quinta-feira, 20 de julho de 2017

Poem of Love ◇ Poem of Sadness with DoZzz - An Interview

De Taiwan, República da China, vem os chineses sônicos do DoZzz. 

Desde que tomei conhecimento do debute deles, 'Poem of Love ◇ Poem of Sadness', foi realmente difícil deixa-lo de ouvir compulsivamente, tamanha a hipnose que o disco causa. Obviamente que os haters vão dizer que não passa de mais um clone de MBV, mas eu diria a estes haters que eles devem aprimorar um pouco sua audição. O DoZzz vai extremamente fundo em sua obsessão por efeitos, distorções, algo como se Kevin Shields, se juntasse a Oliver Ackermann e ambos decidissem que nada mais importaria a não ser transformar o mundo em um ruídos eternos

O DoZzz e sua música podem ser descritos como o elo entre o barulho intermitente e o incessante.

Absolutamente acima.

***** Interview with DoZzz *****

Q. When did DoZzz start? Tell us about the history...
It started from 2015. We love all kind of music genres. However, there's ONLY one genre which touch our mind deeply. Yes, that's shoegaze. We want to do pure shoegaze - glide guitar, fuzz-context, psychedelic misty vocal. At first, we did a lot research for the so-called shoegazing sound. Also, often upgraded guitar/bass gears to get closer form what we want to do. We have no vox in a long time before Alicia's participating. After that, DoZzz started.

Q: Who are your influences?
Kevin Shields, My Bloody Valentine, no doubt, it's classical, always. Besides, we love to reserch other band's sound on bandcamp. Our member are glad to share internally what he/she found/listen
and give a simple comment in technical quickly.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Hard to choose, if have to, it'll be..(in no particular order)
Fleeting Joys - Despondent Transponder.
Slowdive - Souvlaki.
My Bloody Valentine - m b v.
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Actually, we are new band and never done a public live yet (but soon).

Q. How do you describe DoZzz sounds?
We have 2 whammy-bar tremolo guitars, Jaguar and Jazzmaster. We'd like to put them into reverse revb(different decay) with much gliding sound. Thus, in bandroom it sounds really noisy, twisted soundshape. Drum and bass keep the song progress and 2 GT do a lot gliding on different tone.
Besides, for chord's choising, we use some concept from Jazz. For instances, at chorus part of '4am',
We use extened chord on 2 guitar and put it into dirty fuzz pedal. The combined sound really touched us.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Synchronous recording for instruments (inlcuding drum/bass/2 guitar). The recording room is also our practicing room, same amp/gears. Thus we felt comfortable and controlable on our tone. For vox, we recorded a clean vox sound and then using Strymon BigSky to create another pure-reverb vox track. Then, mixing clean/reverb vox together and pan it into a wide range feeling.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
For local bands, we love band - 'Pseudo' and 'Cat in the case'.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We did a lot cover but not for total song. Instead, we choose some most shoegazing part(might intro in halt-minut or even drum's part) and try the sound for learning and experiment. If have to, we'd love to do MBV.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
In EP - 'Poem of Love ◇ Poem of Sadness', we did songs a little bit dreamy-vox and revb-guitar tone and in slower tempo. In next steps, we're trying to do more songs in fast speed and dry-fuzz context sound. We hope we could record a album for shoegazer's love.

Q: Any parting words?
We've followed TBTCI for a while and love TBTCI's project. In EP - 'Poem of Love ◇ Poem of Sadness', we tried on writing lyrics in Chinese poem format. We hope it could lead you to feel shoegazing in other language. After all, this is our love to the world. Much thanks for TBTCI.

Bandcamp - dozzz.bandcamp.com
Facebook - fb.me/DoZzzband