sexta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2015

A Strangely Isolated Place. with Auralscapes - An Interview

Rob Smith é a mente que constrói os delírios sonoros do Auralscapes seu projeto paralelo e de sua banda oficial o Soundwavves.

Enquanto o Soundwavves é mais shoegazer e psicodélico navegando em terrenos alucinógenos e delirantes, o Auralscapes caminho de forma mais hipnótica e celestial em ambientações feitas para flutuar em sonhos.

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***** Interview with Auralscapes/Soundwavves *****

Q. When did Auralscapes/Soundwavves startded, tell us about the history...
A: Auralscapes started in 2012 as a side project from my band Soundwavves. As Soundwavves is more song driven Auralscapes is more focused on Ambient sounds and digging deeper into the sounds that make Soundwavves.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. Some of my influences are Ulrich Schnauss, Robin Guthrie, Brian Eno, Hearts of Space, Echoes and anything ambient.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A: here is a list in no specific order
1. Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place.
2. Steve Roach - Structures From Silence
3. Hammock - Departure Songs 4.
The Church- Priest = Aura
5. Red House Painters - Rollercoaster

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I have not performed live doing Auralscapes material but I do perform with Soundwavves. I do like to perform especially when I have a new song or songs to see how the audience reacts. So far so good haha. I don't plan to perform any Auralscapes stuff live as of now but who knows!

Q. How do you describe Auralscapes/Soundwavves´ sounds?
dreamy, spacey, drone, ambient and shoegaze

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: usually Ill have an idea and if it sounds good I'll clean it up and videotape it and see what other people think.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A. As for new bands I have not really heard too much as I've been busy working on new material for Soundwavves but when I hear something good and new ill know it.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: I'm not really into covering songs although I feel that way now doesn't mean I never will it just means I haven't found a song that I had to cover. Eventually I'll find a song or two to cover possibly.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A. The future looks good as Soundwavves plans to do more shows possibly a mini tour and maybe even a new album. Nothing really planned for Auralscapes just some new videos of new pieces.

Q: Any parting words?
A. Stay true to yourself and your path of where you want to go and don't give up
Thanks Rob