quarta-feira, 23 de julho de 2014

Perfect Prescription with The Dandelion - An Interview

(".......Primeiro veio o silêncio, em seguida, veio a confusão, com as palavras o nascimento de ilusão,
Este mundo agora espera, que as horas passem, embora alguns possam dizer que o final será eterno....

The Dandelion tecem um antigo tipo de magia, sua combinação de feitiços musicais não é diferente das criados na década de 1960.

Com um som que como sementes que se transformam em flores, eles trazem presentes para a Deusa de poderes mágicos........")

Então, acima é a biografia do The Dandelion, tipo assim, quando ouvi a banda, a questão de sei lá uma ou duas semanas atrás, eu pensei, minha nossa, preciso dividir isso com todos, e deu no deu, tipo assim, alguns comentários de gente que entende das coisas:

"......puta banda foda, viciei......que maravilha....." Eliane Parnagua
"....uma das melhores coisas que ouvi na atualidade.....foda...." Marcelo Magoo

Tá bom pra vocês!?!?!?? Então é o seguinte, vamos ao Dandelion e .........

***** Interview with The Dandelion *****

Q. When did Dandelion start ? Tell us about the history
The Dandelion was originally an alias I used when recording with my old band The Dolly Rocker Movement. I went under that name years ago when I occasionally performed and recorded solo. It wasn't until 2013 when recording "strange case" that I decided to resurface that name. Now all my musical output is under that name.

Q: Who are your influences?
I've since a young age been influenced heavily by music art and culture from the 1960's. Though i feel as i've grown older my music is influenced by a much more personnal, spiritual and religious force than simple aesthetics.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time.
* The Doors first album from 1967. It's so dark yet so sexy and it's testament of how good band they were.

* The Beatles White Album. - For me it's the most interesting Beatles album. There are so many different flavours and i love the weirdness and sweet sadness they throw into the mix.

* Nancy & Lee by Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - I fell in love with this record instantly. It's the perfect blend of dark and light, love and lust, masculinity and femininity.

* Something Else by The Kinks - it's hard to pick a favourite Kinks album but this one really crept up on me. Ray Davies is a genius songwriter.

* Shocking Blue "Poor Boy" from 1969 - This is an amazing debut album. There isn't a dull moment on it. Mariska Verez is a witch goddess who sings like an angel. Please listen to this record!

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It can be the most incredible and euphoric experience and it can also be horrible and exhausting at times. If the audience is responding then that usually means what we're doing is working. I like those moments.

Q. How do you describe The Dandelion sound?
its the sound of black weeds turning into flowers while bringing gifts to the goddess of magical powers.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I recorded all the songs in a home studio using my 4 track cassette machine and an ADAT recorder. I played all the instruments by tracking everything separately. Sometimes I start with the drums and other times with guitar then add the other instruments around it. Some of the songs I wrote as I recorded them. The mixing process is the most difficult and challenging for me as I can sometimes get trapped into thinking too much about it and my ears stop working. Although i'm pretty happy with the mixes this time around.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Throw these names into google and check em out! Doc Goddard, The Grease Arrestor, Wild Cat Falling, The Laurels, Destiny 3000, The Mumps, The Frowning Clouds, Burn Antares.

Q: Which bands would you love to cover?
We've covered them! We do lots of covers in our live set. We cover "dream on my mind" by Rupert's People, "girl of the 13th hour" by Chaz & The Classics, drivin sideways by Merrell Fankhauser & The HMS Bounty. Just to name a few.

Q: What´s the plans for future?
Keep playing shows, keep recording and keep searching!

Q: Any parting words?
The magic of the universe is always there and is available to anyone in many different forms. Look for your key because everyone has one. From Earth to Alcyone come and dial in the station and feel the love vibration


terça-feira, 22 de julho de 2014

Daylight Storms with You Walk Through Walls - An Interview

Desde quando fiquei sabendo do término do Air Formation, me bateu uma tristeza porque porra, talvez a única banda que havia captado toda a beleza do Slowdive, Ride sem cair pro lado etéreo mas sim trabalhando fortemente as guitarras e ambiências e quando do seu fim, realmente abriu-se uma lacuna.

