terça-feira, 21 de novembro de 2017

Slow Dunes with Wind Mile - Interview and Premiere

Um sopro refrescante de leveza pairando entre sonhos, mas com tonalidades cinzentas, assim é "Slow Dunes" novo single do duo Wind Mile.

Antonin e Marie evocam beleza e leveza suavizando os tempos caóticos do nosso cotidiano, e "Slow Dunes" é daquelas canções pop perfeitas, para serem degustadas ininterruptamente.

A mente e o coração agracedem.

***** Interview with Wind Mile *****

Q. When did Wind Mile start? Tell us about the history...
Antonin : It started when I composed my first 30-second tunes 4 years ago I guess. And since then, it is somehow shaped by all the musicians I met, one in particular, Marie, with whom I built up the project. We started playing together in September 2015, when we moved to Lille. Again, we met wonderful musicians, and the tunes kept evolving.

Marie : That is when the adventure took a new turn. We extended the compositions together and created others. The tracks were waiting for voices and lyrics, and I was glad to bring some feminin vibes to the project.

Antonin : It took us approximately a year to make full songs. The line-up changed many times, but today we are only the two of us on stage, playing the tracks we composed.

Q: Who are your influences?
Marie : The project in itself is full of influences mainly from alternative music, as indie-rock and dream-pop. But the artists I find particularly inspiring are for example RY X, Sigur Ròs, Beach House... and in terms of voice, I would say Julia Stone, Aurora, or Daughter.

Antonin : First, the bands my parents used to listen to : The Cure, Placebo, Interpol, The Wedding Present, Arcade Fire, Wu Lyf… And then, a hometown band, the Concrete Knives, which introduced indie music to me. Lately, I extended a lot the genres I listen to, and went into bossa nova, ambient, jazz… But I guess it doesn’t reflect on what we do yet. However, it’s tough to know what shapes the music you make among what shapes who you are.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Antonin : Well, let’s say 5 of the most reminded albums in my past life for now :
Wu Lyf - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils
Bob Marley - Legend
DIIV - Oshin

Marie :
That's not an easy one, but I would go for :
Elliott Smith – Either/Or
Ben Harper – Live From Mars
RY X – Dawn
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
Agnes Obel - Aventine

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Marie : It is always a mixture of apprehension and euphoria, but I guess the second wins. I mean, I really love playing live because it's so rewarding to share our music with people, to get their impressions and feelings, but we don't really compose primarily thinking about how it will be in live, the most important for me is being sincere. But then you expose yourself and this sincerity in front of people, and this is not an easy task, because it's not only your music they're listening to, it's feelings, memories, weaknesses, that you share with them.

Q. How do you describe Wind Mile sounds?
Marie : Hard question. Especially since each has its singularity which prevents us to make a general description that would suit each of them. Some are tinted of melancholia and cold waves, when others are warmer and summer related. But people agree to say that it is airy and bright. We believe that is relevant.

Antonin : I try to make instrumentals to listen to while drifting in a rowboat under the sun.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Antonin : We keep it homemade : we recorded and mixed our first tune ourselves. The main reason is that I am not the clearest when it comes to the sound I think about, so I prefer spending more time on it and mixing it myself. I am eager to learn from others as I am making a lot of mistakes during the process, for Slow Dunes I worked with other people to get more feedback.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Antonin : Let’s name a few : Lately, I discovered a dream-pop rapper called Jimi Somewhere. Pretty cool feelings. There are also a passionate artist that makes shoegaze, Pastel Coast, who is also in the same music collective as us called Noord Sfeer Records, and an electronic music artist from my hometown in France, Caen, named Superpoze. They both make beautiful tunes that awake more senses than earing.

Marie : Since Pastel Coast has already been taken, I'd say.. Modern Pleasure, and CHAMPS !

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Antonin : From way back I think about covering an old hip-hop instrumental. We played Still D.R.E’s one with my first music friends three years ago after discovering alt-J’s cover of it, and it was very cool to express ourselves on a track that wasn’t ours at the beginning.

Marie : Actually it's been awhile we are talking about it. We have not decided yet which band it would be but I'd really love making a new version of a vintage song, or from something really far from our music.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Marie : We moved in Norway not so long ago. Travelling is always very inspiring, that's when we find new ideas. So we thought : why not living abroad for a while ? We both had the opportunity to leave, so we took it.

Antonin : We are working on adapting our live set, from 5 real musicians to Marie and I. We are also composing new songs and want to enhance our live playing here. In the long term, I want to do more and more music.

Q: Any parting words?
Antonin : Thanks for the interview and your work Renato. And... disorder is out of tune, isn’t it ?

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