sexta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2014

Freak Scene with Venusians - An Interview

Chegou a vez nas páginas do TBTCI dos argentios sônicos do Venusians.

Uma literal guitar band, no caldeirão dos caras, doses de Pixies, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, MBV, ou seja, distorções a serviço dos bons sons.

Um penca de singles, eps, tudo DIY, e tudo com uma nítida característica própria deles, a autenticidade, por mais que não tenha absolutamente nada de novo n som do Venusians, é impossível não querer pegar o skate e dar uma volta, ou colocar tudo dos caras e ouvir com headphones e ouvir bem alto.

Música para uma vida melhor, essa é a cara do Venusians.

***** Interview with Venusians *****

Q. When did Venusians start? Tell us about the history.
V: Venusians started when Gasti decided to go solo out with some of his songs on his guitar. Some were acoustic gigs, other with electric guitar and effects. Sometime later a friend joined with a second guitar and about a week later Lau (an old music pal) started playing the drums, so we got a bass player and became ‘Gasti Lucsin y las Kamikazos’ – the name referred to the fact that we rehearsed for only a week before going out to play.

Then there were many changes, we became a trio and went by the name ‘Gasti Lucsin y las Venusians’ , then the band members changed again: Cynthia in bass and Road Romano in drums, the name became “Venusians”, and after a short time it came down to a power duo with Diego in the drums and Gasti in vocals and guitar (we kept the name this time, though).

Q: Who are your influences?
Our influences can be summarized in three bands: Pixies, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. No intention of copying or emulating these bands, songs just came from mixing some punk rock, alternative rock, noise rock, shoegaze, psychodelia.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
1- White Noise – An Electric Storm
2- Pixies – Surfer Rosa
3- Sonic Youth –Experimental Jet Set Trash and No Star
4- Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
5- The Cure – Disintegration

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Playing live is like travelling to another dimension, where the only thing that really matters is music, and transmitting all the feelings that we have when we do it. It doesn’t really matter the place, how many people, the applause… Songs have lives of their own and they don’t really care about that stuff.

Q. How do you describe Venusians' sounds?
Sonic drums with grunge strokes, tough, dirty basses, guitars with a lot of distortion and delay, melodic voices with soft hues and intense rough moments… all that, as loud as possible.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Songs are born with an acoustic guitar, combining chords until something interesting comes up. Then melody and structure are defined and during rehearsals we work things out, add arrangements. Usually the albums have some synthesizers, several voice layers, sometimes harmonizing the main melody, other times cushioning and creating chords.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Here in Argentina there’s a bunch of underground band that blow my mind. Just to mention a few: Los Octopus, Viajes, Dislexia Free, Riphle. There was one band – they’re no longer playing together – that’s at the very top of my favorite bands, they we called “Princesas Apuñaladas de Luna”, you can find their full album available in Youtube.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Actually, with Venusians we have only done a live version of Freak Scene in a Dinosaur Jr tribute gig. We don’t usually do covers, but I will anticipate that on our next album there will be a version in kind of a shoegaze clef of a Depeche Mode song.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Rehearsing a lot and complete the recording of 16 songs that will be part of the first Venusians LP album, that we are hoping to release by the beginning of December.

Q: Any parting words?
Whatever you do, be happy.
Thanks guys

Dark Entries with Paradox Obscur - An Interview

Começando a sexta feira com tons negros, clima denso, cortesia do duo grego Paradox Obscur.

Darkwave guiado por sintetizadores e vocais ora sensuais e tensos quando da metade feminina do duo Kriistal Ann, já quando Toxic Razor assume os vocais o negócio fica trevoso mesmo.

Seu debute homônimo lançado este ano mostra que a cena minimal e cold wave da Grécia esta muito bem obrigado, já não bastassem o Selofan e o Human Puppets, agora o Paradox Obscur vem para escurecer mais ainda.

Belo disco.

***** Interview with Paradox Obscur *****

Q. When did Paradox Obscur starts, tell us about the history...
P.O : The idea for the creation of this project began early this year. It was a transitional period for us, for the renewal of our sound. We kept and still keep a band under the name Resistance Of Independent Music which is in another style. But we wanted to experiment with something different after several years ..

So, without to think much we had already written some songs that reflected the style we wanted and so we continued to complete our first album.

Q: Who are your influences?
K.A : My influences are never specific.

It can be a song by another artist until a look that would come across the street ... Anything causing my heart a flutter, intensity and emotion ..

Are all my experiences, the interactions, the world in which we live ..

T.R: The ghastly dark essence of this world…

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
K.A :
Pink Turns Blue - Meta
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
Nuit D’Octobre - Templetes
And Also The Trees - The Klaxon
Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun
And more of course….

T.R :
W.A.S.P. – The Headless Children
Slayer – Reign In Blood
Death – Spiritual Healing
Celtic Frost – To Megatherion / Into The Pandemonium
Darkthrone – A Blaze In The Northern Sky / Under A Funeral Moon

Q. How do you fell playing a live?
P.O : With Paradox Obscure we haven't yet made a live. It's fairly recent this project, so we hadn't the opportunity to do it . But generally we play live with our previous band several times and the experience in this is splendid. The first few seconds where there is enough stress, during a live convert to a release of energy within and outside of ourselves .. The contact with the public is simply unique ..

Q. How do you describe Paradox Obscur´s sounds?
P.O : Paradox Obcur have strong elements of the 80s. The sound ranges from the cold wave, post punk with minimal lines. Melodies of synthesizers playing a catalytic role in shaping the sound, as the ultimate bass lines which gives a sense of non negotiable. And of course we insist and we are" fanatics" in analog audio..

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
K.A : Usually we start with the choice of tempo and continue with the recording of bass. Then depending on the mood of the moment, I record my synth melodies. The final finish to complement the sounds and the formation of the drums is made by Toxic Razor. Alternately depending on the time and the mood of each one we write the lyrics adapted according to the needs of the song.

The interpretation of the songs usually undertaken by me.

T.R : I would like also to add that everything is played live without the use of software sequencers or midi, only real time performance upon hardware synthesizers…

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
K.A : There are many bands which draw my interest nowadays many artists whom I appreciate .. One of the best albums in their entirety, which I have heard is from the artist "ManMachine - Now I'm Immortal ...

Also special and delicate sound have "Volkova".

For sure "Mortal Boy" resembles something from good old dark wave.

"Factice Factory" with warm melodies and cold vocals.

"Empire State Human" with amazing voice of Aidan and nostalgic melodies.

