quarta-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2015

Anti-Matter with Beatastic - An Interview

Shoegaze com toques eletrônicos, beats e loops dançantes se embaralhando com momentos mais intensos, leia-se grunge mesmo, este é o inglês, Beatastic.

Dois álbuns muito bons, Anti-Matter e Matter soam como complementares e essenciais um para o outro, além de dois ótimos EPs 0 11001 01010 1 e 02 2002 02020 2, tudo em formato conceitual mesmo, complementando uns aos outros.

Ótima pedida para noites intensas.

***** Interview with Beatastic *****

Q. When did Beatastic start? tell us about the history...
1- it started in 2008, I was trying to make the kind of music I'd never done before and didn't really listen to, something electronic, the idea was that BEATASTIC was going to be an alter ego, someone cocky, confident. The blueprint was something a bit like LCD SOUNDSYSTEM. Then somewhere along the line it changed completely but the name stayed I'm not sure why. So often people think I'm a rapper then they listen and it's a big surprise.

Q: Who are your influences?
2- I would say Smashing Pumpkins, Ride, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Joy Division etc...

 Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3- siamese dream- SMASHING PUMPKINS
the bends- RADIOHEAD
nowhere- RIDE

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4- I don't play live often, I prefer recording

Q. How do you describe Beatastic sounds?
5- grungey shoegaze with electronic touches

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6- I try to work fast, I record all the instruments myself and I work with a restricted palette. I think it was jack White who said that to work within restrictions forces you to be creative. So I work within a short time frame so I don't have time for writer's block and I work using a few sounds. Then the next batch of songwriting you slightly change the parameters and it keeps you creative

 Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7- they're not new but I enjoy the new TITLE FIGHT and DEAFHEAVEN and TOBIAS JESSO JR

 Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8- I was going to try something by WHITESNAKE hahahahah

 Q: What are your plans for the future?
9- a new EP came out this month on https://beatastic.bandcamp.com/
it's the second in a series of four. So next step will be the 3rd one, probably in january. I have about 70 songs to choose from.

 Q: Any parting words?
10- be kind to each other, you're either part of the problem or part of the solution.