Mas a questão de duas ou três semanas ouvindo o grande Ailton de Oliveira e seu cool Radio-Activity meio que por mágica começou a rolar o som de uma banda nova do ClubAC30 chamada You Walk Throught Walls nome estranho mas com uma voz e sonoridade que na hora me recordou o Air Formation, comentei com ele e batemos um papo, e fui pesquisar a respeito dessa nova banda e para minha surpresa a frente do You Walk Throught Walls esta o grande Matt Bartram a mente do Air Formation, dai meus caros, foi amor e felicidade mesmo.

E o You Walk Throught Walls acabou de lançar seu debut homônimo e é uma sequência lógica do trabalho do Air Formation, que diga-se de passagem é um tremendo de um album fascinante.

Se você como eu estava orfão, agora sorria e alegre-se....o You Walk Through Walls e o grande Matt estão na ativa novamente.

***** Interview with You Walk Through Walls *****

Q. When did You Walk Through Walls starts, tell us about the history...
A couple of months after Air Formation ended I found myself writing a bunch of new songs which had a different, fresher, feel to them. I'd been in contact with Harry for a while about doing something musical together so asked if he wanted to play Bass on the tracks. James (Air Formation) is my Brother-in-law so was the obvious choice to play the drums.

Q: Who are your influences?
The Cure, Swervedriver, The House of Love, Flying Saucer Attack

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
The Cure - Disintegration
Flying Saucer Attack - Further
Spiritualized - Pure Phase
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust

Q. How do you feel about playing live?
I enjoy it the majority of the time, but it depends on who's doing the sound. It's quite hard getting across that "more reverb" actually means "a lot more fucking reverb". I also sing pretty quietly which always causes problems....

Q. How do you describe You Walk Through Walls sounds?
I find it so hard describing my own music. layers of guitars with a driving rhythm section..... Most of all I just think they are all cracking songs that people can connect with.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It really is a case of just recording the tracks as a live band then doing the overdubs without getting too carried away. For the album James sung backing vocals on a few tracks and played keyboards on one which gave it a different feel.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I'm seriously out of touch... maybe you could recommend me some.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I really have no interest in playing other peoples songs, I have enough of my own that could do with some time being spent on. I'd rather focus on those. I think listeners would appreciate it more.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I think the plan is to do another EP. 4 songs in around 10 minuets... in the vein of 'Gone in a Day'. Something fun and full on. I've got to write them first so who knows.....

Q: Any parting words?
Our debut album is out NOW! from all Digital Outlets and Ltd Coloured Vinyl via Club AC30.
Thanks Matt


In Rainbows with (exitpost) - An Interview

Dream pop, chillwave e um certo ar de beats dançantes de eletrônica etérea tomam conta das páginas do TBTCI, (exitpost) é a banda de Ken Herman, uma beleza sonora altamente envolvente.

Sweet Fade é o nome do debut recém lançado no início de julho, destaques para as lindíssimas Waiting e Dream Year e a faixa título que fecha divinamente esta pérola sonora para ouvir sonhando.

Aqui no TBTCI Ken conta a história e tudo mais sobre o delicioso (exitpost), bons sonhos.

***** Interview with (exitpost) *****

Q. When did exitpost starts, tell us about the history...
I started the project in freshman year of college, but I've been making music on and off since I was 15. It was all sad, pop-punk stuff then. I had side-swept long hair. Then in high school I joined a band called Hooves with my friend Dan where he got me into making electronic music and generally recording and writing as well. I branched off doing some solo stuff after and here we are.

Q: Who are your influences?
Production-wise I really love what Shigeto, Bonobo, Four Tet and Bibio are doing these days. Songwriting-wise I would say Radiohead, The National or Animal Collective come to mind. Celine Dion.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
2. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
3. Bibio - Silver Wilkinson
4. Four Tet - There is Love in You
5. Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I love and hate it in equal measure, haha. Actually playing live is a ton of fun but the (exitpost) show is still developing. I started off a lot of these gigs just me and guitar then eventually started doing sets with a laptop and controller. People would come up in the middle of songs and make requests for like Avicii and shit - it was embarrassing. Since then I've been playing shows with a drummer named Andrew Henry, who's a great producer in his own respect so we've been figuring out the show together.

