terça-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2017

Down In The Sky with A Party For The Dead - An Interview

"Down In The Sky" é o terceiro EP lançado só neste ano dos franceses do A Party For The Dead.

Cruelmente desconhecidos os caras, são o que podemos resumidamente chamar de pós qualquer coisa, tem post hardcore, tem pós punk, tem noise, tem principalmente caos em formas barulhentas.

Discípulos dos ensinamentos de SY, Fugazi, MBV, Joy Division, a lista poderia ser imensa, mas o que o APFTD fez, foi condensar décadas de desesperado, barulho e angústia, condensando em doses cavalares em espasmos caóticos.

É com eles que o TBTCI se despede deste 2017, tão caótico, intenso e desesperado como a música do APFTD.

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***** Interview with A Party For The Dead *****

Q. When did A Party for The Dead start? Tell us about the history...
APFTD started in 2013 in Bordeaux France. It was a jam no covers at the beginning, we started to create our own music, they were only instrumental songs a mix of post rock, sludge and surf music. I played experimental sounds of guitars and samples on a repetitive drum and bass.

The mutation was experimental a sort of dub rock with spoken words, then we decide to write songs.
I was into post punk shoe gaze, Patrick (drums) and Xavier (bass) were doing the metal thing and it all mashed together.

Q: Who are your influences?
We have several, we all like old punk rock, post core, noise rock, stoner metal, and ambient.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
so hard to answer it is a cross section for sure. We like
- Joy Division Unknown pleasures
- Smashing Pumpkins Mellon collie and the infinite sadness
- My Bloody Valentine Loveless
- Kyuss Welcome to sky valley
- Sonic Youth Goo

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It’s still always a new context.
This doesn’t get boring to us no matter how many times the songs are played.

We are focus on transmit some of the thoughts or feelings we have and play them to people afresh.
Positive energy is the point.

Q. How do you describe A Party for The Dead sounds?
One day someone talked about cold stoner but sludge gaze that’s our definition. It’s a kind of post rock songs mixed with sludge heaviness and electro noises. The mix is raw especially with fuzzy basslines, mystic parts, noisy samples and reverb effects. APFTD is a live band and we want to stay like this, with a pure rock energy. We wants to go deep but not dark, it’s white magic. It is about our life and the nature we think about emotionally, and then the sound and the groove, it just mix together and turn into music. It makes people feel something. Music is a pure art form.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Everyone brings something patience or ideas. That’s our process of writing. The place where we record is important. It is always a new challenge, we still want to progress. The mood and the people we work with, it’s an honest adventure.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Ringo Deathstarr
Alexandre Navarro
some of them are not new sorry

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Joy division, Pink Floyd, Young Gods, Fugazi, Mogwai

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Concerts, meeting other bands, songwriting, travelling. We can’t wait to do the next record

Q: Any parting words?
We would like to thank our friends, families, bands, people who enjoy our concerts and recordings.