Two admirable Greek bands in minimalist and special style are "Regressverbot" and "Impressional or Die" and also "Unidentified Man", "Equinoxious", Hjördis-Britt Åström "Zoltan Freitag", "Minuit Machine" ... Oh, are so much !

T.R : There is a great synthwave/dark synth/electronic scene with some really talented artists like Evanton, Diana Gitallog, Protector 101, Right Knider, Embryonik, Vestron Vulture, Jowie Schulner, 20Six Hundred, Hide And Sequence, Black Magique…

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
K.A : In general I haven’t ever been in the process to think something like that.

I believe that the songs that we like, we love them for what it is. To make cover version on something that is already remarkable, I feel its foul.

T.R : I prefer writing new music than recording cover versions ..

Q: What´s the plans for future....
P.O : We have already finished the songs of our new album. Which we can say, that will be even more dynamic and vivid!

Hope that people will love them, as well as the songs of the first album..

The new album will be released at the end of the year or early next from Peripheral Minimal Records and will be called "Anacrusis". We could not forget the contribution to the design of the cover album from our friend and great artist Jan Vinoelst, where he keeps two projects "Cape Sidereal" and "Messier 39" .

Also this year will aspiring to do some live, so get to know our audience and up close. Feel free to invite us to play in your place ….

Q: Any parting words?
P.O : Stay alive and away from ignorance .. Thank you !

quinta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2014

Revelations with De Underjordiske - An Interview

Com um nome absolutamente impronunciável, o De Underjordiske diretamente da Dinamarca, é pois é, novamente a Dinamarca nas páginas do TBTCI, Porque sera? Provavelmente a água de Austin vazou e foi parar lá.

Não há outro motivo, a quantidade de bandas sensacionais que tem saído de lá é absurda, vamos listar rapidinho três, The Wands, The Woken Trees, Spökraket só pra começar.

O De Underjordiske segue a linhagem preciosa daquelas terras, BJM na mente, alma e coração e sujeira psych berrando pra todo lado. 

Chego a dizer que muito em breve não haverá mais saída, sera peace, love and pysch espalhado mundo agora.

Deus salve o De Underjordiske, e que venha material novo imediatamente, o Brasil os espera.

***** Interview with De Underjordiske *****

Q. When did De Underjordiske starts tell us about the history...
Peter: Andreas and I met up coincedently in Aarhus after not having seen each other for years. Andreas had a recording with the main riff from Trold and wanted to move to Copenhagen and start a band with his brother. We really bonded over this riff idea, and before thinking it through, I proposed to try and come up with a vocal melody for the riff.

Kristian: When Peter mailed his idea for the vocals, Andreas and I were stoked about the energy and the charismatic sound. We weren't at all sure if he could actually sing but we thought that it was definitely worth a try.

Andreas: 4 months later we were at the rehearsal space in Copenhagen. From this point we spent the next year writing a couple of songs and trying find our musical identity. In this period we had different bassists and drummers. It all ended up with the current constellation Thomas on drums, Skibber on bas, my brother and I on guitar and Cubit with the voice.

Q: Who are your influences?
Andreas: Initially we bonded over a mutual passion for the new psych scene. Bands such as The Black Angels and The Warlocks. I was really into the evil and dark parts of it. Kristian: In the beginning of the process of playing together we started listening to other parts of the psychedelic heritage. Andreas and I got really into the 80s bands like The Church, The Rain Parade and Echo and The Bunnymen. We were fascinated by the more simple approach of making lighter, happier, druggy music with rich vocals and, some might say, "kitschy" guitar sounds.

Peter: Our influences are still present in our songs, but I think we have already come much closer to our own identity by now. My way of singing is mainly influenced by singers such as Devendra Banhart, Alex Maas and the early Marc Bolan stuff. But also with this I feel way less attached to my influences now, compared to the beginning of the band.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
All time lists always lack the most important ones.
Albums we really like at the moment:
The Church - Of Skins And Heart
Temples - Sun Structures
Neil Young - Trans
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Revelation
Lars HUG - Kysser Himlen Farvel

Q. How do you fell playing live?
Playing live is our favorite thing to do. We feel awesome! Playing live is addicting, and you tend to forget time and place. And when audience are in the same state that you are in, it's really special! . We played a show at the Copenhagen Psych Fest, and people were tripping and singing along to our music. That was really something! We are in a way a pretty inexperienced live, so we were pretty fucking stocked to experience that certain bond with the audience.

Q. How do you describe De Underjordiske sounds?
Some people called it atmospheric, and we agree on that.. Especially the songs with a slow vibe, like trold, is filled with drones and layers with different soundscapes. We simply love big, fat and rich sounds that surrounds and captures the audience in a gentle druggy trance!

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We recorded our album in a studio in Copenhagen called "Black Tornado." Its a great place, filled with old vintage analog tape machines. We recorded everything live. We love the fact that the music was recorded live. When you listen to it, you fell the energy of the instruments and vocal in a unique way.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
There is a lot of cool bands in the danish scene at the moment. We would definently recommend a danish band called Fribytterdrømme. They are known for their trippy danish 60 inspired psychedelic rock and insane live shows. Shiny Darkly is also a great band, that plays noisey post-punk with a melodic ring to it! The song "Soft Skin," is a dark killer tune!

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Peter: There is a lot of danish heritage in our songs, so it could be cool to make a cover of an old danish 60's band called Steppeulvene. Their song "Til Nashet," is brilliant, and i think one of the biggest inspirations for modern danish psych bands. EN TIL MERE BLÆST

Q: What´s the plans for future....
To make more cool and interesting music. At the moment we are getting some attention abroad, which is not normal when you play and sing in danish. We had some some airplay in Australia and England, so it would be cool to go touring in other countries. And now Brazil discovered us! Someday we could play noisy, mythological danish troll music in sunny Rio? Who knows!
Thanks guys

Taste the Floor with Ghost of Jack Nance - An Interview

Não a toa o Psychocandy fez e continua fazendo um estardalhaço na cabeça de garotos e garotas sedentos por microfonias, irritados com a nerdice musical desde sempre, porque desde sempre ela esteve presente e é por isso que bandas como o Ghost of Jack Nance aparecem pra nos salvar da bunda molice.

Prestes a soltar seu primeiro EP oficial My Heart Sings em novembro agora, mas os caras soltaram uma das canções do epzinho Summerday, é J&MC revitalizado, é o Psychocandy da nova era, beleza, não é revolucionário, não não é e quem é revolucionário hoje em dia?

