terça-feira, 11 de outubro de 2016

Open One of the Doors with Trip Inside Me - An Interview

Psicodelia etérea, trip hop sonhador, shoegaze gélido, todos esses rótulos podem descrever a experiência sonora na qual o quinteto ucraniano Trip Inside Me provoca.

Depois de debutarem no ano passado com o single "The Goldfish" e seus quatro diferentes mixes, o Trip Inside Me chega ao primeiro disco cheio, "Open One of The Doors", lançado em setembro, é intensamente envolvente, mântrico e altamente gélido.

Um álbum verdadeiramente intenso e frio até a medula. desde a abertura com "The Goldfish" até o derradeiro lamento de "Unicorn" existe uma caminho belo e tortuoso a ser desbravado, passando pela caótica "Trip Inside Me" e a viciante "Kiev".

Facilmente o Trip Inside Me cometeu um dos discos prediletos que o TBTCI ouviu neste 2016. Acha exagero? Desafio você a experimentar e sair ileso.

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***** Interview with Trip Inside Me *****

Q. When did Trip Inside Me start? Tell us about the history...
It is unknown where and when was started the history of Trip Inside Me. We are just confused among reality and fantasy, so we cannot decide a certain date. We started recording the album together about 3 years ago and only last summer we came to decision that the band name should be Trip Inside Me.

Q. Who are your influences?
It comes in different ways... But if we talk about the album "Open One of The Doors" only, so it was highly influenced by the sea, by the period of childhood and teenage life, most of the lyrics were written in memory of the Iana’s past. We both moved to Kiev from different cities and both grew up on different kinds of music, so in our album we hear echoes of different music styles, even those in which we are not interested now. This album have had to absorb the past to make room for something new.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Pink Floyd - Meddle (1971)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
Doors - Doors (1967)
This Heat - This Heat (1979)
Portishead - Third (2008)

Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
Portishead - Third (2008)
Radiohead - The Kings of Limb (2009)
Fever Ray - Fever Ray (2009)
Heroin and Your Veins - Regret (2012)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
To be honest we do not feel ourselves comfortably on live performances. We’ve played just 4 concerts and still do not have idea about what we do on stage, we do not understand how to display visually on gigs who we indeed are.. Our main audience today are our friends, but definitely we will find our own audience once. And by this time we have to understand what exactly we should do on stage to perform a really cool show.

Q. How do you describe Trip Inside Me sounds?
It is interesting fact that we do not describe the whole band but the album only. We have had to describe somehow the album for press, that it was our first experience, a journey into our past, this is what we have already experienced. There is a strong feeling that we have overcome this musical barrier and we are free now. Perhaps after a few years we will be able to describe the band's sound.

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It is easy and intuitive plain process of writing songs when you really have to say something. But the process of the recording itself is a quite different, although we recorded it at home. Both of us can't even imagine how to show a soul in music if you rent a recording studio for recording instruments, vocals for fixed hours. From one hand it is really important to have comfortable place for this but from another it is a pretty difficult process of recording yourself at home with good quality. That's why we have had to re-recorded it several times, did experiments with different instruments, mics, amps, preamps. We did it until we achieved the exact result that we wanted for this album. Our drummer re-recorded the drums line also several times, he played with different mics placement and sound effects. So it took some time.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Exploded View! This is the best contemporary band for us in every sense. They have just released a debut album.

Q. Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We are not keen on this sort of musical activity, but we have a friends band H.Soror, they are also from Kiev. We love them very much, and in support of their music we are preparing a cover version on one of their song.

Q. What are your plans for the future?
We have really many thoughts on the future. Today is a very good time for almost everything, it is high-tech time, and almost any idea can be realized with some effort. So we're looking for ways to produce not a music only, but at least a visual component too. This album comes with a book of photos and illustrations that Iana created. The next time there definitely will be something new. We are free in our choice and Trip Inside Me can be transformed into anything ... maybe even in a music label on another planet.

Q. Any parting words?
We are glad and happy that the world starts interesting in music bands from the Third World countries. It helps the culture of countries such as Ukraine to grow faster, to reach a higher level, to think continentally and to open new horizons.