sábado, 10 de dezembro de 2016

Glowing with Split Dream - An Interview

Dreampop ensolarado com um clima praiano, perfeito para aqueles entardeceres a beira da praia, contemplando a calmaria e sentindo uma doce e tenra brisa, assim é a sensação de saborear o último trabalho do quarteto canadense Split Dream. intitulado "Glowing".

Pitadas suaves de The Sundays, Best Coast os conectam instintivamente com o mundo dos sonhos.

Esqueça os problemas, deixe as tensões de lado e permita-se relaxar, o Split Dream certamente vai ser uma companhia certeira.

***** Interview with Split Dream *****
Q. When did Split Dream start? Tell us about the history... 
Q1. Split Dream started in early 2014 with me recording acoustic guitar songs in my basement, mainly for my own entertainment. I slowly started to add more electric guitar, bass and drums to my songs (I’m mainly a drummer) and I found a sound I was really happy with. I still write and record all the parts myself, but I have a band for live shows.

Q: Who are your influences?
Q2. My main influences are The Sundays, Cocteau Twins, The Smiths and The Cure (of course)

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Q3. Oh man this is a hard one. I’d have to say:
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
The Firs - Smoke Thin
Keaton Henson - Dear
Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
José González - Veneer
(in no order)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Q4. Playing live is a totally different world than recording by yourself. It’s very rewarding to see my songs go from my basement to the stage and to see how people react to them. I love both aspects, but in very different ways.

Q. How do you describe Split Dream sounds?
Q5. I would describe Split Dreams sound as relaxed and easy to listen to, but our live shows are high energy and exciting.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Q6. The writing process for my songs usually starts out with a chord progression or guitar riff with some lyrics. I record the guitar to a click on my computer, then add a programmed drum beat to get a feel for how the groove will be, as well as a bass track. Then I add the vocal and lead guitar tracks along with recording acoustic drums or editing the programmed beat.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Q7. New bands I would recommend:

Good Morning
Day Wave
Linden Anthony
Spirit Club
The Japanese House
(and many more I can’t think of at the moment)

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Q8. If I was to do a cover and make it similar to the original, it would 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins. But, if i were to totally change a song, it would have to be Breakfast in America by Supertramp. I would slow it down and make it a lot more dark.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Q9. My plans are to keep making music that I enjoy. If it gets picked up and takes me somewhere, that would be really sweet, but I’m going to keep writing either way. It’s an itch that needs to be scratched.

Q: Any parting words?
Q10. Thank you for supporting my work and keeping underground music alive. It means the world to me.
-Split Dream xo