Os caras do Ghost of Jack Nance estão afim de tocar, fazer barulho, se divertir e fodam-se os contras, e o TBTCI endossa a lista, vida longa ao Ghost of Jack Nance.

PS - tornou predileto da casa!!!

***** Interview with Ghost of a Jack Nance *****

Q. When did Ghost of jack nance starts tell us about the history...Why this name?
It started somewhere at the end of 2012. I released a hand printed EP at February 2013 called 'Strange Inception'. Back then i did the whole thing solo from writing to mixing at my 19 square hole...

Althought i wanted to form a band, but i didnt have friends that shared the same vision about playing music and stuff...

I met Ekku at this kind of a art institute. Then Joni played with us for a short period of time.. I knew Eetu from mutual friend and i saw him playing a tambourine at Black Lizard's live thing. The fact that the guy hadn't touched drums before was really exciting and it worked out just as we wanted.. we could not find a better guy, he is primitive.. hah.

There wasn't that many names in my mind, but when i was high at cinema watching 'Eraserhead'. It popped into my mind at the very beginning of the movie.. and I've always loved Jack Nance, he was a real character... and the story about his death is really weird.

Q: Who are your influences?
Alot of different kinda music.. From doo wop and 60's girl pop to punk.. from the 50's to present..
Some influences are obvious and some not.. We do get alot of influences from movies, books, dreams, nightmares and other things too.. consciously and unconsciously...

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
We are a trio so 5 doesnt divide to 3 well. So we'll just say 6....

These two would be found in my top 5
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
Trixie's Big Red Motorbike – The Intimate Sound Of Trixie's Big Red Motorbike

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

Jeff Buckley - Grace
Primal Scream - Screamadelica

Q. How do you fell playing live?
Right now I feel a bit nervous before our gigs. we've played only a handful of gigs, and none of us have played in a band before and i started to play drums when i joined this band. but we are getting better by the hour and it feels amazing.

It is something totally new to me, but i think we are improving with each gig. It's great.

Like Eetu said we've played only a couple of gigs.. but it has been always different, it has so much to do with the mood we're in, we are not that much of an entertainers...

Q. How do you describe ghost of jack nance´s sounds?
From the devil's music to sweet pop...

Engine that keeps accelerating.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?

We go to our rehearsing place and record a song...

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Black Lizard, Soft Power, TekstiTV-666, Merries... These are good "new" Finnish bands.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Only cover song we've been playing is Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses... It's fun.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Conquer the world, more or less...

Q: Any parting words?
Like the king of soul.. and maybe PCP would say; Hasta Luego!
Thanks guys

quarta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2014

Cracken Attack with Nina Belief - An Interview

Chego a arriscar em dizer que Nina Belief é a nova musa da nova geração da darkwave/coldwave.

Além de sua voz belíssima, todo o clima nebuloso de suas canções, Nina tem um apelo ao mesmo tempo um apelo pop e sombrio, doentio e sexy.

Shivers seu último álbum que sai ano passado pela No Emb Blanc é intenso em dois sentidos, o musical porque carrega todos os vestígios do synthwave dos 80´s e o clima é obviamente cinzento, mas ao mesmo tempo a sensualidade das músicas é notadamente explícita.

Nos curvemos a musa Nina Belief.

***** Interview with Nina Belief *****

Q. When did Nina Belief starts, tell us about the history...
Initially in 2003 I was in an electronic duo known as Ronin (Kernkrach DE) During the course of experimenting with various instruments I began collecting and playing analog synths and drum machines. Out of necessity I spent many hours alone teaching myself to use the gear. The biproduct of that exploration spawned the Nina Belief project. Realizing I could drive several machines alone, the process began to liberate me from relying on others to compose music. I enjoyed working with artists in a studio environment but that wasn't always convenient for those involved. I began recording songs under the name Nina Belief in 2004.

Q: Who are your influences?
I'm grateful to so many bands for being influences in my life musically. There are too many to mention. I must say that first and foremost I'm a fan synth based music from the late 70's all the way up to new revival bands. My earliest influences include The Legendary Pink Dots, Kirlian Camera, Fad Gadget.

Q Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Care not to answer. So much of that going around Facebook these days. Although, My husband and I are record collectors ourselves and do have quite a substantial amount of music including a vinyl on demand subscription

Q. How do you fell playing live?
How do I feel playing live? I make music at home in the same method I use for my live sets. Songs rarely sound identical to the recording and are more of an artistic rendition of the original when on stage. It's been a while since my last live set.... due to life circumstance. Since I play without the use of backing tracks or a computer, a live set can take me quite some time to prepare. It's something I see myself doing in the near future once again.

Q. How do you describe your's sounds?
Describing my sound is something I will leave to you! I can say I really don't try to create a particular type of song. It depends on various factors: Mood, experience, emotion, what sounds appeal to me at the time. The instruments themselves are a big influence on me.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
My recording process mirrors my live performance. I set up a rig that allows me to drive multiple machines and begin composing a song. I record only if and when I lock into all the parts that move me. I try and steer away from heavy editing and overly processed post production elements. Completing tracks in the moment is what usually happens. I'm not fond of overworking a song again and again when the emotion has gone.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
There are so many new bands that have sprung up in this synth/wave revival scene that have recent releases. Kline Coma Xero, Minuit Machine, Otrotasce. All acts with recent LP releases that we play at our Club night Monotone in Miami... and that's just to touch on a few. Currently I'm enjoying Violence Conjugale's ( 2012 release) which I often loose myself dancing to.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I've never covered a song before but I'd like to work on a version of Simona Buja ( KC) - Passing Masks. That song has always spoken to me in the purest of languages.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I'm constantly working on new music and do have several new releases planned for the near future. One of which is a new 7inch single on Flexiwave for the Nina Belief Project. Besides working on NB I'm also a part of a side project called The Faceless 50 with Geert Coopens (Twighlight Ritual) and are currently amassing new tracks.

Q: Any parting words?
In Miami we throw a monthly party (MONOTONE) that goes on the second Saturday of each month. We've had this party off and on for 10 years now. I welcome any synth based bands to contact me if they are interested in playing a live show at our night or considering a tour on the US circuit.

Abattoir Blues with The Don Darlings - An Interview

Melhor descrição impossível "nossa música é algo como Dark Southern Americana, onde Sergio Leone e Tarantino lutam sobre a trilha sonora de Tom Waits e Nick Cave".