Q. How do you describe exitpost sounds?
A girl at a show called it love-making music once. I think her name was...Helen.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I track and mix everything in Logic but manipulate samples and use some effects in Ableton too. Writing just depends really. A lot of the time I have an idea of something to sample or a percussive element in mind. Other times I'll just write a demo on guitar and go from there. For example, the song "Eve" was built entirely on samples from my mom's collection of Japanese karaoke. Thank you mom. She's in Japan right now. We just Skyped.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is very good.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Not a band, but at shows we'd do a live remix of Drake's Best I Ever Had. I agreed to only cover Drake from then on. Do you like Drake?

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Just to keep promoting the album "Sweet Fade" and start recording the next release eventually. I want to veer away from samples and work with guest vocalists a little more next time. I'd love to collaborate with Celine Dion.

Q: Any parting words?
I love you
Thanks Kenneth


sexta-feira, 18 de julho de 2014

Beat The Devil´s Tattoo with Deep Space Cowboys - An Interview

E a armada psych continua cada vez mais forte e poderosa, agora diretamente de Toronto o combo noise psych Deep Space Cowboys ataca com um epezinho matador, Static Society é o nome da criança, exalando crueza guitarreira ao melhor estilo B.R.M.C., a música do DSC é pra se ouvir alta, bem alta, ótima trilha sonora pra pegar a estrada e pisar fundo.

Os destaques são a faixa título Static Society e a curta e grossa Unicorn Slayer que evoca o grande Singapore Sling, simplesmente um excelente começo pros caras e fica o gosto de quero mais.

Srs, Deep Space Cowboys nas páginas do TBTCI.

***** Interview with Deep Space Cowboys *****

Q: When did Deep Space Cowboys start? tell us about the history.. .
A: Well that is a tricky question in itself. Deep Space Cowboys The original full band line up first started in late 2012. But it was sparked by the release of our first EP which had been an ongoing studio project of mine. We've always been a fan of this type of music. specifically cool sounding guitars and enjoyable rhythms. The goal has always been to create the songs that we wanted to hear but had never really been written yet. The last 2 years we have been refining ourselves, playing as many local shows as possible. we've changed up the line up a bit since then as well.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: We have a lot of influences haha. A few of them would be the obvious shoegaze goto bands like MBV and Jesus and Mary Chain, Spacemen3, BJM etc.etc.etc. But I'd have to say that the biggest influence we've had is from each other, over the years we've known one another. Just kinda getting each other into things we liked. and figuring out what we did and didn't like. constant conversations of life, death, love and hate. you know everything that just kinda leads to totally artistic Intent.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: 1.) My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2.) A Place To Bury Strangers - Worship
3.) Brian Jonestown Massacre - Take It From The Man
4.) Serena Maneesh -Abyss in B minor
5.) Singapore Sling - Life Is Killing My Rock N Roll

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: I love playing live. It's so much fun I have to remember that there's people watching us sometimes. It's a whole other experience from the records. A lot of high raw energy. Very loud and psychedelic if you know what I mean. I feel like you either really love it or you really hate it. Either way I feel its an experience that people are much lacking in our neck of the woods.

Q. How do you describe DSC sounds?
A: Ear drugs

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: I've written all of the songs while in my recording studio. I get to take my time and I take full advantage of that. Lots of experimenting and tinkering thats for sure. My favourite part is recording guitars as with probably every other shoegazing band. mixing and mastering goes on until I've lost my mind and decided that I should just stop and let everyone listen. I strongly believe that limitation breeds creativity in the studio.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: The ones that care a lot about the music they make. But Seriously check out the bands on Optical Sounds record label. They're all real underrated.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: Honestly not a big fan of covering music, But every once in a while I do get some ideas for reinterpreting music

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A: Make more music, play more music. Hopefully take the show on the road more.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Thank You guys for you interest in what we do. We're fuelled by any support we get from our fans, much appreciated!
Thanks guys


quinta-feira, 17 de julho de 2014

Absolute Body Control with Discodeath - An Interview

Hora e vez do lado soturno do TBTCI atacar, synth punk com toque forte de cold wave esse é o Discodeath duo italiano que teve seu debute lançado pela importantíssima gravadora No Emb Blanc / Kernkrach.

