora, sugiro a leitura ao som delas próprias.

***** Interview with Pinn´d *****

Q. When did Pinn'd starts, tell us about the history...
We met each other late last year at a party, and decided to meet up for a jam. Writing the tracks happened really easy and we quickly had this EP together, so we just kept going. We click really well, so we always have heaps of fun and get things done quickly.

Q: Who are your influences?
Nancy comes from a backyard blues type background, she's into blues in a big way. Annemarie listens to a music diet of electronica, mainly bands like Keep Shelly in Athens, Bonobo, UNKLE.

 Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
War stories (UNKLE)

 Q. How do you feel playing alive?
We only have a few gigs under our belt, we have heaps of fun, we rev ourselves up before we go on stage, jump up and down or something haha. have some whisky! We go hunting for crazy clothes before every gig, so fun!

 Q. How do you describe Pinn'd sounds?
Dark electronica, groovey, soulful... creepy

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the ep?
We wrote the tracks while we were recording them, most of them were written when we were in a crazy/productive mood. We wrote "Free time" when we were meant to be recording a promo video... which is why we're jumping around the room in that video haha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ago7nGKVZMs

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Keep Shelly in Athens are my favourite at the mo, infact anything on the Cascine label is awesome
Doprah are an amazing NZ band who deserve millions of cred...http://doprah.bandcamp.com/

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We've done a cover of I put a spell on you which we play live, hopefully we'll upload a recording soon!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Getting the word out about the music, playing gigs, more writing/recording, building a following.... playing with Peaches in London! haha

 Q: Any parting words?
We have cassettes available now! get amongst :) http://vaguenessrecords.bandcamp.com/album/pinnd-ep

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


sexta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2013

Dreamtime with ECAZ - Espaco Cultural Antena Zero

Basicamente o TBTCI nasceu de um sonho, um sonho que há quase cinco anos surgiu na mente deste que vos escreve, onde, simplesmente eu queria escrever minhas impressões pessoais acerca das coisas que amo, ou seja, as bandas que idolatro, ou ainda, as novas que iniciei a idolatria, e viver assim é algo que sempre esteve lado a lado comigo, a vida é dura diariamente, percalcos, dificuldades, desafios e tristezas fazem parte do dia a dia, então porque não, desafiar a vida, e expor os sonhos explicitando mesmo que de forma virtual suas impressões!?!? E assim o TBTCI surgiu, humilde e foi galgando conhecimento e amadurecendo dia após dia, e naturalmente os contatos, entrevistas com ídolos antigos e recentes foi inevitável, e devagarinho tornou-se um ponto referencial pra muita gente, não que eu me gabe disso, mas tenho muito, muito orgulho do trabalho realizado, e dentre tudo isso, o TBTCI conheceu a Antena Zero, e foi uma história de amor a primeira vista.

Quase 50 programas já foram ao ar, programas feitos com imenso prazer, coracão e dedicacão, e surgiu uma forte e intensa admiracão mutua entre Chiclé, Tatiana, e Renato, e enfim o fruto de tudo isso surgira amanhã dia 19/10.....estar aqui no ECAZ e vivenciar todo o processo é uma experiência que eu precisava e devo partilhar com todos, sim todos que se interessam por algo chamado MÚSICA, porque a Antena Zero acredita que a música pode sim salvar, não salvar o mundo hipócrita e medíocre que vivemos, mas salvar a sua, a minha e a alma de quem deixar se seduzir e abduzir por isso, como rege nosso lema:


Isso é levado tão a sério por toda a família da Antena Zero que sim, acabamos por acreditar tanto nisso, que eis que amanhã o ECAZ vira ao mundo, aconchegante, sedutor, barulhento, sexy, inovador, sim porque este é apenas o comeco, porque nós não vamos para nunca, acreditem, jamais seremos calados porque a forca da música é muito maior do que qualquer pequeno ou grande problema que possa vir a surgir.

Eu pessoalmente, convido todos a partilharem essa experiência conosco, será realmente soberbo.

Até amanhã!!!!

Renato Malizia

segunda-feira, 23 de setembro de 2013

Skeletons with The Liar Script - An Interview

Não vou me estender muito na introdução do The Liar Script, prefiro me ater a música, um mix do que de melhor foi criado no pós punk mais focado na cold wave, The Sound, The Chameleons, Joy Division, para ilustrar um pouco da sonoridade dessa novidade e ótima banda com um single apenas onde as duas músicas All  My Frustrations e Lesser Men, resumem bem a admiração do Liar Script por Adrian Borland, mas procurando no youtube você ainda acha a redenção da banda para o clássico Winning do The Sound, tudo isso já serviria para deixar claro que o Liar Script tornou-se um dos queridinhos do TBTCI, mas a parte final da entrevista explicita mais ainda o porque que o TBTCI segue adiante, passando por cima dos falastrões de outrora, aqui nestas páginas, a música e o amor por ela falam mais alto.

Obrigado The Liar Script, o TBTCI aguarda ansiosamente os próximos passos.....

