quarta-feira, 22 de junho de 2016

Bedtime Enterprise with Pixie Cut Tentacle Head - An Interview

Alex Mahan é a mente e o criador do brutalmente sonhador Pixie Cut Tentacle Head.

Shoegaze e psicodelismo unidos em pró de viagens sem rumos, embaladas a jazzmasters, delays, reverbs e muito muito wall of sound envolto a sensações lunáticas e delirantes.

O Pixie Cut Tentacle Head é droga musical pesada para ser degustada sem a menor moderação sequer.

***** Interview with Pixie Cut Tentacle Head *****

Q. When did PCTH start? Tell us about the history...
I started a band with a few friends when we were really young. We recorded an album and played a lot of shows but eventually split up after five years or so. About a year after that, I started recording again and put my first few songs up on Bandcamp. I never really got to do exactly what I wanted in the band, so making music by myself just seemed like a natural next step.

Q: Who are your influences?
- My newest stuff was probably most influenced by bands like LSD and the Search for God, Ovlov, Tame Impala, and the Upsetters.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
- Always a tough question but right now I'm feeling something like this
1. Loveless - MBV (of course)
2. Sung Tongs - Animal Collective
3. Velocity : Design : Comfort - Sweet Trip
4. (self-titled) - Melody's Echo Chamber
5. Fantasma - Cornelius

Q. How do you feel playing live?
- I actually haven't taken this project to the stage and currently don't have the desire or resources to do so.

Q. How do you describe PCTH´s sounds?
- PCTH is a muddy mess of psychedelic introspection and reverb pedal worship. If you like amateur production, whisper-singing, and Fender Jazzmasters, then you might kinda like what I do.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
- It's pretty straightforward. I record guitars, bass, and vocals in my bedroom on a very inexpensive portable field recorder and I use a MIDI controller connected to my DAW for the drums. It's about as low budget as music can be, so there isn't a really concrete "process" to my recordings. I just kinda do it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
- Check out a band called spellbreaker. They play an interesting combo of stoner rock and shoegaze. All they have on their bandcamp page is a two song demo, but I'm very excited to see what they do in the future.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
- Well, right now, I'm working on a cover of Easy by Real Estate, but I'm not sure if I'll actually put it out. Aside from that, I would love to cover Stream Running Over by the Apples in Stereo or Island Groovies by Makeout Videotape.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
- I just want to keep doing what I'm doing. I hope I can continue to improve and try my hand at different sounds, styles, and approaches. If people for some reason end up liking it, then that would be cool, but I'm not really trying to make a career out of my music.

Q: Any parting words?
- Thanks for having me on here, and thank you in advance to any other neighbors that dig the flavor.