sábado, 11 de julho de 2015

Stars Are Our Home with Black Hearted Brother - An Interview

Black Hearted Brother é o alter ego de Neil Halstead, Nick Holton e Mark Van Hoen que em 2013 soltaram o belíssimo Stars Are Our Home via Slumberland Records.

Neil Halstead você conhece, Slowdive e Mojave 3, Mark Van Hoen também, vide Locust e Seefeel e também produziu os álbuns Out Of Tune (1998), Excuses For Travellers (2000) e  Spoon & Rafter (2003) todos do Mojave 3, e,  Nick Holton do Holton's Opulent Oog,

A junção desses três gênios originou um álbum encharcado de eletrônica, delays, viagens e mais viagens soterradas de camadas de experimentação por cima de uma aura shoegazer.

Um disco simplesmente obrigatório de uma super banda. 

***** Interview with Black Hearted Brother *****

Q. When did Black Hearted Brother started, tell us about the history…
Around a kitchen table in west london1995, we would discus this band over a bowl of pasta, but a combo of family commitments, pet care and fiscal pressures only allowed for us to start work on the record in 2010.

Q: Who are your influences?
Mainly Spacemen 3... and the Doors for the organ parts.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Al Green I'm Still In Love With You,
Tim Buckley Happy Sad,
Beck Mutations,
The Stooges Fun House,
Sly & THe Family Stone - There's a riot Goin' on

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Will be good fun and loose & loud I expect

Q. How do you describe Black Hearted Brother sounds?
Cosmic loft insulation for the broken hearted

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
We all found our patient sides, & what's interesting is we still love each other too.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended
Bill Ryder Jones, Courtney Barnett, The Dreaming Spires

Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
Armand Schaubroeck 'rat fucker' or Alice Cooper 'levity ball'

Q: What´s the plan for the future....
New mind-bender of an album….and generally schluss mit evolution

Q: Any parting words?
Though it hurts to go away, it's impossible to stay…etc