***** Interview with The Liar Script *****

Q. When did The Liar Script starts, tell us about the history...
I started writing material alone back in 2007, though in truth, there was stuff I was working on years earlier that I would later salvage. A drummer friend of mine and I had talked about starting a band, but it wasn't until three years later in 2010 that we'd get together to flesh out some of the songs I had already done. We ended up recruiting a friend of his on guitar, his wife on synths and found a bassist through a classified. By year's end, we did our first live gig, playing locally in the Bay Area here in California as well as down in L.A. It's cliche, but a few members have been in and out, specifically on bass and synth. Usual band stuff haha. It's been recently stripped down to just myself for the time being, at least until I find some new musicians for a fresh start. There's absolutely no bad blood between any one of us, so there's that; we're all still good friends. The Liar Script just needs people that are all on the same page and can commit fully to what the band overall needs. I still continue to write music, and when the line-up's redone, we'll continue playing live and recording new material, etc.

Q: Who are your influences?
Well, other post-punk bands from back in the day are an obvious one. Joy Division, PiL, The Birthday Party, Section 25, The Sound, The Pop Group, early Echo, bands like that. Although I listen to far more in the genre, I wouldn't necessarily call those others influences. Some more modern ones are, though outside of post-punk, Portishead, Massive Attack, godspeed you! black emperor, Cocteau Twins, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, even if they're harder to tell in our music. Then there's film. Directors like Ingmar Bergman, Lars von Trier, Wong Kar-wei; all have just as much of an influential hold on our music as does any band. Subject matter and emotion/atmosphere are the main driving force in both music and film In the end, I guess it's all just expressive art.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
This one's kind of a hard one. I clearly can't speak for anyone else, but my own choices? I can give you two lists.

All-time 5:
Joy Division - Closer
The Stooges - Funhouse
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Slowdive - Souvlaki

Post-punk 5:
Joy Division - Closer
The Sound - From the Lion's Mouth
PiL - Metal Box/Second Edition
The Birthday Party - Mutiny/The Bad Seed
Section 25 - Always Now

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I've always felt being on stage performing music is preferable to being anywhere else. I personally love it. It's odd, because I'm not really a very social kind of guy. I keep to myself most of the time, but there's something about music I feel compelled to do. Performance is exhibition, I suppose, and though our music is intensely personal, I feel at ease most when expressing it in front of a crowd. It's not an ego thing, though. It's always about the music itself, and the people behind it are, the way I see it, almost irrelevant. It's a rawer, more intimate look, and I love that. Music indeed should be experienced live.

Q. How do you describe The Liar Script sounds?
First and foremost, we're definitely a post-punk band, however anyone categorizes the term. In a lot of ways, we'd probably fit in with that first generation of bands coming out of the UK in the late 70s. I'm fine with that. That said, considering our other influences, we also bring a little something different to the table to give us relevance. There's a point to our existing out there, rather than simply, "Hey, we want to do that style, too." There's a strong modern noir theme throughout. When writing, I always think of a cinematic angle to our material, almost like we're writing songs for a soundtrack to a film that never existed, some dark or gritty indie drama or some Criterion film. It sounds so pretentious, but it's true haha. Also, since there's a bit of shoegaze in there, you could think of us as sort of a mix of Factory Records and 4AD. The Liar Script is dark, but it's grounded in real life. The world is a screwed up place with all its screwed up folk, and that's how we sound.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Unfortunately, we haven't had a full band recording yet save for a few low quality live videos using someone's phone. The actual recordings on websites like Facebook, Last.fm or Bandcamp have been done at home so far. Bass is the lead instrument, so songs basically start from there. Then come the drums, and when that's done, the guitar can be laid down as a textural kind of thing. Our synth-work is minimal, again meant more for texture and atmosphere than melody. Vocals are always last, and in a sense, never really meant to be the main focus of any song. The bassline and rhythm are always king. Everything's recorded digitally, but there's little to no "studio trickery" going on with either editing or performance. It's all pretty straight-forward, really.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Admittedly, there isn't too much new music that really does much for me, but of those that do, I'd have to recommend the British band 2:54 most, definitely in line with what I like and with the overall mood our own music has. Other bands I might suggest would be Warpaint, Savages, Chelsea Wolfe or The Soft Moon. A few friends' bands, like Man in the Planet and The Science of Deduction, are also worth checking out. There are others that I think are alright, but again, I'm not all that big into too many current bands.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Live, we've covered two songs: The Sound's "Winning" and Joy Division's "Colony." I may or may not consider a few others, like Echo and the Bunnymen, The Stooges, Massive Attack, etc. As enjoyable as they are to do, I wouldn't want to get too hung up on doing them, though.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Well, the immediate goal is getting our four song EP, Lesser Men, finished as soon as possible. I also need to round out our line-up, as mentioned, in order to get back to playing shows again. I'd like to eventually start doing some festivals to get our name out there more and expose our music to new audiences. I'm not overly enthusiastic about signing to labels, but with it does come a certain degree of name recognition and exposure, depending on promotion, of course. So, I suppose that's the direction The Liar Script will continue heading in to whatever extent we can. More gigs, some travel, some studio time and a bit of courting a label or two.

