sexta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2017

Howl with Spirit Host - An Interview

Mika Noriega é a mente e o fio condutor do comboio pós punk Spirit Host.

Na ativa desde 2014 em Portland, o Spirit Host enfim nos brindou com um trabalho cheio, o denso "Howl", lançado em Fevereiro deste ano.

Um trabalho que navega por entre as sombras, sem deixar nenhum vestígio de luz adentrar nesse universo esfumaçado e nebuloso.

Com "Howl" o Spirit Host se credencia ao lado de gente como Soft Kill, Echolust, Dignatary, Drab Majesty e Sextile, como um dos grandes representantes do lado sombrio da música.

Trilha sonora perfeita para noites frias.

***** Interview with Spirit Host *****

Q. When did Spirit Host start? Tell us about the history...
A. Spirit Host started in 2014, it was sort of a solo project for me (Myka) that didn't have a direction at all. Suzy got excited about it and wasn't hard to convince to join in and it kept growing up. Now it's back to its origins of a solo project but with a bit more aggression and even more personal for me.

Q: Who are your influences?
A. Sad Lovers & Giants definitely, The Cure, I love the dark bass and sparse noise created by Shadow Morton in the things he produced. Haunting melodramatic r&b is probably my biggest source of stuff to steal from. I mean find inspiration from.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. This ones too difficult so I'm going to cheat and say my favourite people's music:

Soft Kill - Choke,
Lunch - Let Us Have Madness Openly,
Vacant Stares - Just go listen to their band camp,
Sex Park - Self Titled

 ... oh wait actually Lower - Seek Warmer Climes! That album never gets old.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. Calm, easy, then I'll break and gag like I'm going to vomit. Once I'm on stage I'm totally comfortable but in my own world and I tend to forget everyone else even exists.

Q. How do you describe Spirit Host sounds?
A. It was once described as "sexually frustrating" I'm not sure what it means but I'll go with it.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A. The last iteration of the band was pretty easy going, I don't like to think too much about details if the song isn't perfect that's fine I prefer to show the flaws in what I'm doing.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A. Vacant Stares and Sex Park are killing it in Portland right now. Honestly right now I'm in the writing process so I'm not listening to anything, I have to avoid getting someone else's noise in my brain.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A. The song "I Like The Way You Love Me" by Brenton Wood

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. Keep writing, building up the new live arrangement and show the next evolution in this weird fish tank of my mind that is Spirit Host.

Q: Any parting words?
A. I could say something profound but instead I'll just say, don't be shitty to each other.