sexta-feira, 22 de abril de 2016

Tidalwave with The Backhomes - An Interview

Tonalidades ácidas em ritmo hipnótico, transes lisérgicos e muito fuzz, este é The Backhomes, canadenses psicodélicos de Montreal.

Tidalwave seu último trabalho é um álbum para ser degustados alto, bem alto, preferencialmente de headphones para captar cada detalhe e obviamente para estar inteiramente inserido dentro da trip composta por nove canções em exercícios de chapação continua.

Um discaço, sônico e dançante em doses cavalares.

***** Interview with The Backhomes *****

Q. When did The Backhomes start? Tell us about the history...
We started playing together in Montreal in 2010. I was playing with some folks and Kees was helping us record and then started playing with us. I realized I really liked all the stuff he was bringing to the table, we were into the same sounds and textures. We decided to try to write some songs together and it felt real good. We now live in Victoria, British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. We've put out two albums and an EP, and our third album is almost done. All songs have been self produced at home.

Q: Who are your influences?
Influences, inspirations... call it what you will. Everything from old and new friends we meet who play music and make art. Records we love. Nature and tripping out in wilderness. Politics and the state of the world. It all goes into what we do. You are what you eat.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Very difficult to choose but here are 5 we'll always love:

Spacemen 3 - Recurring
JJ Cale - 5
Nas - Illmatic
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
Flying Saucer Attack - Chorus

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Haha, usually stressed and weird up until the moment we start and then like really zen and on another planet.

Q. How do you describe The Backhomes sounds?
Fuzzy dreamy sonic groovy

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
For the most part Kees creates backing tracks by sampling old drum machines, synths, guitar and organ. Then we forget about them for a while and when we're ready to work on new shit we listen through all these bits and pieces and see what gets us excited. Then we add more layers, vocals and craft it into a song. Or sometimes it's interesting enough as a drone and we leave it pretty much as is. For our newer stuff we're incorporating tape loops I've been making, so those will be the basis for some new songs.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We'll stick to a short list from western Canada. If you want more we'll send like 50

Radiation Flowers
White Poppy
Old Girl
Dada Plan
Cult Babies

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?

Q: What are your plans for the future?
When we get back from this tour we're going to finish our record and get all that rolling. It's a bit of a departure for us stylistically and we're really excited to share the new songs. Touring more wherever the winds takes us. Hopefully they take us back to Lisbon or Bilbao or Brazil!

Q: Any parting words?
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