Acrescente ai doses de Mr. Mark Lanegan, psych moderno a´la Black Angels e Warlocks e temos o combio sueco The Don Darlings, que esta prestes a relançar seu segundo álbum pela HepTown Records, e quem já ouviu seu debute homônimo sabe que o psych tarantines do Don Darlings é simplesmente espetacular.

A música do Don Darlings é encharcada de whisky estrada, demônios, deuses e crenças, é só seguir estrada adentro guiada pela voz texana de Damon "The Reverend" Collum. 

Que banda meus caros, que banda.

***** Interview with The Don Darlings *****

Q. When did Don Darlings starts, tell us about the history...
We started out 2007, but mainly just for having a good time. It was like one of those hundreds of discussions at the bar at 2.30 in the morning saying “Yeah, we should play together” kind of thing. But this time around we actually did it! We played in different bands and The Don Darlings was our beloved sidekick. But we enjoyed doing music together so much we ended up leaving our other bands. We released our first album, The Shortest Straw, in 2010 and the reviews and reactions propelled us out on tours in Europe. So after that there were really no turning back!

Q: Who are your influences?
As we compare our vast music collections I’d say there’s a few bands and artists that’ve played important roles for us personally and as a band; Wovenhand, Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, Tom Waits, Black Angels.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Damn, this is always a tough one! But through life I’d say;

The Beatles – Revolver
The Posies – Amazing Disgrace
The Alarm – Declaration
Ben Folds – Rockin’ The Suburbs
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus

Q. How do you fell playing live?
This is one of the most obvious reasons why we all decided to let The Don Darlings become our main band. The expression and the nerve we deliver live has played an important role making our fanbase bigger. Something really clicks when we share stage. Ofcourse our Texan-born singer is the focus of attention, as the lead-singer should be, but everybody truly enjoys being up there and as a crowd I think you easily can see that. Let me put it like this; I would’ve loved seeing us live!

Q. How do you describe Don Darlings´ sound?
We’d like to call our blend of music as Dark Southern Americana, where Sergio Leone and Quentin Tarantino fights over direction while Waits and Cave complete the soundtrack. We seek to intertwine text and music so that every song proposes the possibility of a cinematic experience. Every now and then we succeed with that!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Our latest album we recorded the basic tracks in Paul-Lincke Studios in Berlin. We decided to leave our hometown and country behind to focus on the recordings without everyday-life distractions, but also to get a vibe of Berlin in there. Additional recordings we did back home and Don Alsterberg (Graveyard, Junip and more) did a great job mixing the album.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
At this very moment Strand Of Oaks spins around my record player, along with Elephant Stone and Phosphorescent.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Well, consider this my own choice. I’m the only one not getting my suggestions through when it comes to covers, haha - I’m the poppy one as you could tell from my Top 5 records…So as of today I’d love to do Under The Milky Way by The Church. I think we could really nail it and pull out the darkness of that song.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We have recently being signed to HepTown Records. They are re-releasing our second album on the 24th of October. First single was released last week and we’re excited about the nearest future since they’ve been doing doing an impressive work so far! A new EP will be out in spring and we’ll be touring to support that one.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for letting The Don Darlings being a part of TBTCI. It was good fun! All the best in the
Thanks guys

The Marble Index with Hausfrau - An Interview

Claudia Nova é Hausfrau, one woman band, que recém lançou seu debute o álbum Night Tides, com fortes doses de Siouxsie, Julee Cruise Nico.

Um disco denso, carregado de emoções cinzentas, a voz de Claudia dá o tom desesperador para o instrumental sombrio, Night Tides é um auto flagelo masoquista, pra se fazer delirar com sensualidade e sofrimento, o amor e a dor lado a lado.

Um disco como a muito eu não ouvia, e a escocesa Claudia promete mais Hausfrau em breve, que não demore.

***** Interview with Hausfrau *****

Q. When did Hausfrau starts, tell us about the history...
A. Hausfrau began in late 2013 as a collaborative project between Jim McKinven (Organs of Love/One Dove/Altered Images) and myself. My old band Aggi Doom were on the verge of breaking up and I wanted to pursue a different, more electronic direction. After several months of playing live shows I decided that Hausfrau would work better as a solo project, so I spent some time writing new material and getting used to performing on stage all alone...

 Q: Who are your influences?
A. Marlene Dietrich, Nico, Fad Gadget, Associates, Eurythmics, Marc Almond, Dusty Springfield, Siouxsie, Chris and Cosey, Cocteau Twins... Anything with a pulsing beat and seductive vocals. There's a heavy 80s goth influence but I also admire the spectacle of cabaret and the emotive quality of timeless singer-songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Scott Walker and Lee Hazlewood etc.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A. Impossible! I find it too difficult to choose favourites. That being said, 'The Marble Index' by Nico has had a profound influence on me. Similarly, the song 'The Electrician' by Scott Walker stands out to me as a work of genius that little else can come close to.

Q. How do you fell playing live?
A. I used to suffer from terrible stage fright and it has taken me a long time to actually enjoy the experience of being on stage. It all depends on each individual show - the sound engineer, the audience's response, how prepared I am. If the sound is good and the audience seem to be enjoying it then I can begin to relax and feel more confident. I love performing, and the feeling of putting on a great show is the best thing ever. I could do it every night.

Q. How do you describe Hausfrau´s sounds?
A. I think I am still discovering my 'sound', it is a work in progress. The album 'Night Tides' is very dark and cold and atmospheric, but that is only one facet of what Hausfrau is about and what it has the potential to become. I love so many different types of music so it would be entirely possible that the next record could go in a completely different direction. I'd love to make a disco record, for instance.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. I work in a very instinctive way. If I get the idea for a song I will sit down and record a basic demo version at home, then go into the studio and experiment with different approaches to flesh it out. I am quite impatient, so recording is done fairly quickly. I admire artists who are perfectionists, who will labour over a song for weeks or months but I am always keen to start work on the next thing... My album has only been out for a few weeks and I am already working on new songs for the next release, whenever that will be.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. Glasgow is a city blessed with so many creative individuals making music that is exciting and unusual. Happy Meals are a great new band who have just released an album called 'Apéro' on Night School Records. It sounds like Stereolab and Deux and The Chromatics. I also have to recommend Ela Orleans who has been active in music and art for years but who creates some of the most interesting and exquisite cinematic soundscapes I've ever heard. Ubre Blanca are a fantastic local duo comprised of ex-members of Shitdisco and Divorce who make ferocious italo synth instrumentals in the style of John Carpenter and Goblin.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A. I do a lot of cover versions already, but I find it really exciting to reinterpret and subvert existing material, it's like a form of audio collage. There are a couple of songs I am planning to do, and some in collaboration with other musicians, but I don't want to spoil the surprise yet!

