domingo, 3 de dezembro de 2017

Designs In Rhythm with Ice Choir - An Interview

Aos iniciados e conhecedores do submundo dos bons sons, o nome Kurt Feldman soará mais do que familiar, afinal o cara já passeou por The Pains of Being Pure At Heart e principalmente e essencialmente escreveu seu nome no ambiente alternativo sob a alcunha de The Depreciation Guild.

Mas no meio disso tudo, desde 2012 ele vem criando ao lado de comparsas peças que remetem diretamente a uma cena certa New Romantic oitentista, leia-se Talk Talk, Japan, Associates, Duran Duran, Tears For Fears entre outros, ou pop viciante comandado por synths e altamente cantarolável. 

Assim é o Ice Choir, e para apreciadores se faz mais do que necessário a audição contínua de "Designs In Rhythm", um disco que te teletransporta para um tempo onde o glamour era uma questão de estilo e atitude.

Se jogue!!!

***** Interview with Ice Choir *****

Q. When did Ice Choir start? Tell us about the history...
Before Ice Choir I was writing music for another band called Depreciation Guild. Towards the end of 2010 i was getting pretty bored with that project, so i wrote some tracks that didn't really sound like that band. Those became the first Ice Choir songs.

Q: Who are your influences?
This changes all the time, but in general, see below.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
These aren't in any particular order
1.) Breeders - Last Splash
2.) Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
3.) Taeko Ohnuki - Signifie
4.) Sophie And Peter Johnston - s/t
5.) Gangway - The Quiet Boy Ate The Whole Cake

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It's occasionally fun when things don't go wrong, but I'm definitely not a good performer or singer so i'm always reluctant to play shows. I really only ever perform live when my friends' bands ask us to open for them.

Q. How do you describe Ice Choir sounds?

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I generally start by putting a bunch of midi bullshit into the computer and then i plug my guitar in sometimes and record that too.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
There's a lot of really clever and inspiring stuff coming out on Orange Milk...Giant Claw, death's dynamic shroud.wmv, Bataille Solaire, etc. As for contemporary artists that aren't necessarily "new" but have put out good stuff recently... Lindstrøm, Actress, Sondre Lerche, Trailer Trash Tracys, Ariel Pink

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I can't think of any covers i've ever enjoyed more than the original.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
I might release some music at some point, right now i'm not writing music.

Q: Any parting words?