sábado, 20 de fevereiro de 2016

Ekam with Vivarta - An Interview

Diretamente de Kyoto, Japão, um impressionante mix de folk, drone, psicodelismo ambient, delicadas e hipnóticas linhas sonoras sugerem imagens que nos remetem as obras de Monet, paisagens bucólicas e a tal chamada psicodelia rural, termo ao apropriado pelo favorito da casa Flying Saucer Attack.

Tudo exposto no parágrafo anterior serve, ou tenta, decifrar em palavras a música do Vivarta, trio, como disse, de japoneses, que cometeram agora em fevereiro uma pequena grande preciosidade chamada Ekam. 

Procure o silêncio e sinta verdadeiramente a música do Vivarta.

Uma verdadeira pintura sonora.

***** Interview with Vivarta *****

Q. When did Vivarta start? Tell us about the history...
A: We put together the band with three friends in 2007. We have had several different line-ups/members since then, but being a trio is the most appropriate for us.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: While we have been influenced by various people, we have been especially influenced byGrouper, TwinSisterMoon and Sharon Van Etten.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: It's really hard to choose so I tried to choose the best 5 of 2015.
Natural Snow Buildings - Terror’s Horns
William Basinski - The Deluge
Ant Parade / No Milk - Ant Parade / No Milk
Katie Von Schleicher - Bleaksploitation

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: We need to concentrate on sound itself. If so, everyone will feel good to listen to our music.

Q:How do you describe Vivarta sounds?
A: Our sound is a combination of ambient, noise, psychedlic and folk, and this is particularly apparent in our new work.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: We do all of our own recording and mixing up until the mastering process because we understand our own music more than anybody else. A Hi-Fi sound is not necessary at all. We value the atmosphere of the music and we record and mix version of tracks until we are happy with them.

Q: Which new bands do you recommend?
A: Although mentioned in your earlier question, I would highly recommend Bleaksploitation of Katie Von Schleicher, which was released from BA DA BING in late last year. It has a Lo-Fi sound quality and exquisite melody blending with acid folk. I feel it is also part punk too.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A: pixies - where is my mind? I want to do precisely because it now. It is likely to go to the new world.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: I want to work continuously on the band and our music and I have next work image.Our music is really from the Japanese underground, but I want our work and songs to reach a lot of people around the world. With the spread of the internet we can more easily be interviewed by people like yourself and can reach more people.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Thanks for read the interview, everyone. We hope that our music is at the entrance to your new music.