sexta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2014

Too Dark Park with Spatial Relation - An Interview

Novidade na nova onda da minimal wave, Spatial Relation, duo de NY, que mais parece ter saído diretamente de Berlin, tamanha é a frieza e métrica de sua sonoridade.

Cold minimal wave das mais cinzentas, guiada logicamente por um synth e a sexy e gélida voz de Lissette.

O Spatial Relation tem algumas canções em coletâneas e um split com Xiu, logo menos vem o EP Thoughtcrime e um prometido álbum para quando 2015 chegar, por hora, aqui no TBTCI fiquem mais íntimos do Spatial Relation.

***** Interview with Spatial Relation *****

Q. When did Spatial Relation starts tell us about the history...
A: We started Spatial Relation in 2012 as an experiment in creating songs together, based on a shared love of vintage analog synthesizers and dark electronic music.

 Q: Who are your influences?
A: Outside of music itself, our project is heavily influenced by the fields of architecture and architectural theory; modern art and design; literature; and film. Specific influences include the author Thomas Pynchon; architects/designers Archigram, Joe Colombo, and Buckminster Fuller; fashion designer Andre Courreges; the film "Beyond the Black Rainbow"; theories of Carl Jung; choreography by George Balanchine; and the artwork of Bridget Riley and other geometric abstractionists.

 Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…

A: Lissette:
1) Depeche Mode, "Speak and Spell"
2) Skinny Puppy, "Remission"
3) Play, "Red Movies"
4) Duran Duran, "Seven and the Ragged Tiger"
5) Adult., "Resuscitation."

1) Aphex Twin, "Selected Ambient Works 85-92"
2) The Cure, "Pornography"
3) Autechre, "Incunabula"
4) Doppereffekt, "Gesamtkunstwerk"
5) Skinny Puppy, "Too Dark Park."

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
A: Thus far we have been focused mainly on creating songs in the studio and working on releases; however, we are looking forward to traveling to play some live shows in the near future. We are planning an all-hardware live set with no pre-recorded vocals or instruments.

 Q. How do you describe Spatial Relation sounds?
A: Our sound consists of beat-driven, dark analog electronics with female vocals. We fall loosely in the minimal synth genre but also are influenced by electro, dark 80s/new wave, industrial, and John Carpenter soundtracks.

 Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: Our production is very much a DIY affair. The process varies a bit from song to song, but we use a fairly rudimentary setup (no computer) in our home studio and often try to record the instrumentation itself live in one take. Vocals are then multitracked, and sometimes we layer additional synth parts as well. As mentioned, we are heavily into analog synthesizers and drum machines and as a general rule do not use digital sound sources.

 Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: We have many talented friends around the world making music that inspires us -- too many to list here. However, we are record collectors and enjoy new releases and reissues from many of the underground labels such as Medical, Peripheral Minimal, Dark Entries, La Forme Lente, DKA, Infravox, Cold Beats, Minimal Wave, Aufnahme + Wiedergabe, Fabrika, Disko Obscura, and others.

 Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: It changes from month to month, but right now our picks would be Ministry, "Over the Shoulder"; The Mood, "Passion in Dark Rooms"; or Information Society, "Running."

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A: We have upcoming releases on several labels. First is an EP called "Thoughtcrime" that will be released very soon in cassette and digital formats. We also are in the final stages of recording our debut LP, which is scheduled to be released on vinyl sometime in 2015. After that we will be focusing on live performance and video production.

 Q: Any parting words?
A: Many thanks to everyone who has supported our music!
Thanks Jacob and Lissete