domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

Divisiones del Sol with Coco - An Interview

Indie pop climático, sonhador e elegante, é o que se ouve no primeiro trabalho do hoje trio mexicano, Coco.

"Divisiones del Sol", lançado no início do ano passado, e que tardiamente chega às páginas do TBTCI, é um tranquilizante sonoro, sem haver exageros pendendo para qualquer tendência, vide a existências de elementos de indie, post rock, shoegaze e dreampop, os caras conseguem equalizar as conexões sem direcionar o disco para este ou aquele rótulo, tornando a audição uma experiência linear e confortadora.

Sem receios de cair em ciladas, ou até mesmo de ficar em cima do muro, o Coco demonstra maturidade desde o início, ponto altamente positivo pros caras.

***** Interview with Coco *****

Q. When did Coco start? Tell us about the history...
1.- It started two years ago, when our ex drummer and me (Oscar (Vox and Guitar)) had this idea to start a band, at the beginning, plans were to produce synth pop music, something like that haha, that is nothing like what we have made in this two years, in the first practice days i played synths with my feets, guitar as it has to be, and singing some melodies, and Daniel, the drums.

It took us, five to eight practice days to consider we needed someone else, so then we called Manuel, bassist, everything started changing, the sound, everything, and we liked it, it was pretty awesome how our ideas matched and did something like Princess, Maps, Tierra, just to mention something...

Our album Divisiones del Sol was just about the corner to be released.

There was another Daniel in the band haha, he played the keys, but for personal reasons he had to take another road of this trip, he lasted one year in the band.

When everything started getting hard, David (Timmy) appeared in front of us to play and help me with the lead guitar, he is just a kid and it would impress you how good he can play in big shows, fearless.

And here we are, happy, stressed, crying, smiling, getting angry, jumping... feeling.

Q: Who are your influences?
2.- Our influences are Foals, Ambient music, Mew, and everything you can see and it would make an impact on you.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
· Bocanada / Gustavo Cerati
· Moctezuma / Porter
· The Division Bell / Pink Floyd
· Total Live Forever / Foals
· Parachutes / Coldplay

Q. How do you feel playing live?
4.- Incredible, its the best part about being a musician, playing live.

It just makes us feel alive, express, and... we love it.

Q. How do you describe Coco sounds?
5.- Full of feelings, hopeful, experimental, happy after war, the first time you see the girl you like and you know its going to be special, dog love, sounds of universe, power, calm, love.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6.- To be honest, it was a little rushed, because we were in this record label "Emmas House" and they were rushing us to finish the album because they wanted to released as soon as posible, it took us two days to record 6 songs, two of the 8 tracks that are part of "Divisiones del Sol", were already recorded, one (Tierra) in a studio, and Maps with a friend of us.

Now we are re-recording everything to get a better quality. We hope you like it when finished.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
7.- Vaya Futuro
Niño Cohete
Camilo VII
Maybe its not brand new but, Natiruts.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8.- Foals, totally.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
9.- A new album, we are planning it, videos, big shows, collaborations, a national tour, and thats so far.

Q: Any parting words?
10.- We hope, soon, get to know Sao Paulo and its surroundings. Everything its all about the feelings. No more.