Q: Any parting words?
There really aren't very many post-punk bands in the world today, but the fans of the genre are definitely out there. It'd be good to see the post-punk scenes grow a little, and we'll do our own part to that end. Blogs like yours can really help out both sides, the bands themselves and audiences looking for new music, so I certainly appreciate the interest. Despite the over-saturation of bands on the market today, where some people can grow complacent to new names, I think it's now more important than ever to actively support underground music. After all, the best, most interesting stuff out there usually comes not from the mainstream but from the underground scenes, where passion for the art is more important than fame or wealth, where you do it for the love of itself above all else. Anyway, thanks, of course, for the interview. Was a pleasure. Cheers!
Thanks Dan, the pleasure is mine!!!


segunda-feira, 16 de setembro de 2013

Tsunami with Future - An Interview

Discípulos diretos de Skywave e suas ramificacões, Ceremony e A Place to Bury Strangers, o Future, diretamente de Paris, agride gelidamente, coldnoise waves pra todos os lados, em doses cavaladores de loops e guitarras, tal qual seus tutores, o underground do underground é sua residência, Abyss o EP de estréia lancado em abril deste ano, mostra claramente o que será o album cheio a ser lancado no início do ano que vem.

Pela frente certamente teremos tudo que New Order e Jesus & Mary Chain criaram, passando principalmente pelo Skywave, o que é algo a se celebrar por si só, porque o mundo esta carente de um noise cold attack, que venha o Future.

***** Interview with Future *****

Q. When did Future starts, tell us about the history...
Like a lot a band, we are long time friend, and we decided to make a band...We like the same things...

Q: Who are your influences?
Jesus and Mary Chain, Skywave, Ceremony

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
The Cure - Pornography
Beatles - Revolver
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
We are free, and we like playing in the dark

Q. How do you describe Future sounds
It's very simple, hard beat, acid guitar and cold vocals melody.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
haha, it's simple, one SM57 for everything. Bass / Guitar / Vocals and re-amping. It's enough for our small home studio in paris.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
All the bands of our Art Collective who is called "nothing". There are Venera 4, Maria False, DEAD, Saintes, Dead Horse One… http://nothingcollective.com

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I don't know, maybe a unknown band? I have never did a cover.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We will release our first LP in march 2014. And we maybe release a single with two tracks for December.

Q: Any parting words?
Vive la France!
Thanks Yann

quinta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2013

Pink Flag with 12 Dirty Lovers - An Interview

Art noise já é foda por si só, dai você pega uma molecada nova e joga na cabeça deles, SY, Wire, No Age, Fall, Gang of Four, Scratch Acid e Pixies e deixa eles se virarem, isso é o 12 Dirty Lovers, uma esbórnia literal de noise cadenciado e altamente pegajoso.

Sem dó, sem nada lançado oficialmente ainda, simplesmente este contato imediato do 12 Dirty Lovers com o TBTCI é um daqueles que como reza a lenda, já já os caras vão gravar e vão tocar em tudo que é canto, e para deleite deste que vos escreve a exclusiva, ficará eternamente cravada nestas páginas, acha pouco? Eu quero mais é que se foda, estou mais interessado no futuro disquinho e shows desses esquzofrenicos, vida longa ao 12 Dirty Lovers.

***** Interview with 12 Dirty Lovers *****

Q. When did 12 Dirty Lovers starts; tell us about the history...
Eric/Danny -Danny (our drummer) and I had been playing together since high school and had stopped for a couple years in our late 20’s, I’m always playing guitar, making silly songs or making noises and since I had drums and all sorts of instruments, I decided to make up some songs or at least have some fun with recording because I hadn’t really recorded whole songs by myself. I made a dozen or so and didn’t really think anything of it, posted it on MySpace because that was thing to do at the time. People liked it so I thought it would be fun to play shows, I emailed a few places and surprisingly got booked so I asked Danny if he’d like to play, he did. Since then we’ve played and recorded a few things. For the most part it’s been Danny and I but we’ve always wanted at least one additional member. We had posted a couple ads on Craigslist and jammed with a couple people but nothing ever picked up.

William Tutton of the Geraldine Fibbers actually answered one of our ads, it was awesome, I think he had answered the ad more in curiosity because I had sited his band as one of Danny and I influences, either way it was awesome. I think we jammed twice. Recently we found Tyler a kick ass bass player who enjoys mixing red eye coffee and red bull.

We just recorded Eyeball Madness (EP) at Los Angeles’ Cave studios. Eyeball madness is a collection of six original songs that the band has been playing at our live shows.

Q: Who are your influences?........
Tyler - Inge Johansson, Tim Armstrong, Kira and Mike Watt

Eric – The Cure, Dylan, Pavement, Dead Kennedys, Oingo Boingo, C. Parker, Dead Milkmen, J. Lennon,

Danny - Roy Orbison. Peggy lee. Hank Williams. The damned. The jam. Joy division. Sonic Youth. Echo and the bunnymen. All the music/score from both the godfather movies.

Q: Make a list of 5 albums of all time….......
Electric Lucifer - Bruce Haack,
Another Green World - Brian Eno,
Death Church - Rudimentary Peni,
Don't Be Concerned - Bob Lind,
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins

Eleni Mandell – Thrill
Aretha Franklin - Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul
The Clash – London Calling
Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz – Diz & Getz
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Simmer Down at Studio One Vol 1

All things must pass
Music from big pink
Milo goes to college
When the pawn...
Greatest hits

Q. How do you fell playing alive?............
Tyler - It's the best high I have ever found.

Eric - It’s in the moment, it’s exciting, and it’s unexpected - mostly because something’s going wrong or too right. For instance we played a show couple months ago, first song goes by – not bad, second - getting better, third song I break a string and didn’t bring a spare guitar so I needed to change a string ok bummer but I do it and move on, so I hit the amp on standby and somehow the tube blew up but I didn’t realize it till after the sting was on and I had been playing with the amp, the house lent me the guitar amp – cool. ok next song starts and for some reason there’s no sound from the guitar, uhmmmm, I’m plugged in the amp and there no pedals (in case it was a cable), and then I realize that only one pick-up is working so I guess somewhere between the unplugging the electronic came lose, all in 2 minutes. Sweet!

