quinta-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2015

Epico with Un. Real - An Interview

Shoegazer porto riquenho não soa tão familiar aos ouvidos, mais surreal ainda é saber que a banda completará 20 anos de estrada agora em 2015.

Estou falando do Un.Real, uma vasta discografia de singles,ep álbuns e uma história extensa e cheia de percalços, mudanças e sobretudo a fé na musa maior, a música.

Shoegazer climático, quase psicodelico, quase ambiente, o Un.Real é um belíssimo exemplo a ser seguido de que só a música sobrevive a tudo e todos.


***** Interview with Un.Real ******

Q. When did Un.Real started, tell us about the history...
The band started in July of 1995 in Isabela, Puerto Rico as a 3 piece band. Now we are five: Gardy Perez-Ruiz- guitars/vocals, Saul Robles- guitars/vocals, Berna Cruz- Vocals/synths, Hector Caolo- Bass/Baritone and Eden Cruz- Drums/vocals

Q: Who are your influences?
Joy Division, Caifanes, Pink Floyd, Nels Cline, Slowdive, Sonic Youth, The Cure and My Bloody Valentine.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless,
Slowdive - Souvlaki,
The Cure - Disintegration,
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
and Radiohead - OK COMPUTER

Q. How do you feel playing live?
We Love it, its always nerve wrecking and fun, but playing live is where everything comes together for us.

Q. How do you describe Un.Real sounds?
We love so many bands that in general it can be described as psychedelic, but listening to our music is the best way to come to a conclusion.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Our new album "Islands” is going to be a little different. We're working on a concept album which follows a timeline. So we are still deciding if we're gonna record it in that same order. It’s gonna be interesting and complicated...and we love that.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend
All Puertorrican bands: Indigo, Fantasmes, Alegria Rampante, Piegrande, Nosotro, Campo Formio, Habish and Fofe y Los Fofetiches.

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
Pneuma - Paroxismo, Head over heels- tears for fears and Push- The Cure.

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
Celebrate 20 years of Un.Real on July 2015 and touring after "Islands" comes out.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the opportunity and hoping we can get to play Brazil, Peru, Chile, Mexico and Japan at some point in the near future.