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. I am recovering from an operation to improve my breathing, so once I am back on my feet I am hoping to put together a tour to promote the album. I have had a couple of offers of gigs in France and Germany, so it would be great to make that happen. I will be concentrating on writing a bunch of new songs over the next few months, so I might try to release an EP at some point next year or start working on a new album.
Thanks Claudia

terça-feira, 28 de outubro de 2014

Interstellar Overdrive with The Spacelords - An interview

Ok ok ok ok, o TBTCI presta reverência a uma dos grande nomes do psych moderno, estou falando do Spacelords. Desnecessário tecer maiores comentário e introduções a viagem que Hazi, Klaus/ Akee e Marcus nos ofertam.

A viagem aqui é explicitamente lisérgica e não há pormenores que nos façam esquecer dos baluartes do kraut rock e psychedelia dos 60´s.

Enfim a viagem esta mais do que garantida e paga.

***** Interview with Spacelords *****

Q: When did the Spacelords start, tell us about history...
A: The Spacelords were founded in spring '2008. Founder members are Hazi ( guitar ), Klaus ( bass ) and Marcus ( drums ). On the first CD released in fall '2008, Holdi was playing the flute. He stayed with the band for about one year.

The band continued as a trio and released another studio album ( 'dimension 7' ) in '2011 a live album '2012 and the latest album 'synapse' on CD. The 'synapse' – album was also released on vinyl on Sulatron Records. Klaus left the band in may '2014. Now with Akee on bass!

Q: Who are your influences?
A: We can't name any particular band who influenced us directly. We always try to play our own style and influences come more unconciously from all the music we've listened to all over the years.

Q: Make a list of 5 albums of all time..
A: There's so much fantastic music all around the world. It's impossible to name 5 albums.

Q: How do you feel playing live?
A: We love to play live. This is the best way to celebrate our music-together with the audience!

Q: How do you describe Spacelords sounds?
A: the first CD was more Krautrock, the second more Spacerock.Now we play a mixture of psychedelic-space-sounds and some hard riffing with 'stoner'-flair.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs..
A: When we have a couple of songs worked out well enough to record, we go in the studio.
We record them 'live' and all instruments in the same room, so the communication is not
disturbed by headphones. This is very important for our music because we change between
improvised and arranged parts. So we need direct contact between the musicians.If required we do some overdubs later on.

Q: Which new bands do you recommend?
A: There are many good new bands that we like a lot. But to name a few: Electric Moon ( hahaha ),

Papir, Causa Sui, Anthroprophh, Cosmic Dead, Monomyth, Radar men from the moon.....and some harder stuff like Lonely Kamel, Kadavar and Monkey 3 …....

Q: Which bands you love to make a coverversion?
A: We were never interested in playing coverversions.

Q: What's the plans for the future?
A: We will record a new album in December or January and try to play more gigs in '2015.

Q: Any parting words?
A: We hope that this psychedelic thing will go on and on....
Thanks guys

Sound of Confusion with Deadpan Interference - An Interview

O que esperar de uma banda quando seu Ep de estreia terá a supervisão de Ryan Van Kriedt (Dead Skeletons/The Asteroid #4)?

É, esse é o cartão de visitas do Deadpan Interference, dinamarqueses barulhentos com ares sombrios que prometem despontar como uma das grandes revelações deste ano vide a poderosa "I like the taste (of ugly womem)" ou a dissonante "What Colour Gold" presente na compilação da gravadora  dos caras a Drone Recordings.

Resumindo tudo, o Deadpan Interference mantém a tradição do TBTCI em elevar o submundo dos bons sons a máxima esfera.

***** Interview with Deadpan Interference *****

Q. When did Deadpan Interference start. Tell us about the history…
· Martin: Deadpan Interference started out in 2012 with Max, Sofie, and Martin. Sofie on bass and max and Martin og guitars. We had a hard time writing songs and finding our sound, but after many recordings and frustrations we managed to get some demos done. Astrid joined the band in the fall of 2013, and Deadpan Interference became Deadpan Interference. With Astrid on vocals and guitar and max on drums, we started to re write the demos and to record the in the spring of 2014.

Q: Who are your influences?
· We are a very open band so our influences are many. If it has some sort of quality, meaning or soul, it will influence us.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
· Our list of the 5 best albums of all time are:
George Harrison; All Things Must Pass
Primal Scream; Screamadelica
Spacemen 3; Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To
Swans; Filth.
Rowland S. Howard; Teenage Snuff Film

Q. How do you feel playing live?
· Martin: We have only played four concerts so we are not so experienced yet, but we are already very glad to play live and we are looking forward to play concerts.

· Astrid: Playing live can be a very different experience from one time to another.

If you’re lucky you’ll get to a state where you’re part of an entity, as a band, or with the song, and you really get to experience your own music.

That is what we aspire to do every time we play live, and even though one could wish for every time to be perfect, for this state to be obtained at every show, it can’t ever be so, no show will ever be the same, and that’s what makes playing live interesting.

· Sofie: You feel exposed in a way that is both intriguing and uncomfortable at the same time.
Personally I think it is wonderful to show an audience what kind of music you’ve been working on. At the same time you don’t want to stand in the way of their experience with the way you perform.
To me it is important to show honesty and I think that is what we do.

Q. How would you describe Deadpan Interference's sound?
· Martin: We would describe our sound as “noisegaze”. We don’t move a lot and we like noise.

· Astrid: As a genre, we would describe it as ‘noisegaze’.

As a more personal description I would say noisy and uncompromising.

We are a new band, we are young, and in some way, because of that, we can feel expected to try to please, or keep people interested. I don’t feel that we try to do that.

We do exactly what we want with our songs – I mean, if we start a song in one chord, and feel like going on for 2 minutes, we do that, and that’s very important and personal to us. It’s not in a kind of “we do what we want, and if you don’t like, fuck you” kind of way. It’s more that we wouldn’t change anything just because it is expected, we just want to do our thing, and we’re very happy that some people like it!

· Sofie: The sound is filled with contrasts. Chaos and order, dark and bright, distorted guitar and clean guitar. We are all inspired by different things and we try to mix all these things into the music. Which can get a bit noisy!

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs
· Martin: When we began to record the EP in our bunker/rehearsal room, we hadn’t finished writing all the songs, so we were writing and making stuff up during the recording sessions. This was both exiting and a bit frustrating because it very hard to record one instrument (Fx. Drums) when you don’t know how the song is going to be.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
· Martin: Nosebleed, Iceage, Complicated Universal Cum.