Or another time we were playing a show where were playing in front of a mirror the width of the stage and I think it was during the first half of the set, something caught my eye and turned, from the mirror I could see the amp head was on fire from a spark form one of the tubes..

Danny - TIcklish

Q. How do you describe 12 Dirty Lovers sounds?........
Tyler – Organic

Eric - Noisy, Chaotic at times, Raw, Unexpected

Danny - The devil Laughing while he had a mouthful of chicken pot pie.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording album?.........
Tyler - The songwriting process is organic and very democratic but recording is another thing altogether. By that time you know your parts, and there's a little room for improv, but it's kind of l stop and go, like maybe even being an actor in some kind of production. Because there's a lot of waiting around and quietly approving or disapproving and then suddenly you have to perform and you know what to do and you are lifted from that frame of mind and put in a position to nail it in a few takes.

Eric / Danny - We went in with the songs mostly completed from our demos, we learned a lot about what we liked and don’t from being in a studio. We record all the time at practice but this was more intense, I think mostly because were unfamiliar with being in a professional studio compared to ours. We did it in three days, drums ‘n bass then guitars, vocals ‘n keyboards, then mixing and touchups. We recorded with Josiah Mazzaschi (Light FM ) in Los Angeles.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?........
Tyler - New local bands Coup Pigeons, Steppe People, and White Dove

Eric - The Spits, the Electrets
Danny -zFather John misty. Camera obscura. Deerhunter. Speedy Ortiz. Mayer Hawthorne.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?.............
Descendants, Wire, the Screamers, Crass, the Misfits, Del Shannon, Super tramp, Bob seager.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Tyler - Let it unravel whilst we work hard. There's nothing more to do.

Eric - Right now we’re working on booking shows and new songs. We have a handful were working on so hopefully those should be done soon.

Q: Any parting words?......
Fidlar! Life's a risk. Don't fuck with the devil.
Thanks guys


terça-feira, 10 de setembro de 2013

CºLD with White Hex - An Interview

São raras as vezes que você escuta algo que nos primeiros acordes já te chocam de imediato, e não a toa o White Hex vem diretamente da Austrália casa de algumas dessas raridades que já nos chocaram em outroas épocas, vide Birthday Party, Venom P. Stinger, Nick Cave e um gênio chamado Rowland S. Howard, é evidente que o darkgazer do White Hex, tem como fonte suas origens, e já por isto basta, mas não, pegue o art noise de um Pussy Galore, Big Black ou seja, darknoisegazer por excelência, não a toa quando o White Hex deu as caras no CºLD na www.antenazero.com.br, e na sequência no TBTCI, os ouvintes ficaram boquiabertos, chocados, apaixonados por algo perigoso, porque nas entrelinhas da entrevista que vem abaixo, o White Hex mostra sua selvageria em tons escuros e gélidos.

O debut Heat já virou objeto de desejo tanto pra este que vos escreve quanto pra parceira de CºLD Tatiana Meyer, como para todos os ouvintes dos programas, o que faz crer que a idolatria ao White Hex tende a se tornar veneracão, melhor termos cuidado, porque o vício esta eminente, ou então, simplesmente deixem-se possuir pela seducão cold do White Hex.

***** Interview with White Hex *****

Q. When did White Hex starts, tell us about the history…
White Hex began when Tara moved from Melbourne back to Brisbane for a whole variety of reasons. She turned up on my doorstep and then moved in a day later. A day later we began White Hex and were practising in the lounge room of this old fucked up house filled with some strange/wild/unhinged people. People we love and hated. We would practise everyday just because we could and it is all we had to do. And then we just decided to go to Egypt and hung there for a while before settling in Berlin to finish the record and record it which we did during a particularly harsh Berlin winter. That winter was wild but that is another story.

Q: Who are your influences?
Nan Goldin, Nico, Robert Gorl, Karl Lagerfeld, Les Rallizes Denudes, Coco Chanel, Whitehouse and our friends

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
I have had to do this in other interviews so i will just take parts of that,

Venom P. Stinger - Meet My Friend Venom
Venom P. Stinger were one of Australia’s most guttural and menacing bands in ‘80s. Their single “Walking About" is one song we have all blasted since we were teenagers. It is a fucked up mess of growled vocals, free jazz drumming, scratched out guitar and messy, demented Australian punk. Music at its most self-destructive and mean-spirited.

2. Coloured Balls - Ball Power
A classic Australian record of no nonsense, hard boogie rock. For fans of 1970s Melbourne Sharpie gangs beating up long-haired burnouts. The grunt of “Something New” and 10-minute boogie stomp of “That’s What Mama Said” are the highlights. Another band from the same era that is as good if not better are Buffalo, with wilder riffs but definitely not as wired. Coloured Balls would serve as the soundtrack to Neddy Smith doing a workout in the Long Bay prison yard.

3. Rowland S. Howard + Nikki Sudden - Kiss You Kidnapped

4. DAF - Ales IST Gut LP + Coil - Love’s Secret Domain + Primitive Calculators -Live
. It is a whirlpool of ugly, primitive electronic cum, industrial crank. Sonically it is as accurate reflection of how brutish, authoritarian, earnest and mean-spirited German culture is. DAF serve as an interesting albeit more electronic companion to early Einsturzende Nuebaten records.
c that is as raw as it sardonic in its humor.

