quinta-feira, 25 de junho de 2015

Flowers with Camión - An Interview

De La Plata, Buenos Aires vem o quinteto Camión.

Los Mares é seu segundo trabalho lançado agora em Maio, e algumas características chamam a atenção de imediato, primeiramente todas as canções do álbum são em espanhol o que gera uma sonoridade interessantíssima aliada ao seu shoegazer sonhador com ecos de new wave.

Em certos momentos conexões com Lush são evidentes mas com um ar envolvente e altamente pop, algo como se os Pretenders se enveredassem pelos territórios gazers.

Uma grata descoberta que vem a fortalecer a boa nova safra de bandas argentinas.

***** Interview with Camión *****

Q. When did Camion started, tell us about the history...
Cat (Fernando Belazaras, bass) and I (Buki Cardelino, singer and guitarist) met through mutual friends, so we started to gather at his home in La Plata. We played over electronic bases on the computer, and then got a drummer. We started rehearsing and putting together the songs, mostly composed by me on guitar, and then arranging them afterwards. Then my brother, Mauro Cardelino, joined us on guitar and spent a little time with us until we published a single with 3 songs which was recorded in the La Burbuja studio. After that, we started to play every weekend. In 2011, we released our first record, titled “Ciudades Invisibles”. Our sound definitely started to change with the incorporation of Juan Pedro Luzuriaga, who first was our producer and later became a member of the band, playing keyboards and analogic synths. In 2012, Mauro Aramburu started playing drums with us, and we definitely completed the band. It was with this formation that we started to think about recording a second album.

Q: Who are your influences?
First the bands we usually listen to and we like the sound of: The Cure, Joy Division, New Order, Television, Echo and the Bunnymen, Syd Barret, Roxy music, Blur, Siouxie and the Banshees, The Pretenders, XTC, Sonic Youth, The Velvet Underground, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Smiths, David Bowie, Patti Smith, Radiohead, Virus, Sumo, Juana Molina…

Although, the things we do affect our way of feeling and thinking about the world: travels, moving to a new house, meetings, new friends we met….etc.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Disintegration, The Cure
Marquee moon, Television
Closer, Joy Division
Flowers, Echo and the Bunnymen
Ju Ju, Siouxie and the banshees

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is the way we connect with ourselves, with our real spirits, and also with the people. I feel like I’m moving down a road, surrounded by a great landscape, elevated, high and smiling.

Q. How do you describe Camion sounds?
I think our sound is atmospheric, electric, melancholic, soft and deep in a new wave, shoegazey and post-punk sort of way.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We decided to start the recording process at a borrowed, big house in Villa Elisa, in the suburbs of La Plata. We found a very deep and cool acoustic atmosphere in it, so we started by first recording the drums, bass, and guitars, all together. Then we added the analogic synths and the voices. The post production was a little difficult for us, to find the sound of the voice, and the final arrangements for the keys, I mean… But it was cool and fun to do all those things on our own with no studio in a very indie way. DICE DISCOS, an independent label and also friends of ours, collaborated with some technical issues, microphones, etc. to help make it happen.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Un Planeta and other friends of DICE DISCOS; The Voltarenes (Germany), Los accidentes (Argentina)… There are many great bands in Argentina, it’s an amazing time for independent music.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We’ve made a cover version of The River Man, a beautiful song by Nick Drake, and a very personal version of a song by the Argentinian band Sumo, called Breaking Away. Now we want to make a version of Killing Moon, from Echo and the Bunnymen.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We are going to present our second album, Los Mares, keep playing in our city, La Plata, and Buenos Aires, make a video of one the record’s songs, try to expand our music and continue to make new songs, too.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks We would like to recommend a visit to the catalogue of DICE DISCOS http://www.dicediscos.com.ar/
Thanks for listening to us and sharing our music.