Album dançante e pesado, não a toa os caras citam Absolute Body Control e Linear Movement como suas influências além de punks como Screamers, Nuns e por ai vai, discaço do início ao fim sem um momento sequer para respirar, recomendadíssimo e essencial para os que abraçam a nova geração do mininal synth.

***** Interview with Discodeath *****

Q. When did Discodeath starts, tell us about the history...
1) Hello! The Discodeath were born recently, exactly in the fall of 2012, Mark and I at the same time we were part of a punk-rock band the TV Drugs, which broke up shortly afterwards. Marco and I were very attentive to the reality of music, and besides we liked punk bands like Deux, Linear Movement, Philip Laurent and Absolute Body Control. Mark told me that he had written songs, made ​​her listen to me and I found them beautiful, I also had in mind a few pieces, so we have written them and was born a demo. After that was broadcast on Disc Delirium Mark Ashwort (an italian radio trasmission), we tried to make her feel at labels and Rainer (Genetic / No Blank em), we immediately responded with enthusiasm. We then made ​​an album for No Emb Blanc / Kernkrach.

Q: Who are your influences?
2) Our influences, mainly have to do with punk rock and new wave, punk only what we believe existed, ranging from 76 to '82. We listened to a lot of bands like,Nervous Gender, the Screamers, Nuns or Los Reactors, there like the punk and new wave of yugoslavia, such as Buldogi, Kuzle ... Paraf ... Pekinska Patka. We also like the 80's pop, things like Italo Disco or Plastic Bertrand.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3)Nevermind the Bollocks – Sex Pistols ,
Romania – The Nuns ,
Figures – Absolute Body Control,
On the Screen – Linear Movement.

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
4) In live we play with twoo synths a Microkorg and a Roland Juno GI.

Q. How do you describe Discodeath sounds?
5) The sound of Discodeath? In a word ... I would say that it is sincere.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6)The Discodeath, record and mix in my house. Our demo was born there. Usually for the songs, there comes to mind a bass line and a vocal line, then try to articulate rhythms and riffs keyboards!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7) Aktion, Circa Tapes , Ariisk, Lower Synth Department, BlackMondays, Paradox Obscure.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
8)We've never played covers. We prefer to do our songs.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
9) We would like to make a video and do now know our music all over the world. We want to play as much as possible.

Q: Any parting words?
10) Greetings to all our supporters and friends! Thank you so much to you Renato! We hope to see you soon!
Thanks guys

quarta-feira, 16 de julho de 2014

Got That Feeling with Static Daydream - An Interview

Bem, desnecessário apresentar um dos grandes mestres e responsável direto pela existência do TBTCI, sim, sem exageros uma das grandes razões de estar registrando os acontecimentos e nascimento de uma efervescente cena do submundo dos bons sons nos quatro cantos do mundo durante esses quase 6 anos de TBTCI foi sem sombra de dúvida uma obscura e cultuada banda chamada Skywave capitaneada por 3 mestres, Oliver Ackermann, John Fedowitz e Mr. Paul Baker.

A história destes monstros do wall of sound já foi por algumas vezes ilustrada e passada a limpo por todos eles, e os desmembramentos após o término do Skywave com o nascimento do APTBS e do Ceremony também foi dissecada pela ótica de todos eles.

Agora um novo capítulo começa a ser escrito, Paul Baker nos apresenta seu novo projeto, o já predileto Static Daydream, uma avalanche de noise frio e denso calcado logicamente em suas influências e em ritmo acelerado, barulhento e gélido, eu chego a dizer que o Static Daydream esta mais próximo do Skywave como nunca nenhuma das dissidências deste patrimônio do submundo dos bons sons esteve.

Paul Baker prepara um ep para breve além do álbum que esta anunciado para o início do próximo ano.

Eu, em minha condição de fã incondicional já ansiosamente aguardo e de tudo que ouvi, apenas quero dizer, o que vem pela frente é algo ACIMA.

Srs, com vocês o mestre Paul Baker e seu Static Daydream.