5. Pussy Galore - Sugarshit Sharp + Exile on Main Street
Pussy Galore are perhaps the band which I love and loathe more than any other band. They are as violent and vitriolic as they are pretentious and self-conscious. They have upper middle class instincts, which we relate to. This EP and LP sees Pussy Galore covering Einsturzende Nuebaten (Yu Gung) and Rolling Stones most drug-addled, yet pronounced, musical statement (Exile on Main Street).

6. Feedtime - Feedtime + X - X- Aspirations
Two of the most venomous Australian records ever made—the ugly cantankerous end of Australian rock. Both Feedtime and X were from Sydney and both bands unintentionally attracted ruthless hordes of thugs and skinheads to their shows in Sydney in the 1980s. Both of these records are harsh and pissed off, yet steeped in a subtle humor only Australians really understand.

7. Les Rallizes Dénudés - Le 12 Mars 1977 À Tachikawa + Chris and Cosey -Songs of Lust and Love + Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats + Thug -Mechanical Ape/Proud Idiots Parade
Considering most Les Rallizes Dénudés records are based on the same five progressions—it ain’t that heavy to pick a favorite but 77 was the first LP of Dénudés I stumbled across so it gets the pick. Japanese psych at it most freewheeling…White Light White Heat for those who thought that LP wasn’t crude enough or Fun House taken to most illogical extreme.

Chris and Cosey’s Songs of Lust and Love and Throbbing Gristle’s 20. They are both albums are beautiful electronic records and to my ears only employ human emotion as a vague theoretic construct, which they manipulate and exploit.
Thug’s album is a different beast, a wild, spewing album of thrusting noise and sound manipulation. Thug were a band from Sydney Australia featuring the usual criminals from Lubricated Goat, Salamander Jim and Beasts of Bourbon (Black Eye Records finest exports). If you wanna hear Australian noise made by men who think with their fists and dicks and are as lyrically retarded and musically hateful as Whitehouse and sonically confused as The Residents, then Thug is for you.

8. Stooges - Fun House + Roky Erickson and The Aliens - Evil One
These two LPs are animalistic and malevolent masterpieces. Both records were made in the space of a decade. Only an asshole would say Fun House is an obvious inclusion. These two records by Roky and Iggy and Co. are drug-damaged, instinctual and forthright in the song craft captured on tape. Both LPs are as potent and relevant today as they were the day they were released.

9. The Gun Club - Miami
L.A. cowboy rock, Jeffery Lee Pierce and Co.’s best LP.

10. Johnny Thunders - So Alone + Scientists - Blood Red River
I never liked New York Dolls so I never thought much of Johnny Thunders until I heard this record. There is something obviously beautiful about “You Can’t Put Your Arm Round a Memory,” “Subway Train” and “Leave Me Alone.” And the title track “So Alone.” I don’t really buy into Thunders’ legacy much and deplore Thunders clones but did he really get killed in New Orleans for a burrito and some methadone? Either way Phil Lynot from Thin Lizzy plays on this record, which is weird and cool. Scientists’ Blood Red River is a record by a band from Perth, Australia released in 1983. It is one of the sleaziest records ever made. It’s really grimy Australian swamp rock that stinks of gooey sweat, domestic violence, obsessed romance, staying awake for a week, $400 a fortnight on the dole. It’s a record we used to listen to a lot at parties at our house but haven’t listened to in a few years but are listening to it right now. It’s ugly Australian underground.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Nervous, distant, apathetic but concerned that the sound is immaculate. I would prefer to never play live.

Q. How do you describe White Hex sounds?
It is in a state of change, the first record was very representative of our lives at that time, it is a beautiful wash of drugstore cowboy balladry but now the songs are more summery, I want to write synthetic ballads.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We recorded 'Heat' in a day in a cold Berlin room with Olle Holmberg, who I dare say is as close to a genius if I have ever met one. He is one of those people who when the apocalypse comes, you would want to be near. Our second album, which we are just finishing, we recorded it with Todd Dixon and with producer Alex Akers (Forces). Alex is a genius in that he can actualise every sound in my head. We are currently mixing the album which should be finished soon.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Forces, Nun, Prolife, Low Life, …heaps.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We always argue about a song to cover. We have never decided on one. We make suggestions to each other and they inevitably get shot down for being too difficult, obvious or not really serving the purpose of interpreting an old song in a new way. We will cover a song one day when we agree.

Q: What´s the plans for future….
I actually have no idea aside from releasing this new White Hex record and touring America and Europe. I think that is all that is on the cards at the moment.

Q: Any parting words?


terça-feira, 3 de setembro de 2013

Sigh of You with Time Supply - An Interview

Contatos imediatos via TBTCI, assim inicia-se o enlace deste que vos escreve com a doçura e a ternura do Time Supply, dreampop com letras maiúsculas, um ep digno de abrir sorrisos de ponta a ponta, assim é rétroviseur, um toque shoegaze sim, mas leve, apenas a candura, uma lembrança de The Auteurs, um pé nas girl groups, uma beleza de ep, que faz o TBTCI dar um tempo nas guitarras e soturnidades e se curva perante a beleza do Time Supply.

