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.