terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2016

Lilith with Thee Black Moon - An Interview

Quando se pega um álbum como Lilith, debute dos italianos do Thee Black Moon pela frente , eu tenho a plena certeza que enquanto houver malucos mundo afora, sexo, drogas e rock´n´roll o mundo ainda terá salvação.

Psicodelismo freak, por vezes sujo, em outras apenas bêbado e sempre apaixonante, Lilith é assim, na melhor tradição Stones, circa Brian Jones, seguindo indubitavelmente pela influência de Anton Newcombe e seu BJM, o Thee Black Moon, joga seus riffs em doses cavalares e aí meu caro, é só encher o copo, e curtir como se não houvesse amanhã.

Porque, na boa, diversão é o que interessa de verdade, e isso o Thee Black Moon oferta em doses grandiosas.

***** Interview with Thee Black Moon *****

Q. When did Thee Black Moon start? Tell us about the history...
We are new band, founded in 2015 by some friends who really like playing, then in September, we released our first EP “Thee Black Moon” (4 songs) and after a short time we started to play live in Italy.

Then in December 2015 we did a split with the French band “Thee Maximators” (2 Songs).

In march 2016, our first tour, nine days in France and once back in April we recorded our LP, “Lilith” 13 songs, then we decided to don’t sell it, but just release it in Free Download.
(link: https://theeblackmoon.bandcamp.com/album/lilith-lp)

Q: Who are your influences?
It depends, we are in five and it's really hard to decide to follow a single sound, we can say that we listen to many different types of music, some of us are coming from garage/punk, psychedelic, one from progressive music, SynthBoy at the keyboard he likes rock music, but electronic too, so all these influences may be mixed together

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Melted - Ty Segall
Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
Fire Of Love - The Gun Club
Closer - Joy Division
Boom - The Sonics

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Concerts are never a problem, we take it in a very relaxed way, basically our songs are not that difficult. (ah ah)

Obviously we have always great fun, playing for people is one of the reason why a band exists.

Q. How do you describe Thee Black Moon sounds?
A psychedelic/punk sound with pop influences, all very thin, scratchy, with some blues and a good dose of synth.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We self-produced EP and LP, with a little of attention to the position of the microphones and amplifiers, the space for the natural reverberations of the room, and playing all together, with only a few overdubs.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Joujou Jaguar (Fr)
Blondi’s Salvation (Fr)
Thee Maximators (Fr)
R’n’R Terrorists (It)
Go!Zilla (It)
Movie Star Junkies (It)

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
For the moment we do not cover, but maybe we are thinking to making it.

Probably " Taste of Cindy " (Jesus and Mary Chain)

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Now we are writing some new songs, we hope to publish soon a new Album and to go playing around… we’re living in Italian countryside, sometime it’s boring here man…

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you very much for your interest, there should be more people like you, to make sure that the music underground can get anywhere.

We hope one day to meet you, hopefully in Brazil.
Ciao ;-)