quinta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2014

200 Bars with Sounds Around - An Interview


Robb Schaede é o trovador freak por detrás do Sounds Around projeto paralelo a suas duas outras bandsa o The Auras e o Deep Space Cowboys, que já passou por estas páginas.

Ao contrário de suas bandas Robb sob a alcunha de Sounds Around cria um espectro multi facetado e psicodélico em rotação desacelerada e com a alma enfincada muito mais num folk apocalíptico do que nas viagens de suas bandas.

O resultado é o novíssimo Peace, Love and Affirmative Action uma pérola que deve ser digerida o quanto antes, tem muito de Spiritualized, tem muito de Robb melhor dizendo nesta viagem ao seu interior.

Um grande álbum de um grande projeto que merece ser dissecado nas páginas do TBTCI.

***** Interview with Sounds Around *****

Q. When did Sounds Around starts, tell us about the history...
Sounds Around is more or less a blanket for all the sound based art I release. I guess it began back about six years ago, when I made my first bedroom recordings. I call it Sounds Around, because essentially I've always made music with the sounds around me at the time the art is made, everything is completely circumstantial, it flows along with my life. When I had the time to record a double disk psychedelic dance-trance record I did, then when that opportunity was done I made a mostly live off the floor record, now that is done and the next thing will probably be completely different.

Q: Who are your influences?
Frank Zappa, Cocorosie, Beach Boys, A Place to Bury Strangers etc., One of my biggest influences is Ryan Masters, who I was lucky enough to have play drums on the last record. I try and take most of my influence from life, I feel like a lot of it comes from books I read and the atmospheric vibes of the earth journey.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
2. A Place to Bury Strangers - Worship
3. Ryan Masters - A Shadow in Kingdom Falls
4. Cocorosie - Tales of a Grass Widow
5. Spiritualized - Laser Guided Melodies

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
when I perform I try my best to just get lost in what I'm doing. I usually close my eyes and go along for the journey. I see music as a form or prayer, so I try to play with that in mind. In the best case scenario it doesn't matter whether anyone is there or not.

Q. How do you describe Sounds Around sounds?
Every song is like a snap shot of a time in my life, a feeling, or an atmosphere, but more than that, it's just imagination.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
For Peace, Love and Affirmative Action, the full band songs were recorded live off the floor. The acoustic tracks were recorded with the help of Peter Dasilva (Deep Space Cowboys, The Auras) and Hank Van Harten (The Auras). Both recording days were really unique, there was some crazy energy running around and it all just kind of popped out. I spent a lot of time playing the songs and really getting into them. When it came time to record I just attacked it with everything I could in that moment.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Sun Stone Revolvers, Tess Parks, B-17, BB guns and all the other bands on Optical Sounds

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I'm working on some acoustic versions of Erykah Badu and Cocorosie Songs. I also play pure imagination from the Willy Wonka movie, its probably my favourite song of all time.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I see myself doing some sound journeys in the near future. Having people lay down and close their eyes while I make beautiful sounds, in a more or less ceremonial setting. being in The Auras and Deep Space Cowboys keeps me more and more busy as time goes on. I'd like to write a book too.

Q: Any parting words?
I hope everyone finds what makes them happy in life, or rather just finds out how to be happy. I think if everyone in the world did exactly what they felt they're purpose was we'd be in a pretty great place.
Thanks Robb