***** Interview with Static Daydream (Paul Baker) *****

Q. When did Static Daydream starts, tell us about the history...
Paul- I was a member of the band Ceremony until about two years ago when I quit the band. I didn't know what I wanted to do with music, but I never stopped working on writing and recording songs. Eventually I decided that there was no reason not to release the music if there might be people who enjoy it, so why not? Shortly afterward, I realized that my girlfriend, Jamie Casey, has a really beautiful singing voice, so I tried to get her to record a few songs with me. I think what she's recorded so far sounds really great, and I think we've gotten some very nice feedback about it.

 Q: Who are your influences?
Paul- There are the obvious influences, like My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Slowdive, Ride and Swervedriver. There are lots of different influences as well, such as surf rock like Dick Dale or The Chantays. I love 60's girl groups like The Crystals and The Ronettes, too. The Ramones, The Misfits, and The Buzzcocks are some of my favorite punk bands. I like old country a lot, Hank Williams Sr. probably being my favorite, and I'm also a sucker for dance-y sort of pop music, like La Bouche or something. Kraftwerk are amazing! Rude 66 has some crazy-cool stuff! I don't know, it's all over the place.

Q. How do you describe Static Daydream sounds?
Paul- I think it's about pop songs mixed with lots of guitar noise and my rudimentary technological abilities. Rock and roll the way I want to hear it, and maybe some others will enjoy as well, hopefully. Maybe someday I'll get better at the tech side of things!

 Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Paul- They're mostly written on acoustic guitars, but sometimes I come across a drum loop or bass line that inspires the song. Once the basis of a song is there, I'll program a simple beat and record the bass and a rhythm guitar or something. Then I'll do a vocal track to follow along with, while I come up with the other guitar parts, additional bass, keyboards, or whatever is needed. Then I go back to the drums and add fills, maybe an extra snare drum track, tambourine, or something. There's no single way, really. I think every song comes about in its own way, and is an experiment for me. Some experiments turn out better than others, but hopefully nobody will ever hear the ones that turned out really poorly!

 Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Paul- Raw Feels are really cool. Check them out on Youtube. I like 93 Million Miles From The Sun, The History of Colour TV, Flyying Colours, The Dead Sea, and The Cosmetics, just to name a few off the top of my head. I think there are lots of great groups around these days, too many to name.

 Q: What´s the plans for future....
Paul- Static Daydream will have an EP coming out on Moon Sounds Records around September or October, and a full-length in early 2015 with Moon Sounds and another yet-undisclosed label. We're just waiting for the final details to be worked out, but we're really excited about it!!

Q: Any parting words?
Paul- Things can get dark for people sometimes, share some light when you can.

terça-feira, 15 de julho de 2014

Psych Sounds of Black Bug - An Interview

Skate punk synth experimental ou mais ou menos isso, esse é o duo francês Black bug, hoje a França dominando as páginas do TBTCI, pois então, Refleting the Light lançado no ano passado passou despercebido por aqui mas a justiça tarde mas não falha, chegou a hora de colocar no roda esse album que é simplesmente genial, em alguns momentos me lembra os trabalhos do Blank Dogs só que mais cru e sintético, quando você acha que o negócio vai desandar pra pancadaria ele fico mais denso, quando você pensa que vai ficar mais escuro ele volta pra barulheira, simplesmente um daqueles albuns pra ouvir, reouvir, ouvir de novo, e ficar em looping direto e reto.

Bandaça foda, e como eu sempre digo, ACIMA.

Vamos de Black Bug e entrevista exclusiva pro TBTCI.

***** Interview with Black Bug *****

Q. When did Black Bug starts, tell us about the history...
I started recording by myself in 2007. After some time i asked Anna, my girlfriend at the time, if she could sing on some tracks.

We started doing live shows together with a drummer. We had a hard time finding a drummer and ended up playing with a ridiculous amount of drummer, i think we had 10 different over 2-3 years. During that time we had also broken up, and after a while my ex wasn't that interested in continuing. During a tour I met my current girlfriend and i moved from sweden to bordeaux, France with her. Since Anna wasn't into doing music anymore and we already had some difficulties  while touring together i decided to continue alone.
In 2012 i made a new album by myself and started touring with a new line up. That line up didn't last long and i decided to play live all alone in late 2013. That became very boring after some time so i asked to a friend in Bordeaux to start to play with me. So here we are today.