· Astrid: Night Beats, Baby Woodrose and Shiny Darkly.

· Sofie: Nils Gröndahl (who played with us live Oct 1st) is amazingly talented and intense
White+ (chinese band, a lot of things happening over there…)

Q: Which bands would you like to make a cover version of?
· We have already made cover of Rowland S. Howard’s “Here Comes the Breakdown (and then)” live, but we have also talked about doing a cover version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and Chris Isaac’s “Wicked Game”.

Q: What´s the plan for your future?
· Our plans for the future is first of all to keep playing live and to record a full length album. But we are always trying to challenge ourselves to make new stuff.

segunda-feira, 27 de outubro de 2014

Dead Man On The Scene with Anthroprophh - An Interview

Insanidade musical, um esporro sonoro daqueles bem dados, depois do tempo que outro predileto o The Heads deu, Paul Allen juntou-se a Gareth Turner e Jesse Webb e fundaram o inclassificável Anthroprophh.

Um porrada em alta velocidade entre Throbbing Gristle e Hawkwind e V.U.. Tudo é sombrio é estridente, experimental e violento, barulho gratuito e poluído, a música buscando o caos ou o caos precisando da música.

Outside the Circle o último desconcertante e recém lançado álbum não permite momentos doces ou amor, aqui se faz pinceladas de microfonias e experimentações profundas clamando pelo apocalipse.

Se você não esta satisfeito com alguma coisa na tua vida, faz o seguinte, pega o Outside the Circle do Anthroprophh grave ele e escute com seus headphones bem alto, só depois não me venha dizer que eu fui o culpado pelo que aconteceu.

***** Interview with Anthroprophh *****

Q. When did Anthroprophh starts tell us about the history.
Anthroprophh started about 2010 after a quiet moment in The Heads. I Had been busy editing archive Heads material for the Vertigo Swill and Enten Eller cdr releases and wanted to create something on my own with the recording equipment obtained. Something primitive, tribal with the various old instruments that I picked up over the years. It expanded into a three piece with Gareth and Jess and we started playing and recording in 2012.

Q: Who are your influences?
Intially it was german rock music from 1970s along with a bit of Hawkwind. It branched out a little with the three piece to include bands like Chrome and This Heat but with percussion playing a major part in live peformance

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time
Can Tago Mago,
Chrome Half Machine Lip Moves,
This Heat first lp,
Black Sabbath Sabotage
and Debris Static Disposal.
This list changes constantly. Too much choice

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Always nervous but since we have become a three piece it is a less daunting affair because we constantly practice and are well prepared. Also the dual drumming parts on stage seems to take the focus away from me with means the pressure is off for myself. It takes a while for any band to gel completely but I think we are getting there now.

Q. How do you describe Anthroprophh sounds?
Polyrhythmic in places, with layers of fuzz, organ drone with electronic and guitar squeal.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Some of the songs are more or less formed by myself before presenting them to the band and some may have come out of jams. On the last lp we recorded all the backing tracks live and I went home and did most of the overdubs. Every Christmas I seem to spend time overdubbing for some project or another

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Ive enjoyed lps by Von Himmel, Cosmic Dead, Death and Vanilla, Pohl, Valerio Tricolli and Gnod.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
The Aerovons or Germain Hubert Ales

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Well we have a split 7 t o sort with Acid Mothers Temple on Mugstar Jason’s label. A possible Cardinal Fuzz release and then start recording a new lp for Rocket. We will take a new approach for the new recordings and try and attain a bit more clarity and coherency with each instrument. That way we have a little more control on each sound as opposed to a battle of volume where some sounds are sacrificed for the sake of others.

Q: Any parting words?
We are looking forward to playing Roadburn 2015 next year!!
Thanks Paul

Immense Dimension with Chef Menteur - An Interview

Em fevereiro de 2005 veio ao mundo o debut do Chef Menteur, We Await Silent Tristero’s Empire, uma verdadeira viagem que vai derretendo cérebros, mentes, alma, e tudo mais que você ir deixando pela frente.

Hipnose musical em crescendos, depois do debute uma série de discos foram sendo lançados até o mais recente, o cassete Force Majeure, outra piração, demência, use o adjetivo que achar mais apropriado, porque a música do Chef Menteur quando você esta embarcando numa trip alucinógena ela para e dá um nó na cabeça e daí começa tudo novamente, fritação nível máximo.

E em breve vem um álbum triplo a sair pela Sunrise Ocean Bender, vai imaginando aí o que vai ser necessário pra segurar essa trip.....

***** Interview with Chef Menteur *****

When did Chef Menteur starts tell us about the history...
There are different stories, depending whom you ask. But really, it started with two dudes wanting to do something different than regular punk rock, different from what everybody else in town was doing. Over time members have come and gone... currently it's Alec, Dan, Phil, and Aubrey.

Q: Who are your influences?
This is tricky, especially considering the first question, because each person brings their unique influences... or baggage, as it were. Here's what we collected off the top of our heads... Reich, MBV, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley, Cocteau Twins, Einstürzende Neubauten, Simon & Garfunkel, King Tubby, Gordon Lightfoot, Depeche Mode, COIL, Seefeel, Television, early Pink Floyd, The Fall, Fairport Convention, Thelonius Monk, Slowdive, Kraftwerk, Raymond Scott, La Monte Young, Ravi Shankar, Neu, Can, Neil Young (& Crazy Horse), Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Spacemen 3/Spiritualized, Brian Eno, Django Reinhardt, The Chemical Brothers, The Orb, The Stone Roses, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Stars of the Lid, Stereolab, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Black Sabbath, Windy & Carl, James Brown, Talking Heads, The Melvins, The Bee Gees.... and Science/SPACE!!!

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
We picked these out of a hat of thousands...

Ravi Shankar Live at Monterey
The Velvet Underground & Nico
Kraftwerk - Die Mensch-Maschine
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol 2
Stars of the Lid - The tired sounds of....

Q. How do you fell playing live?
We seem to like small crowds that know us. people that don't know us don't get it and it's like playing to a wall of oatmeal.

But the few fans that we have that come to our shows—fun times. at times it's like that awkward sentence you spoke to the prettiest girl in class that you can never, ever take back. the most fun show was one we did at sunset on a rooftop in front of a silver Airstream.

