terça-feira, 29 de agosto de 2017

Rzhev with Flashes - An Interview

Contemplativo, cândido e por vezes raivoso, sãoadjetivos que pairam sobre minha mente ao saborear o majestoso novo EP dos ingleses do Flashes.

"Rzhev", o EP, lançado há pouco mais de um mês é a sequência natural alguns singles e dois álbuns divinos, o homônimo de 2013 e "Latency" a estreia, de 2012.

Como pode ser notado, o Flashes já esta na ativa há algum tempo e cruelmente não é tão comentando em grupos especializados, o que é simplesmente uma falha, uma vez que a beleza e eloquência de sua música os credencia como uma das mais belas bandas em atividade.

Se por ventura, você ainda não os conhece, corrija esse equívoco de imediato e flutue ao som cintilante e apaixonante dos caras, sua mente agradecerá.

***** Interview with Flashes *****

Q. When did Flashes start? Tell us about the history...
We met at the locals only leisure centre, in the jacuzzi around 2010 at 7:30pm exactly and decided to form a band due to our mutual love of warm bubbling water.

Q: Who are your influences?
Our influences Include but are not limited to Roger Waters, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Nirvana, Nick Oliveri (until he held his girlfriend hotsage), Tycho, Prince, My Bloody Valentine, Tim Hecker, Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin.

Q. Make a list of 5(ish) albums of all time…
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Libertines - Up The Bracket
Sonic Youth - Sister
The Cure - Disintegration
Radiohead - Everything (except The King Of Limbs)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol. 1&2

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Fucking great. We hardly ever play live so when we do it's a big deal for us. Hopefully this shows!

Q. How do you describe Flashes sounds?
Kaleidoscopic sonic death rays of truth

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We record and mix everything ourselves. Our 2 albums were recorded live, the first in an afternoon and the second over 4 days. For our new ep Rzhev we wanted to try a different approach so we recorded (and rerecorded) everything separately which took us a LOT longer but ultimately worked out better for the songs and the sounds we were aiming for.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
The Black Dungeons, Garyoke, Ferret In The Feet,

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We don't do covers but if we did we might do: INXS - Don't Change, Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses, Prince - Forever In My Life, Grouper - I'd Rather Be Sleeping/Heavy Water.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We are always writing and are excited to start recording our next 2 eps soon. Apart from that play some shows, book our first tour, acquire our own soundproofed room for practice and recording, keep writing!

Q: Any parting words?
Don't leave pets in hot cars. Don't run with scissors.