Q: Who are your influences?
I don't have any specific bands that influence me, i listen to all kind of music garage, punk, synth, metal,even some jazz. When i play, riffs pop up and i don't really think what influenced the stuff i just made.. It just happens.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
i never listen to full albums but here's a list from the top of my head:
Everything with Roky Erickson
crisis - holocaust hymns
slayer - reign in blood
Spacemen 3 - playing with fire
The crystals - don't know if they released an lp

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
If it goes well and people are into it - good. If not - bored.

Q. How do you describe Black Bug sounds?
some punk, part new wave and synth + Some undefined trash.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Usually i record the basic drums and 2 synths into a 4-track. After i import it into my computer and lay down
vocals and other stuff that comes into my head.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Jessica93, tormented, J.C. Satan,

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I thought about making a cover but haven't come up with anything

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I will play some festivals this summer and i'm also recording some new tracks.

Q: Any parting words?
take me to brazil


French Cold Wave with Orchidée Noire - An Interview

É sabido que a cena francesa dos 80´s foi altamente inspirada, uma avalanche de grandes nomes seja em synth pop, pos punk mas principalmente para a cold wave e minimal synth foi lá que grandes nomes surgiram e sucumbiram sozinhos, mas nestes loucos anos que vivemos um resgate dessa sonoridade foi promovido nos quatro cantos do mundo, e inclusive na própria França, que nos brinda com o espantoso Orchidée Noire, ou Xavier Soquet.

Grande cara meu amigo Xavier que brinda estas páginas com um mix de tudo que foi citado a pouco....escute o album Une Histoire Parmi Tant D´Autres e delicie-se com o synth minimal cold wave do Orchidée Noire.
***** Interview with Orchidée Noite *****

Q. When did ORCHIDÉE NOIRE starts, tell us about the history...
ORCHIDÉE NOIRE started at the end of 2011, in October I think. Before, I was only looking for a band to join, just to play, but I only came accross metal rock bands, and that’s not my thing. So I decided to start my own band, doing what I love. At the beginning, O.N. was a duo and the line-up changed three times in a short amount of time due to other bands / activities of the other bandmates. The song ‘FOAM’ was a duo work with Robin (SUN JUN), then I did ‘Faintness’ with Fiona (Fiona Walden) and l’Orbitale with Robin again. I don’t really know when ORCHIDÉE NOIRE became a solo project, but my first track written as a one man band was ‘Or Blanc’. Soon I realized that the other members leaving O.N. was a blessing in disguise. Doing a solo project is my favorite option, so I can express myself entirely, I think I’m not made to be in a band (duo or whatever).

Q: Who are your influences?
I don’t really know if I have to come up with band names… But one thing is sure, I’m really inspired by bands from the 80s - early 90s, especially french coldwave bands and european minimal-synth bands from this golden age. But I listen to a lot of music, from post-punk to disco and house music as well as classical music and jazz…

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Head Over Heels – Cocteau Twins
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
The Cribs - Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever
The Horrors – Primary Colours
Arnaud Lazlaud – Olives Noires

Q. How do you fell playing live?
I don’t have a huge experience in playing live as I only did one gig ! It was in May 2012. At that time O.N. was still a duo. I have a lot of great memories from this day, playing live is really special. As I remember, it was a strange feeling, just as if it wasn’t me on stage but someone else. I can’t wait to play live again, I’m playing at Espace B in Paris on July 26th with Déficit Budgétaire !

Q. How do you describe ORCHIDÉE NOIRE sounds?
Since some time now, my music is totally synth oriented, that’s a sound which corresponds to me. I would say O.N. is a mix of coldwave, post-punk and minimal wave.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I do everything by myself for now, and you can easily hear it. I record my songs with a simple audio interface, do ‘mix’ and ‘master’ the songs the best I can. Everything is done in the O.N. basement, which is my bedroom !

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
YusYus, a really nice band from Serbia.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I already did a cover of the song ‘Game & Performance’ by Deux at the time O.N. was a duo. Doing a cover is not easy, to me the song has to be different, but at the same time instantly recognizable. I’m planning to cover a song from the italian band 2+2=5 in the future, will see if it happens.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I will keep writing and composing songs, and will do gigs again ! I would love to release a 7 " too, one day.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks to everyone who read this, and to everyone who support me. See you soon and forever keep the faith !
Thanks Xavier