Q. How do you describe Chef menteur sounds?
Again, it depends on whoever is involved, but at its core i'd say it's ambient punk influenced with blues and jazz and 70s rock and experimental whatever.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Chef Menteur, album-wise, has always self-recorded... except our latest release. for that we went to a fancy studio that had fancy microphones and fancy rooms. the record before that we spent years recording... so to just go in and get everything on tape within eight hours was refreshing and fun.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Dan:. I like Shabazz Palaces a LOT, and anything by Kool A.D.
Aubrey: Eraas, Grails, The Declining Winter and Conan
Alec: Mountains, Emeralds, Oneohtrix Point Never, Machinedrum, Deepchord.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Dan: MC5, "looking at you," is my dream cover.
Aubrey: Joe Meek "I hear a new world"
Alec: "Some Velvet Morning" by Lee Hazelwood

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Rehearsals and "song writing" . . . more recording -- at our own special pace.

Q: Any parting words?
Butter produced by a dairy is significantly better than butter produced by kung fu black belts with little knowledge of dairy related stuff, like dairying. busting boards is not dairying.
Thanks guys

Cold Cave with AvonRim - An Interview

No início os caras faziam covers de clássicos bandas da cena minimal dos 80´s como Absolute Body Control e P1/E, tocando juntos desde 1998 o duo AvonRim foi ganhando espaço e incluiu uma de suas músicas numa compilação da Kernkrach, que é a gravadora mecca dessas sonoridades obscuras do submundo da minimal wave, daí em diante o AvonRim vem servindo de trilha sonora para iniciados.

Sanfte Bleiche é o debute deles é sua audição é imaginar um cruzamento entre Kraftwerk e Cabaret Voltaire, altamente recomendado.

***** Interview with AvonRim *****

Q: When did AvonRim starts, tell us about the history...
We started making music together in 1998 when we both moved to a house at an old abandoned military base in Munich. Both of us already had some synths and drum machines and we found out very quickly that we like the same music and enjoy playing together. Next to a lot of other stuff we already listened to classic synth pop/wave but mostly did all sorts of electro, techno and noisy experimentation, gave the project a new name every few months and never thought about making songs, adding lyrics etc. This only started when we were invited to play at a literature and poetry event that a friend organized. We did some cover versions of P1/E, Absolute Body Control and prepared one song based on a poem of the organizer. We enjoyed it but Martin didn't feel too comfortable singing or writing lyrics so it took some time until we continued with that. However, this was the first time we called ourselves AvonRim (without a blank in between). Then we looked for a singer but no one wanted to join in so we ended up just doing it ourselves. The first song we finished recording with lyrics and everything was „München leuchtet“ for the Kernkrach demo competition which then was released on the Doppelhertz 2 compilation and this is how things started.

Q: Who are your influences?
This actually is a really tricky questions. We like listening to various styles of music - 60s beat, exotica, country, northern soul, techno, electro (à la Drexciya, etc.), breakdance, 80s house, synth pop and of course minimal synth/wave. But when it comes to naming direct influences this is a bit hard. Somehow all those kinds of music might have an inpact on the things we do but for AvonRim it's of course mostly late 70s/early 80s synth music but naming a few bands wouldn't do justice to so many others. We try not to copy music from other bands but work with ideas we get from listening to music of course. Everything that is done without too many notes, keeps things simple and uses great synth sounds because this is what we mainly want to achieve.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
In no particular order:
Human League – Travelogue
Devo – New Traditionalists
LFO – Frequencies
Jonzun Crew – Lost in Space

Q. How do you fell playing live?
Playing live is much fun although we need to carry along so much stuff because of all the bulky hardware we use. We try to reduce our set up to be more mobile, though. We have the basic patterns on our sequencer and drum machine, switch and mute them live and add singing and live keyboard/drum module playing to that. Playing live we don't want to sound as people know it from the recordings. There are no backing tracks which means things can go wrong but it keeps it interesting for ourselves (and perhaps also for the audience) because songs can develop in a different direction as we need to react to what the other one does. But we play together for quite some time so it usually works out fine and the best things happen when we don't stick too much to the plan and just play.

Q. How do you describe AvonRim´s sounds?
The next tricky question... it's somewhere in that minimal synth, underground ndw direction. As already mentioned we try to keep things simple – not too many notes, repetitive with a simple structure played with synths and drum sounds that by doing so become the dominating part and therefore need to be interesting to us. The melodies usually end up having a sometimes more, sometimes less melancolic side to them but that is not too unusual for the genre. For the overall sound of the recordings we try not to have too much treble or bass and we don't matter to get it too polished. If there's some hiss or hum, that's totally fine, however we don't put that in intentionally, with all the old hardware and the tons of cables and connections in our studio this somehow ends up being there and after all, some undefined noise keeps room for the listeners imagination.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We usually start with a basic rythm and bass track we then develop into something we think could become a song. If we like that we add one or two more synths and rythm noises and record the tracks live on hard disk. Then we cut out the boring parts to get a structure but we don't do much editing on the computer. If we like the result of that enough we write lyrics and add one or two synths playing live on the keyboard as well as some occasional additional drum or effect sounds. At the end we do a final mix and listen to that on various kinds of devices, a crappy old radio on our computers at home, etc. If this sounds right we're done, if not we have to change the mix again. We now got an old tape machine, but no professional multitrack, just a cheap old one that people had in their homes in the 70s. We plan to try and also record the final version of a song with that. Let's see how this works out.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
High Functioning Flesh, frostbiter, La Main and our friend Paradox Sequenz keeps on getting better and better.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Everything that has a simple song structure, e.g. 60s beat or girl groups, northern soul, etc. It's more fun to do cover versions of music from other genres than we do ourself but as you see it would mostly be music of the 60s, it really fits in nicely doing this with synths. „Can't get through to you“ is a cover version we did of a song written by one of our all time heroes, Joe Meek

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We got a request from a label for a mini LP but that was already last year. We're a bit lazy sometimes and were not very happy with much of the songs we did last year. However, we're currently busy doing some new ones and hope they still like to release them when we're finally finished... let's see. But we're quite happy with our latest material up to now. So there might be some more to be heard soon.

Q: Any parting words?
It's great to see there are people from all around the world interested in what we do. We were really happy to get the request for this interview for your cool blog. Thanks a lot for this!
Thanks Martin

domingo, 26 de outubro de 2014

Oscillations with Polska Radio One - An Interview

Momento freak out total no TBTCI, psych pesado diretamente a Rússia, o nome da esbórnia é Polska Radio One.