Um ep que seduz do inicio ao fim, mergulhem sem medo e apaixonem-se pelo Time Supply, faz bem pra alma.

***** Interview with Time Supply *****

Q. When did Time Supply start, tell us about the history...
I've been recording and writing songs since I was 18, in 2001, with little promotion. Initially it was mostly lo-fi instrumentals and weird 'freak folk' types of songs, as well as some spoken word. Time Supply started in late 2012 immediately following the recording of a comedic hip-hop album under a different name. I wanted to do something that expressed the more serious side of my personality, so I started writing songs on guitar and keyboard until I had about 17 finished songs in the spring of 2013.

Q: What / Who are your influences?
I feel like I've only been truly in love once, when I was 14 years old and a freshman in high school. I still have strong feelings for that person and intentionally used her as a muse for a lot of the songs, whether realistically or not. Some songs deal with how things could have been, others deal with what happened at the time, and how I've felt since, etc. Feelings of regret and sadness that continually derive from that part of my life are influences. The 90's in general provide a lot of inspiration for me, because a lot was happening then and it was an exciting time - kind of like my own 60's experience socially, in varying ways. Friends, family, and my dog are influences. The weather, or "set and setting", are key influences as well. I wrote most of these songs sitting on a rock by a creek behind my house, in the morning mostly, when it was fall / winter and the air was crisp and the sun was out. In the summer I typically don't feel as good as I do in the winter.

My musical influences vary extensively because I'm a fan of so many different types of music. But a key influential period to my songwriting is the early 2000s rock scene, when people were making music with exceptionally honest lyrics, so much so that they'd probably be considered square by today's standards because they are so direct and at times positive sounding. I cite STP's "Shangri La Dee Da", Zwan's "Mary Star of the Sea", Bicycle Thief - "You Come and Go Like a Pop Star", the song "Here to Stay" by New Order, Scott Weiland solo, and Silverchair's "Diorama" as key examples of what I think I'm most influenced by in my songwriting, especially lyrically. In general sound-wise, the solo music of John Frusciante and Syd Barrett are key influences as well. Ishmael Butler from Digable Planets / Shabazz Palaces is a major influence as well, mainly as someone who's a true original and who was until recently very underground, even though his music was in my opinion some of the most original ever made. Being an underground artist who feels pride in what I do, I relate to him strongly. I'm also strongly influenced by the films of Terrence Malick and the novels of Thomas Hardy, and have a strong interest in poetry by people like Jim Carroll, Percy Shelley, Gergory Corso, Rimbaud and Kerouac. The name "Time Supply" is taken from Dr. Sax by Kerouac, as one of the names of the marbles he used to race against each other as a kid. I subsequently found out it was also the name of a 1930's race horse that he'd named the marble after.

Q. Make a list of the 5 best albums of all time…
I'll pick 5 out of about 25 that I think are the best.

1. Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop
2. Digable Planets - Blowout Comb
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
4. John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People
5. Tripping Daisy - Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb

Q. How do you feel about playing live?
I wish I knew! I've only played maybe 3 or 4 solo shows in my whole life. They were fun and I thought I turned on some people to what I was doing by the end of my set, when I'd see more and more people sitting down and watching as the show went on, which made me feel good. But I think the kind of music I do, the honesty and sincerity of it, is something that takes a little getting used to. I'd like to play more live shows, tour, the whole bit. I played a lot of live shows with my former band, School Police, and it's something I miss. I think some of my songs could be felt in a more intimate and perhaps more proper context live.

Q. How do you describe Time Supply sounds?
Without sounding too pretentious, I'd say it's very sincere and honest music. We went with a minimal 80s vibe on a lot of the songs too, with hardly any drum machine or percussion. I think the term "Space Pop" is an accurate description as well.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
I hadn't seen my good friend, Kevin Dehan, from the band Love Inks, in a while, and when we got together again finally I played him some of the new songs I'd been working on live. He felt like it was the best music I'd ever written up to that point, but that I should play the songs more minimally. He made an offer to produce the album, which I gladly accepted. He has a 1/2" tape machine that he primarily records with, so I bought a couple of reels of tape and we got to work. How we worked generally was I would play a song, and he'd make suggestions as to how to go about recording them. Almost every song changed significantly from how I originally wrote it, in terms of tempo, instrumentation, and key. We had a couple of late night sessions and several shorter day sessions, and in between he'd add some additional elements, like synth or bass, to the songs in his spare time. It took about a month to record. The songs on bandcamp now are just a sample of the 10 song record.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I recommend Love Inks first off, who have a new album called "Generation Club" coming out on Monofonus and will be touring soon. There's some similarity sound-wise between my music and theirs for sure. I also recommend my friend Chris Oliver's band The Solar System, who I believe you've written about before. He's done brilliant solo work for a long time now but his band is finishing an album called "Great Song!" right now and I think it makes his songs sound a lot more complete to have a band playing them with him now. I also enjoy The Cairo Gang, Magic Leaves, Telekinesis, and Raw Geronimo as far as relatively new bands go. A lot of my favorite music from this year has been made by older acts, like OMD, David Bowie, and Iggy and The Stooges, to name a few.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version?
I'd be honored if anybody covered my music! My future plan right now is to make a little lo-fi EP of cover songs recorded similarly to my new album. I have several songs already picked out, so look out for that soon.

