quarta-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2015

Claire with Rolemodel - An Interview

Elegância, sofisticação, estilo são alguns dos adjetivos que podem ser atribuídos aos canadenses do Rolemodel e muito além de tudo escrito sonoramente acontece aquela magia de mergulhar para dentro de si, por conta único e exclusivamente da música.

Pense em OMD, New Order, Radio Dept, Human League, Massive Attack, Portishead, e coloque o Rolemodel no mesmo nível destes clássicos. Acha exagero meu? Ledo engano, dê play no maravilhoso Ep Claire, e depois venha conversar comigo suas impressões e principalmente seus sentimentos.

Rolemodel é simplesmente acima.

***** Interview with Rolemodel *****

Q. When did Rolemodel start? tell us about the history...
Jordan: Rolemodel started in autumn 2011. I was about to head off to college for sound design, and was experimenting with different elements of electronic production... using tape as a textural effect, making really sludgy electronic music that had a summer feel to it. I was really excited by this, as it was an area I'd never really experimented with before, and it sounded very different from the music I had previously produced as an artist. As time went on, the experiments lessened and I felt the need to mature the sound. I started bringing in more instruments and rhythmic elements. This all culminated in the last EP, "Claire", which features 3 tracks with live drumming by Michael - a very new feel for the project.

Q: Who are your influences?
Jordan: In random order - Radiohead, Bjork, Scott Walker, Bibio, My Bloody Valentine, Miles Davis, Boards Of Canada, The Radio Dept., Blur
Jesse: Sonic Youth, Slowdive, Primal Scream
Lisa: Thom Yorke, Jeff Buckley, Zero 7, Massive Attack

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Jordan: Kid A - Radiohead, 13 - Blur, Vespertine - Bjork, Folkloric Feel - Apostle Of Hustle, Scott 3 - Scott Walker

Jesse: Souvlaki - slowdive, psychocandy - jamc, sea change - beck, plowing into the field of love - Iceage, dummy - Portishead

Lisa: Prince & The Revolution - Parade, PJ Harvey - Stories from the City Stories from the Sea, Radiohead - The Bends, Massive Attack - Mezzanine, Donny Hathaway - These Songs for You, Live!

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Jordan: Sort of meditative. I try get lost in the song we're playing
Jesse: Alive.
Lisa: It's different every time.

Q. How do you describe Rolemodel sounds?
Jordan: Euphoric
Jesse: Cinematic
Lisa: Dreamy

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Jordan: In the past it largely consisted of me building songs from random samples, using weird tape sounds and things like that and evolving them into pop songs. These days it's more formulaic. Luke and I have been writing both together and independently, and fully developing songs instrumentally rather than relying on as much randomness. There have been a few loose jams we've done as a group that have evolved into formed ideas as well, which is always an exciting thing to work on.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Jordan: Yi, Girl Band, Paco Sala.
Jesse: Real Life, Cheatahs, Algiers
Lisa: Most People, The Auras, Harrison

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Jordan: Maybe something old - New Order or The Beatles maybe
Jesse & Lisa: Massive Attack!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Jordan: More recording, a new LP and some mixing for other artists in Toronto
Jesse: Learn bass
Lisa: Music making

Q: Any parting words?
Jordan: Thanks for the interview! To plug things a little, we have a live set from a radio session available as a free download right now on Soundcloud and Bandcamp, where you can find all of our music: