quarta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2014

Passions Divisées with Automelodi - An Interview

Xymox,, Trisomie 21 são a fonte de inspiração para o Automelodi, synth wave dançante e gélida, propícia para dançar em inferninhos esfumaçados e escuros.

Surlendemains Acides seu mais recente trabalho é um mergulho profundo ao distante 80´s, e o disquinho é um verdadeiro hit álbum, todas as músicas são potenciais hits noturnos.

O Automelodi é um convite pra pista, fácil.

***** Interview with Automelodi *****

Q. When did Automelodi starts, tell us about the history.. .
Automelodi started in 2006, but I had been active with different musical projects since the early/mid-90s. In many ways, Automelodi takes its roots in my first solo electronic project, Arnaud Lazlaud. I released two EPs (in 1999 and 2000) under that name.

Q: Who are your influences?
Basically a bunch of angry accordion players who sang bitter songs on public squares, for audiences of alcoholics and pigeons. Most of these singing accordionists are dead now. The alcoholics and pigeons are still there, though.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
(in no particular order)

1. Brigitte Fontaine - “Brigitte Fontaine est… Folle”
2. Trisomie 21 - “The First Songs” (Le Repos des enfants heureux / Passions divisées)
3. Indefinite Om Brigade - “Blue Notes From The Never Instant”
4. Roberto Cacciapaglia - “Sonanze”
5. Itsumo - “Tsuneni” (original Japanese edition)

Q. How do you fell playing live?
Under ideal conditions, playing live probably feels better than most other activities/situations present in my life.

Q. How do you describe Automelodi´s sounds?
I often describe sounds as geometrical shapes of different sizes and colors. I suppose the electronic instrumentation and my overall mood (especially on the most recent LP) have led me to often privilege sharp, scalene shapes... like splinters of bright, primary colors evolving in diagonal patterns over an overall dark background.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
While the writing/composing process is in general a deliberate confrontation with insanity, the recording process essentially consists in organizing a system of parameters in order to catalyze that particular confrontation and then seal it into a more-or-less transparent capsule, A.K.A. the audio recording medium. The two processes can be merged to a certain extent, or completely. It’s all a matter of strategy.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Essaie Pas. Keluar. Violence. Xarah Dion. Phase Fatale. Effet Werther. Further Reductions. Cinema Vengeance.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Remiggi 5000 …Also some songs/poems by Lena Platonos.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
In a few weeks I will start mixing the debut album of a NYC band called The Harrow and otherwise spend a lot of time writing new material for Automelodi.

Q: Any parting words?
“Please don’t forget to leave the keys in the mailbox.”
Thanks Xavier