terça-feira, 8 de abril de 2014

Inside The Ghost Machine by Anda Volley - An Interview

Garota talentosa essa Anda Volley, seu debut Inside The Ghost Machine que veio ao mundo em janeiro desse ano é um sopro de trovadorismo melancólico se apegando nos mestres Cohen, Reed, Cash, acrescente ai as musas PJ Harvey, Hope Sandoval e bingo, esta é Anda Volley.

Cancões dolorosamente feitas pra alma com alto teor de niilismo recorrente dos males e outros pertences da Srta. Anda Volley, logicamente que o destaque é Laura Inside The Ghost Machine, mas não deixe de se aprisionar em suas baladas vide Water is Heavy.

Disquinho altamente recomendável, vá por mim.

***** Interview with Anda Volley *****

Q. When did Anda Volley form? tell us your story....
I released my debut album "Inside the Ghost Machine" in January 2014. I started writing songs for the album and perform live in 2013. I've played guitar and written songs secretly on and off since I was 15.

Q: What are your influences?
So many! Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Kate Bush,Bjork, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Sinead O'Connor, Portishead, Laurie Anderson, Scott Walker, Grimes, Nine Inch Nails, Yeasayer, Alt-J, The Handsome Family, Lee "Scratch" Perry, ...

Q. Your 5 albums of all time...
 I like so much music that it's impossible forme to pick a top 5, and my list would change all the time. For the moment, I would recommend Nina Simone Sings the Blues, Laurie Anderson's Talk Normal, Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Land, Bob Dylan's Highway 61, and Tom Waits' Rain Dogs

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I feel nervous, but I'm also trying to create moments and connect with the audience. I'm acting against my
insecurities to try to be free and unleash what is inside.

Q. How do you describe Anda Volley's sounds?
I say I'm indie rock, surreal and experimental with an electronic bent.

Q: Tell us about the recording process....
I have a some decent microphones and a preamp for recording vocals and guitar. The rest of the sounds, such as keys & drum fills, come from Ableton. I do my own recording, mixing, and mastering in Ableton. I have a lot of fun, and get lost working in the recording and mixing. Sometimes I'm up until 5am doing it. I might add Adobe Audition to the mastering process, as it seems to have better tools for that. I'm happy with the lo-fi, do-it-all-myself vibe, and I learned a lot making the first album.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
My recommendations are various genres from electronic-pop, blues, alternative, folk-punk: Alt-J, Grimes,
Yeasayer, John Wizards, The Handsome Family, Andrew Scandal and the Lightyears, Ruby Rose Fox, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, Simon Waldram, Kelly Spyglass, Sneaky Mister, Axemunkee, Ryan Lee Crosby, Cristian Agrillo, Dave Wessley, Greg McKillop,
Audrey Harrer

Q: Which band and song would you like to cover?
I have 3 that I put on my list this week:Twin Shadow's "Castles In the Snow," Sister Rosetta Tharpe's
"Down By The Riverside," and Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche"

Q: What are the plans for the future....
I'm in the process of booking a UK tour for November, starting to write and record the next album, and I have several music collaborations in the works.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the interview!
Thanking you