quinta-feira, 11 de setembro de 2014

Stone Free with Samsara Blues Experiment - An Interview

Viageira das pesadas, stoner rock poderoso e psicodélico é a parada que os alemães do Samsara Blues Experiment fazem, três álbuns destruidores no currículo e participação em tudo que é festival para os iniciados em stoner não reclamarem de forma alguma.

O último álbum tem para se ter uma ideia, quatro canções em mais de 40 minutos de trips e mais trips.

Seria simplesmente fantástico apreciar o Samsara Blues Experiment ao vivo, certamente a viagem seria intensa.

***** Interview with Samsara Blues Experiment *****

Q: When did Samsara Blues Experiment start, tell us about the history...
I started the band in 2007 after the break-up of my former band Terraplane. We started as a three-piece jam band, then added second guitarplayers for the last years and since 2014 are again a three-piece. We played most of Europe, the US-Westcoast, released three albums, you should know all about that already ;-)...

Q: Who are your influences?
I started being a musician around 15 years ago. Back then I was influenced by Hendrix, Zeppelin, Doors and these bands. Nowadays I am more into Soul, Folk and what I´d call "weird music" like some electronic meditative stuff or else. I also love crooners like Frank Sinatra a lot. But end of the day we are still sort of a psychedelic Stoner/Doom band and guess we´ll remain this.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Oh man, don´t know where to start so I´ll pick one for each different and significant period as there were Metallica "Black Album" when I started playing music, Nirvana´s "Unplugged" when I was heavily in love for the first time, Zeppelin "BBC Sessions" when I got older and tired of most of the Metal stuff I used to listen to and really yearned for Heavier Blues tunes, then I have to mention the Dorrs, my all time favorite band if to name one. My fave Doors album would be "Waiting For The Sun". Last but not least an album no one might expect, but these days, actually for almost two years, I am heavily addicted to Margie Joseph´s "s/t" album, which is lady soul in its pure form and maybe too sweet for most of you heavy rockers, but I love her music.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Good. For most times at least. I like getting connected to people by sharing that similar vibe, which is our music, which I find at the same time weird and beautiful ;-). I am not much a fan of my own music sometimes, but then it´s who I am. Sounds weird? I guess so.

Q. How do you describe Samsara Blues Experiment sounds?
Weird and beautiful. Sometimes even weirder.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We record the basic tracks live all together and then overdub some Guitar solos, Synthesizers or other instruments and finallly the vocals.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I love the Heartless Bastards. In terms of Stonerock I dig Wight, Mos Genereator and Yob.

Q: Which bands you love to make a cover version?
Ten Years After maybe?

Q: What´s the plans for future...
Having fun but being responsible, aware, more open to the real life which is often beyond a veil of distraction.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for your interest! Best wishes Chris Peters & SBE!
Thanks guys