domingo, 19 de novembro de 2017

Secrets of the Maze with Endless Sleeper - An Interview

E a Russia novamente estampa as páginas do TBTCI, desta vez representada pelo trio Endless Sleeper.

Tudo começou a pouco mais de um ano, quando a Amina, esposa do guitarrista e vocalista Sergey decidiu começar a tocar bateria, e se juntaram ao amigo de longa data Vladimir, e começaram por puta diversão seus ensaios nas garagens da cidade natal deles, Krasnodar.

E assim um EP, homônimo lançado ano passado e o mais recente single, "Secrets of the Maze" são os cartões de visita deles. Sonoramente eles passeiam por entre o indie rock sonhador com guitarras acentuadas principalmente na saborosa "Mistery Chain".

Que venham os próximos passos do Endless Sleeper, estaremos atentos com olhos e ouvidos no aguardo.

***** Interview with Endless Sleeper *****

Q. When did Endless Sleeper start? Tell us about the history...
[V] To start over with, endless sleeper is some kind of music family. Amina (drums) and Sergey (guitar/vocals) are married to each other and I am their friend. Sergey and me are playing together in a lot of other bands from metal to esoteric-punk. Meanwhile, Amina was a photographer until the last year when she decided to play drums. All has started from simple jams in our garage and got together pretty quickly, and since then we're doing songs about dreams and memory vibes and we're having a great fun.

Q: Who are your influences?
[V] My own influences in bass are grunge and metal bands, and I'm pretty concerned that in order to play in some genre you have to study 10 others. It's just the way it is, for example there was no punk-rock before it was made by someone who heard only other music and decided to create something new. Anyone who created something new and beautiful had to master all the previous knowledge.

[S] Universe, traveling, time, dreams.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
[V] Nirvana – Bleach
Black Flag – Slip It In
Converge – Jane Doe
Primus – Sailing In The Seas Of Cheese
Slayer – Reign In Blood

[S] Blueline Medic – Text Bomb
dEUS - The Ideal Crash
Sparta – Trees
Mars Volta – De Loused In The Comatorium
Standstill – Adelante Bonaparte

[A] Thrice – Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Sidewave – Glass Giant
My Vitriol – Fine Lines
Мои Ракеты Вверх – Nuclear Weapon Mushroom Potato Chips
Failure – Fantastic Planet

Q. How do you feel playing live?
[V] It's the most appreciated thing in my life and I love it. Never felt more confident anywhere than on stage.

[S] For me it's a big challenge everytime and also a signinficant part of creative process.

[A] I haven't played on stage yet and I got drumsticks falling from my hands%)

Q. How do you describe Endless Sleeper sounds?
Distorted bass, space guitars and monolith drums. It all comes up as a thick music substance.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
[S] Our friend Sasha from Barracuda Records is helping us with all the recording stuff. We've done our first EP live, in our garage, but we decided to go other way with our upcoming release "Deep Wave" where we're recording instruments track by track. It all comes up simple: we're bringing mixer, computer, sound card, mics and good mood. Yes, we're getting nervous sometimes but most of the time we're happy with all the magic we have.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
[A] The Wytches, Newmoon, Pale Honey, Panda Riot

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
[V] The Life And Times – Day Nine

[A] Dasher – We Know So

Q: What are your plans for the future?
To play music, create and record new tracks, shoot videos and tour. Have fun!

Q: Any parting words?
Believe in miracles an yourself. And travel more!