Q: What are your plans for the future....
I'd like to play shows and tour, but I hardly know any other bands right now so it's hard to know where to start. I'd like this music to find a wider audience and I'd like to see the full length album released on a label. Beyond that, I want to continue working on new music mostly. Promoting myself and trying to convince people to listen to me is something I find very difficult, and it can be counteractive to actually making music. So I will make every effort in that regard within reason, but I'm not going to stress out about it too much. I'm more concerned with making more music. Other than the EP of covers I mentioned, I'd like to make a Beck - Odelay inspired record with a lot of samples cut and pasted together to make songs. I'm also looking forward to winter so that I can get back to writing again. It's so hot in the summer in Texas that I don't feel very inspired until it cools down, so I'll be making the most of the better weather creatively.

Q: Any parting words?
No, not really, other than..... BABA BOOEY!
Thanks for the interview.
Thanks my friends

quinta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2013

Take Me To The Other Side with 3AM - An Interview

Diretamente do Peru com conexão na Dinamarca via o selo Levitation Records, o debut do 3AM simplesmente chega como um murro bem forte no meio da cara, com o sugestivo nome de Ufo Blues Tapes o disquinho soa como um album perdido do Spacemen 3 ou do Loop ou melhor a fusão de ambos, e vejam bem, isso é algo a se comemorar, porque o 3AM não só presta reverência mas também agride os tímpanos por seus próprios méritos.

Encharcado de distorção e repetição tal qual os mestres ensinaram, o 3AM vai um pouquinho mais fundo, evocando Hawkwind e ai meus amigos, é fritação em níveis altíssimos.

Obviamente que o disquinho virou predileto aqui no TBTCI e recomendo aos fanáticos das chapações em geral.

Pegue sua bebida predileta, coloque em alto e bom som o Ufo Blues Tapes e veja o que o 3AM tem a nos contar.

***** Interview with 3AM *****

Q. When did 3AM starts, tell us about the history...
3AM started a year ago, about a week before went on tour with my other band La Ira de Dios, so the weekend before the tour I recorded this Ufo Blues Tapes and did a raw mix, and leave it there. This year, in january i started to mix it and in april we did our first show in Lima. Right now I'm touring north Europe

Q: Who are your influences?
Suicide, The Stooges, Joy Division, Hawkwind, Kraftwerk, Johnny Cash and tons of 60s garage punks

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
In no particular order...
MC5 - Kick out the Jams
Klaus Schulze - Cyborg
Xmal Deutschland - Fetish
Loop - Fade Out
Ash Ra Tempel - S/T

Q. How do you fell playing live?
It's really awesome...enjoy it a lot, and like I said, right now im answering from the road, I'm in Copenhagen in a freeday of the tour. We had 10 shows already and there's 3 more to go to finish this tour and had been an incredible experience.

Q. How do you describe 3AM sounds?
like I said before, it's like Alan Vega and Martin Rev meet Ron Asheton of a very hard-drinking binge, strung out on drugs and deciding to play some Joy Division covers. It’s drone haunted rock’n'roll

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the debut?
Was very relax and with no budget. I recorded with the help of a friend as sound engineer and we recorded the guitars layers in his bedroom and then the vocals at my kitchen, took us a weekend to do it all. The mixing process we did in 4 sessions and that's it. Was a very easy going production.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
from Peru, i would say Bang Bang Band Girl, Los Entierros, Gritalobos, Liquidarlo Celuloide...internationally, The Road to Suicide, The Hedgehogs, Narcosatanicos, ET Tumason.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
In our live shows we do Joy Division's Interzone...would love to do some Siouxie and the Banshees, Malaria!, Link Wray. Stuff like that

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Keep on droning

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the interview and support and get the vynil, see ya all
Thanks Chino!!!!!!

quinta-feira, 22 de agosto de 2013

Super Electric with Summer Aviation - An Interview

Algumas vezes poucos acordes, um pé nos Beach Boys, ou no Stereolab e os dois afundados no Raveonettes é o suficiente pra criar música pop de altíssima qualidade.

É o caso do duo Summer Aviation de Seatlle é pois é a cidade do grunge, nos dá o prazer de conhecer Kevin e Lee ou Summer Aviation, o ep de estréia, Elevator, é uma delicia, fuzzpop de qualidade sem ser enfadanho e pedante, as vezes me lembra Black Tambourines no que diz respeito a simplicidade e na imaturidade, simplesmente viciante, meu amigo Lex Designo do programa Dose Indie na Antena Zero certamente vai delirar, e muito outros fãs do TBTCI, a comecar por mim mesmo, já se deliciou com o Summer Aviation.

Contato imediato através do TBTCI, logicamente que a entrevista não passaria batido, vamos de Lee e Kevin ou Summer Aviation.

***** Interview with Summer Aviation *****

Q. When did Summer Aviation starts, tell us about the history... 
A: Two summers ago, Kevin started playing music again after a long hiatus. He was inspired to play again after getting into the Carpenters and 60s sunshine pop. I started singing with him, and we decided to play music together. After he took me on his introductory flight lesson (he did great, by the way) we settled on the name Summer Aviation. Then we spent the next year practicing (I am still new to this) and writing and rehearsing material. Last year we started playing live shows, and eventually finished recording our EP.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends, My Bloody Valentine, Carpenters, Stereolab, Velvet Underground, Sunshine Company, lots of 4AD stuff, lots of shoegazey stuff... 60s pop, Pink Floyd, Sonic Youth, Beatles, Bacharach. Lots of noise-pop and kraut-rock, atmospheric drones, lots of stuff that may not manifest itself in our EP.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A: 1. My Bloody Valentine -- Loveless 2. Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends -- self titled 3. Carpenters -- Close to You 4. Stereolab -- Transient Random Noise Bursts With Announcements 5. Ennio Morricone -- Once Upon a Time in the West -- these may not be the best albums ever, just five favorites that made an impact on us.

