terça-feira, 7 de junho de 2016

Gloom with Corrosive Water - An Interview

George Vasquez é a mente por trás do Corrosive Water.

Uma doce, leve e ruidosa mistura de class of 86, jangle pop, dreampop, shoegaze, e outras tantas definições para chegar a conclusão que condensar melodias assoviáveis soterrando-as com placas de distorção continua sendo uma doce sensação para embalar sonhos e outros devaneios.

Nada oficialmente lançado ainda, somente demos e um single DIY, e por hora sem apresentações ao vivo, o Corrosive Water segue sua caminhada a ficar escondido no submundo dos bons sons protegido por seu barulho hipnótico, talvez os deuses da música assim o queiram.

***** Interview with Corrosive Water *****

Q. When did Corrosive Water start? Tell us about the history...
There really wasn't any distinct beginnings to Corrosive Water. I probably started putting out music under the name about 3 years ago. It has always been a solo endeavor. I've written and recorded all my own stuff. It's a bit liberating to be able to be in complete control of everything creatively.

Q: Who are your influences?
I seriously get influenced by everything I listen to, no matter the genre. It can be anything like hardcore punk, c-86 bands, David Bowie, J-Pop, whatever. There are so many different musical elements that derive from so many different types of music that always inspires me in different ways.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I've never played live with Corrosive Water but I have played live previously with other bands, and I love it. There's a different energy playing music in front of people who like (or hate) your music. I would love to play Corrosive Water songs live at some point, though.

Q. How do you describe Corrosive Water sounds?
It's hard for me to give such a definitive answer to this because I always try to make my songs sound different from each other without it being so out there with one another. As naive and cliché as it sounds, it's usually sounds like how I feel at the moment.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I usually start playing something on guitar and I'll record it and feed off that until I eventually get a structure going. Usually when I'm feeling it, it snowballs into something greater and I keep adding to it. I'm my own harsh critic sometimes and I end up scrapping a lot of ideas. Of course I wish I hadn't because I often times think I could later revisit some of that material and do something with it.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I've been pretty terrible with keeping up with new bands lately. There's so much new stuff coming out, it's hard to keep up. I tend to dwell on a single band for a long time to digest their discography before finding something else to listen to. Usually I'll hear a song in passing that really strikes me so I'll find out more about them and get very into it.

But anyway, they aren't necessarily brand new as they've been around for several years now, but I would definitely recommend listening to The Bilinda Butchers. They sound like nothing I've ever heard before and they're so good at it. That's probably why they stuck out to me when I first heard them by accident a year or so ago.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I've always wanted to cover Billy Idol's "Eyes without a Face" and I probably will eventually. Either that or "Making Plans for Nigel" by Xtc.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Honestly, I have no idea but I'll probably keep making music to an extent. I would love to actually play shows or do a few tours, mainly as an excuse to travel places. But really everything is up in the air.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to answer your questions. It always makes me happy to see people who enjoy the music I make.