sexta-feira, 14 de julho de 2017

Airwaves with Moon - An Interview

Moon é a mais nova viagem sonora a aportar nas páginas do TBTCI.

Conduzindo por um homem só, no caso, Etai Fuchs, uma garoto ainda no auge de sua adolescência, mais precisamente 18 anos. O Moon em sua estreia navega entre terrenos modernos da psicodelia eletrônica, influência direta do Animal Collective, mas sem as frescurites que caracterizam os caras, o Moon soa mais cru, mais energético, mais noventista em alguns momentos, como na barulhenta "Fire".

Pelas demos do Moon, nota-se que o potencial esta ali, e pode gerar belos frutos.

***** Interview with Moon *****

Q. When did Moon start? Tell us about the history...
1) I have been recording and producing music for about 5 years. I started out making EDM under various names. When I first listened to The Velvet Underground & Nico my perspective on music changed radically (cliche, I know) and I became interested in rock music. The name MOON came about when I was creating the artwork for the EP having already finished the music. The name came from the album Pink Moon by Nick Drake and the song "Moon" by The Microphones.

Q: Who are your influences?
2) My top influences on this EP include The Microphones, My Bloody Valentine, Duster, Animal Collective, and Galaxie 500.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3) My Bloody Valentine - Loveless,
The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2,
The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico,
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion,
Madvillain - Madvillainy.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4) I've actually never played live under the name MOON or playing any of my recent solo music. I am only 18 years old and am mainly interested in recording but I would love the opportunity to perform. When I have performed in the past it has been extremely gratifying.

Q. How do you describeMoon sounds?
5) When I put the EP together I wanted it to combine some of my favorite elements of the music I was into at the time. For example, I wanted the warm analog sound of Duster, the dreaminess of My Bloody Valentine, and the sad understated singing of The Microphones. I also tried to emphasize the experimental nature of artists like The Microphones and Animal Collective.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6) With the exception of "Airwaves", all of these songs started on the guitar. I wrote chord progressions, riffs, and or lyrics, and then recorded them. From there the songs were finished almost exclusively on the computer. I recorded vocals and some shaker but all of the other instruments were done using VST instruments. The DAW I use is Ableton and I used VST instruments including Native Instruments Kontakt, Arturia Minimoog, and U-he Diva. I also used VST effects including Fabfilter Saturn and PSP Vintage Warmer 2 to give the songs a warm analog sound.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7) Recently I have been listening to modern artists like SALES, Sunflower Bean, and Protomartyr.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8) I have been working on a few cover songs that I may eventually release. One artist which I have wanted to make a cover of for a while is Rocketship.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9) I am starting college at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in August where I will be studying music technology. I will probably release another EP in the next few months and plan on continuing to record and release music for the foreseeable future.

Q: Any parting words?
10) I have spent the last few years of my life trying to absorb as much music as I could. I have been making myself listen to many genres that I initially didn't like, for example Hip-Hop and Jazz. So to anyone out there who has a passion for music, go expose yourself to everything that is out there, even if you initially don't like it, because it will change your perspective on music.