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
A: We love playing live. It takes a lot of equipment to reproduce our sound, but it's worth it.

Q. How do you describe Summer Aviation sounds?
A: Simple, melodic, fuzz-textured songs with thick arrangements. Electro sunshine fuzz?

Q: Tell us about the process of recording ep?
A: We did it at home on a Tascam 24-track machine. We tried working on a computer, but got frustrated with it and went back to the old-style knobs and sliders.. Kevin does all the music parts. Keys and bass on the EP was recorded with a Korg SV-1 electric piano and Roland SH-101 synthesizer. Guitars are mostly Gibson Les Paul, with a little Jazzmaster in there. Recording everything at home was trial-and-error. We probably do a lot of things the "wrong" way, but feel the positives outweigh the negatives at this point. We felt we could use it to our advantage to have limitations, go for a raw lo-fi sound. It's easier and cheaper to tinker around at home instead of trying to carve stuff out in a real studio... Although it would be nice to use top-notch equipment. Someday maybe!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: We've been so infatuated with 60s and 70s pop lately, we have no idea about newer bands right now! For the last few years, that's all we've been listening to. It was partially an artistic decision to only listen to old stuff, let the influence sink in. It's still sinking in, hopefully it will show up more on our next recordings.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: We do a Nilsson cover at live shows, we've done Roger Nichols songs. We're planning on covering a Sunshine Company song in the future, for sure... Some others would be Love Generation, Peppermint Rainbow, Zombies, Eternity's Children.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A: Start recording the next album! We want to learn from the first one, and do better. We're also looking to play more live shows and possibly tour, but we'd have to get our name out a bit more.

Q: Any parting words?
A: We just want to create something beautiful.
Thanks Kevin and Lee

segunda-feira, 19 de agosto de 2013

Nightime with [aftersun] - An Interview

Stephan Cherkashin (Telltale, Audn) já é um dos grandes nomes aqui nas páginas do TBTCI, e não a toa o cara retorna novamente com seu [aftersun], pos punk, shoegazer em tons negros, vocal que remete a Jaz Coleman do Killing Joke e um instrumental que mescla Chameleons com Moose, ou seja shoegazer e pos punk abracados e simplesmente de modo que a perfeicão do [aftersun] transporta entre o amor e o ódio é explicita nas letras, Stephan C e Adam Humphreys criaram um mundo pessoal onde as almas podem ser confortadas e enlouquecidas, depende do seu estado de espirito.

A discografia desse duo do Brooklyn é por completo fundamental, então vai no link lá embaixo e leia o que eles tem a dizer, porque avisa quem amigo é.

***** Interview with [aftersun] *****

Q. When did [aftersun] starts, tell us about the history...
The band started when Stephan's band Telltale broke up in 2010. He had written several songs that he still wanted to record and he decided to do a solo project called [aftersun]. He recorded and released an EP called Pain Sounds in 2011. Adam and Stephan knew each other from the bar where Stephan bartended. Adam had recently finished an album with the band Denner in 2011 and was looking for a new project. The two decided to work together shortly after that.

Q: Who are your influences?
Adam: I'm still influenced by a lot of classic alternative music from the 80s. Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, Killing Joke. I also read a lot of existential literature which influences me as well..

Stephan: French cold wave, synth pop, shoegaze, trip hop.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
-Killing Joke - Fire Dances
-Echo and the Bunnymen - Porcupine
-Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
-My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
-Joy Division - Closer

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Originally [aftersun] was thought of as a studio project. We had no intention of playing live shows and haven't done one yet. We have received several offers and requests to play live recently and may end up doing some shows later this year.. First we will both need to buy new amps, though, because both of our amps were covered in 10 feet of water in a rehearsal space in downtown Manhattan during hurricane Sandy last year! We would also need to add a few more people to the project to get a good live sound. We're accepting applications..

Q. How do you describe [aftersun] sounds?
Moody, dark, reverby.. It's hard to describe. We prefer people to listen and come to their own conclusions.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
We both brought a few songs to the project and then we wrote several together in a rehearsal space. The recording process was totally DIY. We got together at each others apartments and recorded using our own equipment. Finding time was always an issue because we both have busy lives with work and relationships needing attention.. Stephan did all of the mixing and mastering himself on a home computer.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
We shared a rehearsal space with Dead Leaf Echo for a while and their new album "Thought and Language" is great. Screen Vinyl Image are putting out really good stuff as well. Xeno & Oaklander are great. Kindest Lines. Spirit System. Factory Floor. Replicas. Stargazer Lillies. Vinyl Williams released an EP called "Naked Sanctuary" that's amazing.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
It's hard to do covers of songs by bands that we love because we love their versions and couldn't improve on them. If we were to do a cover it would probably be of a song that is not related to the style of music that we like. That way we can explore and experiment more..

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We're going to continue recording and hopefully have a new single ready before the end of the year..

Q: Any parting words?
Keep calm and stay sexy.
Thanks Stephan

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