sexta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2016

Seven Feathers with This Blinding Light - An Interview

Quando a música atinge seus estados psíquicos mais íntimos os alterando em seus mais diversos provocando alucinações é porque ela, a música, te pegou pela alma. 

E foi exatamente isso que o quinteto de Seattle, This Blinding Light fez com este que vos escreve. Independentemente se você optar pelo debute deles, o EP "Altar" de 2012, ou "Medicine Bag" de 2015, ou ainda, e este, talvez, o mais poderoso dos caras, o recente "Seven Feathers" e suas sete viagens ao redor do Sistema Solar. Não entendeu? Ok, explico; "Seven Feathers" em suas sete odisseias percorre iniciando em em "Sun" e a partir dai meu amigo, o passeio percorre, "Mercury", "Venus", "Moon", "Mars", "Juniper" e finaliza sua ode em "Saturn".

Uma obra espetacular, para ficarmos em apenas um adjetivo. Mas posso dizer a vocês que o This Blinding Light se alimenta e conecta-se sonoramente com gente do calibre de Loop, Flying Saucer Attack, Bardo Pond, Spacemen 3 e outros exploradores do universo ácido da psicodelia em forma de drones.

O This Blinding Light é daquelas bandas que tornaram-se prediletas do TBTCI na primeira audição.

Simplesmente ACIMA.

***** Interview with This Blinding Light *****

Q. When did This Blinding Light start? Tell us about the history...

This Blinding Light was a project formed in 2006 by Michael Sterling (Joy Wants Eternity) Myself [Lance Watkins] (Hypatia Lake) and Shane Browning (Hypatia Lake). It was primarily meant to be a vehicle of incorporating Magick into music, a Sonic Alchemy of sorts, blending both mine and Michael's knowledge of the Esoteric arts into trance inducing acid psych or Northwest Mystic Psych (it could be called)

Q: Who are your influences?
Love and Light, Space and Time

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Man that that's a tough one. How about my top five for today?
LOOP "Fade Out",
Lilys "Eccsame the Photon Band",
Hawkwind "Space Ritual",
Spiritualized "Pure Phase",
Bardo Pond "Lapsed"

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Empowered sometimes and defeated others. It really depends on the dynamic and how the show plays out.

Q. How do you describe This Blinding Light sounds?
Trance inducing. We really try to lock the listeners in with groove and texture.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Our most recent album, "Seven Feathers" (Custom Made Music US and Liquid Library UK) was recorded live at the Church with Scot Colburn (Animal Collective, Sun City Girls, Arcade Fire). It was tracked in one day live, and the minimal over dubs a, vocals and mixing were done the next day. I'd say about 20 hours was spent on it total. We wanted it to sound raw and unmeddled. Sometimes when you sit with songs for too long they lose their original nature. They become too entangled in your ego. We wanted they songs to be how we played them (or as close as that could be).

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
I'm really into The Cosmic Dead, The Dead Vibrations, 10000 Russos, Morgan Delt,and Ty Segal. I know some of those guys have been around a minute, but it's new to me.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We have done some covers of LOOP and Flying Saucer Attack that were fun, but I'd like to do something less obvious like ZZ Top or Neil Young and really fuzz it out.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We're planning out the direction for the next album and hope to get out on the road for a west coast tour soon.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks to Seattle, Mama,all the the venues, all the bands we've played with through out this last decade. As Above, So Below. As Without, So Within.