terça-feira, 4 de novembro de 2014

Rural Psychedelia with National Screen Service - An Interview

Ouvir o National Screen Service é adentrar ao uma viagem guiada por drones repetitivos e viajantes, conduzidas pela ambientação criada pelas guitarras, o efeito lisérgico é eminente.

O criador do NSS é Mick Harrisson que nos 90´s foi baixista do Prolapse, cultuado banda esquizofrênica barulhenta daquela época. No ep Sea Level Trials de fevereiro desse ano e também no recente Feathering recém lançado em formato cassete, a viagem adentra aos paraísos sonoros explorados anteriormente por gente como Flying Saucer Attack, Crescent, aquela turminha de Bristol.

O National Screen Service resgata e dá sequência as viagens a distantes e calmos mundos sonoros guiando nos a tonalidades multicoloridas e facetadas.

Música para se ouvir sozinho para reflexões profundas.

***** Interview with National Screen Service *****

Q. When did National Screen Service starts tell us about the history...
1. National Screen Service started when i moved back to the North of England 18 months ago. During the 90's i played bass in a band called Prolapse and had a doomed side project called Ears Go Ffff! which was basically just noise. I always loved messing around with effects and distortion and 4 track self indulgence was always great fun. I guess moving home where i'm surrounded by the beautiful Northumbrian countryside just inspired me to start messing around again but this time around making more structured soundscapes as opposed to just vacuum cleaner noise.

Q: Who are your influences?
2. Ooh blimey, I'm more influenced by sounds as opposed to bands. The ocean is only a mile away, at night lying in bed with the window open i can hear the sea. I love aeroplane cabin noise! I suppose groups like Flying Saucer Attack, Belong, Grouper and the obvious My Bloody Valentine are there too.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time...
3. There's so many to choose from but today i'm going to pick My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything, Miles Davis - In a Silent Way, Sonic Youth - Sister, Love - Forever Changes and Scott Walker - Scott 3.

Q. How do you fell playing live?
4. There's definite plans about playing live, the problem is most of the people i want to be involved live bloody miles away.

Q. How do you describe National Screen Service's sounds?
5. Melodic drone cabin noise with added birdsong and ocean swells.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6. I usually come up with ideas while out walking. I fumble around on the guitar before i forget the idea and start recording. I'll usually spend a few days recording layers of guitars, variations of the original idea and start messing around with delays and reverbs to try and create that immersive sound that i love. If i can fall asleep to it i know i'm on the right track..

Q. Which new bands do you recommended? 7.
I was introduced to a Manchester band recently called Warm Widow, utterly amazing live. Sex Hands are another great Manchester band. Sea Pinks, The Yawns, The Ancients, Arc in Round, Girls Names... There's too many!

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
8. Sunn O))) would be mind blowingly incredible! There was going to be a Prolapse tribute album at some point, i heard some of the covers from that and it was very humbling to hear a band doing their own interpretation of your own song.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
9. Just to carry on as i am. There's a tape release coming out soon on Ballon Festival, a subsiduary of Beko Disques and an ep on a pals newly formed label called Japanese Maple. I'm also collaborating with a friend from Wreaths on a drone project called Sea Widows.

Q: Any parting words?
10. Be nice to wrens.
Thanks Mick