quinta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2014

Cupid Come with Under Electric Light - An Interview

Danny Provencher é Under Electric Light, sob imersões shoegazers e calibragens altas de dream pop, o UEL é composto por camadas e mais camadas e trilhas sonhadoras e apaixonantes.

Waiting for the rain to fall é o debute de 2011, tem eps antes e depois mas esse álbum, esse álbum é pra se ouvir alto em qualquer lugar, seja no aconchego de seu lar de forma introspectiva seja nos seu headphones e bem alto, não importa, a beleza do Under Electric Light é empolgante de qualquer maneira.

Tem que ter.

***** Interview with Under Electric Light *****

Q. When did Under Electric Light starts, tell us about the history...
It started in 1999 but I was doing more instrumental electronic stuff. Then a friend of mine joined the project in 2005 and that is when we did the first ep together (Blue ep). This was the first proper Under Electric Light ep.

Q: Who are your influences?
Old stuff : Kraftwerk, Slowdive, New Order, MBV, Seefeel

More recent stuff : The Notwist, I Break Horses, The Field, The Radio Dept.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Hmmm… tough one,
• Stone Roses – Stone Roses
• My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
• The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
• Brian Eno – Music for Airports
• New Order Technique

Q. How do you fell playing live?
I played live once in the days of the Blue ep. It was fun, but it never happened again. I have a big fear of playing live. Seeing Panda Bear live recently made me want to try again. He was alone on stage with his machines but it was amazing. Highly psychedelic. The movies behind him were crazy.

Q. How do you describe Under Electric Light sounds?
Pop music, with a shoegaze feel to it ? I like reverb and delay. I like it when instruments are drenched in reverb. I also love tape echo effects like in old Jamaican Dub music. I ‘m a big fan of overdrive also.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It is a very long process unfortunately… I realized two weeks ago that I haven’t released anything in 4 years. Thats incredible. I’m not making music full time and a lot of big changes happened in my life during those 4 years but still…

I often start with a guitar riff, a melody and then I build the song around that. Sometimes I will sit with my bass and sing something over a bassline. Using Ableton Live gives me the ability to arrange songs pretty quickly. The only problem with those softwares is the number of possibilities you have. I mean, how much time do you need to spend on finding the right reverb sound when you have hundreds of them. I think next time I make an album I’m going to limit myself to certain instruments and plugins. I think it would be faster and easier for me.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I really like Younghusband from London. They are the best british band I have heard in quite a while. I also really like I Break Horses. Saw them live last year and they were brilliant. These days, I listen to Andy Stott a lot. Is new album is brilliant. Be Forest from Italy are also very good.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I’m not into covers that much but probably The House of Love. Q: What´s the plans for future....

I have a new ep that I want to release. I give myself another month to finish the mixes. I also want to start a completely new project, different from Under Electric Light. Something more electronic/ambient but with vocals. I also have a 2 tracks ep that I want to release under a different name. It’s stuff I did a while ago that sounds more like New Order and Andrew Weatherall’s early stuff.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the interview! It was really fun.