domingo, 29 de janeiro de 2017

Eclipse with Guillermo Sexo - An Interview


Viagens hipnóticas, por vezes sônicas, em outras ensolaradas e por vezes delirantes, este é o cardápio sonoro que o quinteto de Boston, Guillermo Sexo oferta a nossos tímpanos.

Neste caldeirão psicodélico há ingredientes como Sonic Youth, Stereolab e Spiritualized como matrizes para dar o sabor exato ao último trabalho lançado ano passado. "Eclipse" é o nome da viagem em formato disco, com dez quitutes apetitosos para a sua satisfação plena.

Aprecie Guillermo Sexo sem moderação, e boa viagem.

***** Interview with Guillermo Sexo *****


Q. When did Guillermo Sexo start? Tell us about the history...
Guillermo Sexo started sometime in 2004. I started the band with a girl named Jess and two members from the band Appomattox on drum and bass. After the first album, Oh Wow," Jess left the band, and I recruited Noell (one of my best friends from college). We've had different lineup changes, but she's been a constant since 2006, and we've released a total of 6 albums.

Q: Who are your influences?
Some of my musical influences include Sonic Youth, Guided By Voices, PJ Harvey, Spiritualized, Broadcast, Stereolab,Blonde Redhead and The Kinks.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
This is very tough...but i'll mention 5 that come to mind at this moment (in no particular order)

-Spiritualized- Lazer Guided Melodies
-Guided By Voices- Bee Thousand
-The Zombies-Odessey And Oracle
-Sonic Youth-Dirty
-The Velvet Underground

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I love playing live with Guillermo Sexo. It's definitely one of those indescribably feelings especially
when everyone in the band is on the same musical high.

Q. How do you describe Guillermo Sexo sounds?
I think one of the great things about being in a band for like 10 years is that you really develop a unique sound.

Guillermo Sexo has it's psych, punk, noise, rock influences, but there is a vibe that the 5 of us can only capture together. The songs have a lot of alternate tunings, we play loud, while utilizing dynamics.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We are selective in the songs we put out. We always strive to make records we think are great throughout.

So, before we go into the studio, we generally have songs we've put a lot of work into, etc..
The first 5 albums were recorded with Justin Pizzoferatto, and for those albums I was the only guitar player and there were many guitar layers. Besides the guitar layers, and Noell's vocal experimentation, we track everything live. For the new album, "Eclipse," we have a 2nd guitar player, and there are less layers as a result. Recording is like being in a magic room of creation. I love it.


Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Some newer bands I've been listening to this year are:

Doug Tuttle, Suuns, White Lung, Parquet Courts, Steve Gunn, Beach Slang, Preoccupations, Minor Victories, Morgan Delt, No Joy to name a few...

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We did Ride's "Seagull," for an awesome RIDE compilation put out by Clicky Clicky music blog.
https://soundcloud.com/clicky-clicky-music-blog/seagull-performed-by-guillermo

We talked about covering some Stereolab songs once for a halloween show...that would be rad.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
At the moment things are quiet for a bit with Guillermo Sexo. I guess we are on a hiatus of sorts. I just moved from Boston to Atlanta, so lots of changes for me. I am currently doing a solo thing called Emerald Comets- https://emeraldcomets.bandcamp.com/
I would love to make another Guillermo Sexo record in the near future, and play shows/tour, etc..I certainly have more Guillermo Sexo songs to put out....so, we will hopefully find a way..

Q: Any parting words?
I am very proud of the new Guillermo Sexo album. Check it out: https://guillermosexo.bandcamp.com/
Also, check out the epic space video we did for the song, "Graffiti Sky,"-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu-hUS7_96k

Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me, and thank you for listening to our stuff! Happy New Year!
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