terça-feira, 28 de novembro de 2017

Maybe In Another Universe I Deserve You with GYHT - An Interview

Faça um exercício de imaginação agora, pense em Dean Garcia e Toni Halliday (Curve), Trent Reznor (NIN) e Elizabeth Frasier e injete aquele guitarreira melancólica praticada por gente como Nothing e Whirr. Mentalizou? Bem agora, dê play no EP "Maybe In Another Universe I Deserve You", finalizando volte na discografia dos filipinos do GYHT, e experimente a audição do álbum "A Force of Habit".

Após estes exercícios, chega a conclusão que o trio GYHT, cresceu bebendo na fonte electro industrial do NIN, mas sempre teve os pés no shoegaze, tudo envolto á aquela tristeza melancolicamente da passagem da juventude para a vida adulta.

O fato é que o GYHT, envolve, seduz e por hipnose sonora, te pega pela mente.

Deliciosamente apaixonante.

***** Interview with GYHT *****

Q. When did GYHT start? Tell us about the history...
Patrick: The three of us were officemates and became friends. We have same taste in music and eventually we clicked.

James: Pat and I decided to form an electronic post-rock project. I produced the samples and I also played synth and Pat played the guitar. Later on we asked Rosan to join us. Then we called ourselves Goodbye Yesterday Hello Today aka GYHT.

Rosan: There was this upcoming gig and they need a vocalist so they asked me if I can play with them. They also asked me to write the lyrics for the two songs (Morning Noise and Danse Macabre) they created a week before the gig! The rest is history.

Q: Who are your influences?
James: One of the main reasons we formed GYHT is because we have mutual likeness to certain bands. We were influenced by Nine Inch Nails for synths and electronic samples, Deftones for thick guitar tone, Jesu for that sludge-y feel.

Patrick: Actually, we started as an electronic/post-industrial band. Our early tracks were inspired by NIN and How To Destroy Angels (https://gyhtband.bandcamp.com/album/a-force-of-habit). Our recent album was more influenced by shoegaze/dreampop bands like Depreciation Guild, Nothing, Cocteau Twins, Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine.

Rosan: I personally admire Elizabeth Frasier's voice and although I don't sound like her, I put a lot of reverb in my voice effects to have that "ethereal feel" to our songs.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time
Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
Depreciation Guild - In Her Gentle Jaws
Deftones - White Pony
Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Patrick: We love playing live especially with friends.

Rosan: Playing live is always a learning experience to us. Every gig, we discover how to improve our sets and to balance the tone from guitars to voice effects. We usually record it with a video cam.

James: We always try something new during our live sets. Sometimes we do electronic set and sometimes we do full band setup with our session bassist Dem and drummer Gibson. At one point we did an acoustic live set.

Q. How do you describe GYHT sounds?
James: We incorporate post-industrial sounds mixed with shoegaze noise and sludge.

Rosan: I will quote these from our friends in the music scene:

"If you forced Trent Reznor to play nice and use all the reverb to play pop music" - Sleeping Boy Collective

"GYHT had considerably beefed up their sound that night which I could best describe it as the bastard child of Curve and Godflesh with real live drums to boot." - The Flying Lugaw

Patrick: We still have that electronic feel from our recent album but it evolves into a more mellow and dreampop-ish vibe.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
James: Sometimes we improvise during our practice sessions and create electronic backing like drumloops and synth lines. Afterwards, we make a pre-production setup and polish the tracking with different kinds of guitar pedals.

Rosan: We talked a lot in Facebook about ideas and inspirations then we incorporate those stuff when we meet. Our recordings, ever since, are all DIY. We record all the materials at James' house then he edit and finalize the tracks.

Patrick: It's often the music first before the lyrics. All the lyrics were inspired from personal experiences and our admiration to parallel universe haha!

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Rosan: There are so many bands out there who are freakin' good. I mostly discover it through Bandcamp and Spotify. Hmm I would say, you should listen to Miniatures' new album Jessamine.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
James: One of our favorite covers is from Joy Division (included in our EP) which is "Atmosphere".

Rosan: Recently we covered The Dead Are Dumb by Nothing. I love it.

Patrick: For me it's The Hand That Feeds by NIN, our very first cover.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Rosan: We will be releasing physical CDs of our recent album this December, yay!

James: Next year, we are planning to write new songs. Same recording process but in this EP we will try to incorporate live drums and bass.

Patrick: Maybe try to incorporate something different or new from our sound.

Q: Any parting words?
Rosan: Thanks to people who appreciate shoegaze music and indie bands like us. Thanks to this blog for giving us the opportunity to have this interview. We're such a big fan!

Patrick: Please check our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/GYHTband