Quatro doentios resolveram jogar contra o frio de Moscou um psych mântrico com fortes doses de Silver Apples, Sun Ra, experimentalismos cabalísticos que dão uma sonoridade forte e marcada ao Polska Radio One.

Escutar o debute homônimo lançado no final do no passado é entrar em transe desde o início e adentrar a seita dos caras.

Agora o difícil mesmo é sair, mas na boa, e quem estará mesmo a fim de sair?

***** Interview with Polska Radio One *****

Q. When did Polska Radio One starts, tell us about the history...
Sasha - As a band it starts, I think, when Dima, who played in few garage rock/60’s psych influenced bands before meet Fedya and Yura, who’s got interest to explore the same directions in sound and invited his former bandmate Drew to play keys/synth.

I’ve known Dima for a long time but, at the start of Polska Radio, I haven’t been playing with the band.

Sometimes jam with them and take part in all of the studio recordings. Joined in after recording of first album.

Fedya - I was fok around in vinyl store when my homie Egor worked, someday his homie Dima visited store and we are together get homies

Q: Who are your influences?
S. If you mean musical influences, then there a lot of them. Sometimes I found something inspiring in very unpredictable places. But I can tell that in last ten years I was listening a lot of Blues, Soul, 60’s Folk Garage, Psych, A lot of freak/experimental stuff from all over the world, Early electronic/moog, Silver Apples, Kraut and some of 70s European bands, John Cale, Terry Riley, Indian Ragas, Sun Ra, George Clinton’s yearly works, Some funk and 70’s African bands, Some Dub, Spacemen 3/Spectrum/Spiritualized/Darkside/Alpha Stone, 90s psych «homemade» recordings like st.Mikael and Anyone’s Dreamcolour, a lot of modern psych bands from all over the world.

F. it is music and life around us

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
S. Can’t make a favor.

F. piper at the gates of dawn, prodigy experience, one hundred years of solitude by Egor Letov, neu!, can's future days ..and more and more

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
S. It depends.

F. exciting, wondering and a little fearing of our energy

Q. How do you describe Polska Radio One´s sounds?
S. Maybe like distant sounds of radio playing different psyche songs that feels familiar but you cant’s exactly tell the song.

F. it's hard cause I haven't my personal drum kit

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
S. Periods of jamming and writing followed by periods in the studio. The length of the periods differs from time to time. Sometimes we’ve got complete song very fast, but recording and mixing takes a lot more.

F. step by step, from drum to keys, next to the guitar..and discuss about the sound

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
S. A lot of them! To name a few:
Sun Blindness, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Psychic Ills, Dead Skeletons, Sun Araw, Edibles, Eternal Tapestry, Wooden Shjips/Moon Duo, Follakzoid, Sula Bassana’s Pop Art Experimntal Band album.

F. Not many new bands I like to listening, but my favorites is Goat, they have their own style, power hypnotized animal-shaman sound.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
S. The Fugs, Red Krayola.

F. when we warming-up we like to play LZ, freeakout jazz and sweet home Alabama for fun

Q: What´s the plans for future....
S. Explore.

F. buy a synthesizer!

Q: Any parting words?

F. yo don't give up be eeeazy
Thanks guys

sexta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2014

Songs of Love and Lust with Soft Metals - An Interview

O duo estadunidense Soft Metals que grava pela cultuada gravadora Captured Tracks, tem dois álbuns bem bem bons no currículo, o homônimo de 2011 e Lenses de 2013, ambos caminhando pela synth wave da virada dos 70´s para os 80´s, bebendo muito em fontes como Chris & Cosey e se alimentando de linhas hipnóticos sintéticas, vocais gélidos e sensuais, faz a trilha sonora para pistas escuras e alternativas mundo afora.

A pomposidade e elegância do Soft Metals credencia a banda como uma das melhores e mais importantes bandas da nova safra da synth wave da atualidade

O duo Patricia e Ian esta trabalhando em um novo álbum a vir ao mundo brevemente e ao que parece o Soft Metals vem com doses cavalares de seu synth análogo sensual.

Aguardemos então e por hora Ian e Patricia contam um pouco da história do Soft Metals,

***** Interview with Soft Metals *****

Q. When did Soft Metals start tell us about the history...
Patricia: Soft Metals started in 2009 shortly after Ian moved to Portland from San Francisco. We were already acquainted with one another as DJs and through our appreciation of artists like Chris & Cosey, Liasons Dangereuses, Frankie Knuckles, Jamie Principle, Drexciya, among many others. Ian has a very nice collection of vintage analog synths and invited me over to work on some music with him. We weren't expecting to start a project, but we had so much fun and loved what we were creating together so we decided to continue this way and see where it led.

Q: Who are your influences?
Patricia: Early on I would say Chris & Cosey, Liasons Dangereuses, Section 25, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Jamie Principle, Frankie Knuckles, Broadcast, The Smiths, Cabaret Voltaire, Astrud Gilberto.

 Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Patricia: For Ian and I these albums will always be very special:
Manuel Gottsching- E2-E4
Jon Hassell and Brian Eno- 4th World Vol 1- Possible Musics
Chris & Cosey- Heartbeat
Liasons Dangereuses s/t
Jeff & Jane Hudson- Flesh

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Patricia: It's a very exciting, but challenging affair. I especially love to play in other cities and countries. The biggest challenge is getting the sound dialed in on the stage so we can properly hear one another to perform a good set. We are at the mercy of the sound equipment and sound engineer at the club. Sometimes it's great, sometimes it's not ideal, but there's always something to learn from it. Meeting people at shows is my favorite part.

Q. How do you describe Soft Metals´ sounds?
Patricia: Watery, dreamy, warm, hypnotic.

 Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Patricia: Ian and I jam together on the synths and drum machines and record those sessions. We take the best elements of the jam and try to structure it a little bit closer to a pop arrangement. Sometime during that process, I write lryics and record vocals.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Patricia: Xeno & Oaklander, Martial Canterel, Automelodi, Further Reductions, INHALT, Vice Device, Cosmetics, Black Marble, ADULT., Factory Floor, Silent Servant, Alessandro Cortini, Sixth June, Sally Dige .

Ian: RedRedRed, Vessel, Jesse Ruins, Wrangler, Pye Corner Audio, Vaniish, .

 Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Patrcia: We have covered Throbbing Gristle, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Absolute Body Control, and most recently The Smiths.

 Q: What are your plans for future....
Patricia: We're working on a new album for Captured Tracks. We look forward to touring again after that comes out.

Q: Any parting words?
Patricia: We hope to play in Brazil one day!
Thanks Patricia/Ian