Uma verdadeira trip hipnótica conduzida por loops, beats caminhando do trance psych, trip hop, psicodelismo em todas suas variáveis, compostas por Alex Gundlach, produtor de São Francisco, que comando essa viagem mântrica através da tecnologia dos nossos dias, o Al Lover, seu projeto/banda recém lançou seu novo trabalho intitulado Sacred Drugs, nome mais apropriado impossível, o disquinho é magnificamente conduzido pela mente perturbada de seu criador e a massa de loops e beats criados gera um sensação de ecstasy completo, arrisco a dizer que bem poderia ser o novo Screamadelica, ou algo do gênero.
***** Interview with Al Lover *****
Q. When did AAl Lover starts, tell us about the history..
Well, I had been making hip hop music since around 2001 and around 2008 I decided to hang that up and got more interested in production and making beats. I've always been into all types of music and with sampling I got into all sorts of weirder music from the fringes. I grew up on punk and hip hop though.
Q: Who are your influences?
I mean they're changing all the time, whenever I'm exposed to new music that inspired me I would say it influences me to an extent. My main influences tend to be classic "producers" who knew how to get a sound out of a band or added their own signature sound to projects like Phil Spector, Lee Hazelwood, John Cale, Ike Turner, Willie Mitchell. But as far as an artist, I think Lou Reed is my biggest influence.
Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
That's too hard, it's always changing and expanding. For right now it's, in no order….
The Stooges - The Stooges
Aceyalone - Book of Human Language
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
The Velvet Underground with Nico
Can - Future Days
Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I love playing live, I tend to get in a trance state a lot because of the repetitive nature of my music and the volume, which is good for me because I love music that has that vibe.
Q. How do you describe Al Lover´s sounds?
I would say tripped out, textured, harsh, spacey, strange, rhythmic loops.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I usually start off with a sample or a melody or bass line and I build up from there, first getting a good loop together, Then I'll add effects, layers, drums and then finally form the structure and composition, then give it a good mix. I have more fun engineering my music these days then even making it haha!
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
White Fence, Pow!, Cool Ghouls, The Spyrals, Scraper, The NEC, Nest Egg, Burnt Ones, Anika, Jiboia, Night Beats, Ty Segall, Goat, Gnod, The Shivas, Disapears, too many to name.
Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I'm not sure. Since I sample and remix, I feel like I do a lot of those kind of, haha! I'd love to do a proper remix of Ty segall's new record. It's amazing.
Q: What´s the plans for future....
I have a new record coming out around dec / jan. Stoked for that! It's called "Cave Ritual" and it's on a label from UK called Stolen Body Records. Then hopefully more tours, records, mixes. I like to stay busy!!!
Q: Any parting words?MIXESNEWS
I'd just like to say thanks for your time and for having an interest in what I do! Cheers!