segunda-feira, 22 de setembro de 2014

The World After The Future with Police des Moeurs - An Interview

Um dos mais promissores grupos do revival da minimal wave é o Police des Moeurs, canadenses de Montreal com um álbum absolutamente sensacional, o homônimo lançado ano passado pela espertíssima Mannequin Records.

Em seu debute o Police des Moeurs coloca todo mundo pra pista, os bpms são sempre dançantes e sedutores, um disco irrepreensível do início ao fim, de longe lembra um pouco o OMD em outras evoca o New Order e muito do synth francês dos 80´s.

Difícil vai ser a gente descolar um inferninho para iniciados onde o Police des Moeurs certamente seria hit absoluto.

***** Interview with Police des Moeurs *****

Q. When did Police des moeurs starts, tell us about the history...
It started in 2010, basically as a one man studio project. I would do pretty much all the stuff and ask my friend Anouk to help with vocals as I don't really like to sing and I enjoy female voices, especially for this kind of music. That's basically the idea behind our first few recordings.

At some point, I figured it would be nice to do shows, so I asked Fred for help since I've played with him in another project previously. He knows more that I do about how to transpose all my studio ideas in a live setting. After a few shows, we added Catherine, replaced by Cristine in 2013.

Since the beginning, we released plenty of records and played many shows, including a european tour last summer.

Q: Who are your influences?
Mmm, it's really hard to tell as there are so many. A lot them aren't really related to Police des Moeurs musically, but I guess it shows in some ways in our approach. More specifically, for Police des moeurs, I would say our influences are synth pop and post punk from the late 70's and early 80's, as well as early EBM and industrial.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Hooo well, it's really hard to do such a list. But let's try.

Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygène
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality
Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
The Cure - Pornography
Discharge - Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I love it, but my main interest is creating songs in the studio.

Q. How do you describe Police des moeurs´ sounds?
Minimal and raw synth pop,

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I usually lay a basic drum track and I try to find a satisfying bass part.That's the foundation of the song. I first work on the song itself, not on the sounds or ambiance.

Then I add melodies, adjust the structure, add drums fills. When all of this is stable, I re-record everything with the proper synths, be it at my own place, or at Fred's place because he has other synths. Then I write lyrics and add the vocal tracks and some more atmospheric sounds if needed.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Some of the stuff I checked recently that I really liked is L'Avenir, Image of Life and Container.

From Montreal : Effet Werther, Void Republic, Low Factor, Le Fruit Vert.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I'd like to make a cover of Sergei Prokofiev's Scythian Suite, but I guess that won't never happen

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We're working on a tape with punk and hardcore covers and on our second LP.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the interest! Hi to everyone! xx