sexta-feira, 21 de julho de 2017

Chasing the Light with Black Sand - An Interview

Discípulo da escola Spacemen 3, o neo zelandês, Anthony Evans, vem criando trips lisérgicas, ora em baladas transcendentais, em outras, em preces alucinógenas, conduzindo essa letargia sonora sob a alcunha de Black Sand.

E não é de hoje que o Black Sand te convida para visitar o paraíso, Anthony acabou de soltar seu quarto trabalho, o brilhante "Chasing the Light", que se Mr Peter Kember ouvir, certamente abrirá um sorriso de ponta a ponta.

Embarque na viagem e deixe o Black Sand te conduzir.

***** Interview with Black Sand *****

Q. When did Black Sand start? Tell us about the history...
1. Black Sand started in 2008. I had been recording on a cassette 4 track for 8 years and I upgraded to a Fostex digital 8 track and was happy with the results and sent some tracks to a blog - He really liked them so I thought I think I have something here...

Q: Who are your influences?
2. My influences are Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, The Stone Roses, Primal Scream and lots of dub reggae musicians and producers, King Tubby, Augustus Pablo, Lee Perry etc, the space they get in their music, man, amazing.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3. 5 albums of all time - this always changes for me but this week it's:
 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses,
Primal Scream - Screamadelica,
The Congos - Heart of the Congos,
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet,
Shack - Waterpistol

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4. I don't play live, I would like to but at this stage Black Sand is a studio only project.

Q. How do you describe Black Sand sounds?
5. My sound is based on 2 to 3 chords, repetition, drone, reverb and tremolo, like a half remembered dream caught in the morning sun.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6. I have an acoustic guitar in the living room and I use that to put chords together, come up with basslines, riff's etc. I'll then record using electric guitar, effects, bass guitar, drum machine and percussion on my old Fostex DMT-8 8 track digital recorder. Once I have the song together, I dump all those tracks into an iMac and edit and mix using Audacity.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7. I don't listen to a lot of new music but there are a few that have caught my ear and I'm digging right now.

Ghost Wave from here in Auckland I really like, their album Radio Norfolk from last year is great.

Morningface is another who I really like, her voice and songwriting is amazing. I've collaborated with her on a couple of songs, she's ace! -

Francois Sky is a brilliant musician, if I could play guitar as half as well as he can I'd be good!! We did a song together on my last album, such a great player.

Nev Cottee's 3 albums are brilliant, think of a psychedelic English Lee Hazlewood and you're on the right track.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8. I'd like to cover Song of a Baker by the Small Faces, I love that song!

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9. Plans for the future, keep making music!

Q: Any parting words?
10. Be good to one another and keep on keeping on.