sexta-feira, 22 de dezembro de 2017

Spiritual Objects with Tisiphone - An Interview

Pós punk tribal, cabalístico e desesperador, assim é o trio francês, Tisiphone.

Rezando pela cartilha e evocando Neubauten, Siouxsie, Lydia Lunch, These Immortal Souls, Crime & The City Solution, o Tisiphone cometeu um álbum fúnebre e hipnótico. O disco homônimo veio ao mundo no ano passado e sugere uma aura sombria regada a caos e desesperança.

Não há espaço para a luz na música do Tisiphone, penetre nos caminhos desesperadores da música deles se tiver coragem.

***** Interview with Tisiphone *****

Q. When did Tisiphone start? Tell us about the history...
Clara: Tisiphone started in 2013. Leonard and Suzanne met 10 years ago at the Conservatoire in Lyon, they were in violin studies. I met Leonard in 2012 in a Drama school in Lyon, so I met Suzanne who was sharing a flat with Leonard. We were all friends "almost" living together, partying, etc, and during the winter of 2013, we watched David Lynch's serial Twin peaks, and were also listening to The cure's Pornography album. One day we decided to make "cold wave" music, to make a band together and maybe one day playing concert! Leonard had a guitar and an old drum in his room, suzanne had a bass, , I wanted to sing and to hit something, we made our first rehearsal in his room by night with candles - it was fucking cold - and we created our song Black Velvet, that's how Tisiphone was born.

Q: Who are your influences?
Influences would be bands like The Cure, Prokofiev, Nina Hagen, David Lynch, Coil, Einsturzende Neubauten, Joy division, Sonic youth, Suicide, but also R'n'B music, electro, punk... and things they aren't this type of music as nature, our dreams and poetry.

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Clara : I feel alive. that i want to be honest with what i'm feeling at the moment, which that's a thing that sometimes could be difficult to touch in life, to trust our feelings. I need to share with Leonard and Suzanne, that's a moment we create together, I love harmony and strengh that it can give, and i love them so much when we play all together, anyway I feel love like donna Summer.

The power to give, to share with people what's happening, what I express by playing and singing our songs, and i'm very sensitive with people in live because I look at them all the time while I'm playing, because I want them to listen, to be here, and sometimes it's frightening, sometimes I don't want them to look at me but I try to accept it and to make it good. But I don't want people feel unconfortable, even if i think it's not always a bad thing.

Q. How do you describe Tisiphone sounds?
Clara : I would say it can be hypnotic, cold, can be also warm, savage, dark, brutal, tribal, soft, absurd, romantic, raging.. Like a dream. A lot of chaos.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Clara : That's not our speciality!! ( lol) We recorded at a time we didn't know really how to do it the right way. We made it with a lot of instinct, it's a lot of work, you have to be prepared very well, to know what to do first, in which order you record the instruments etc..

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Sevdaliza / PRICE / Tombouctou / Pharmakon / Wand / Le prince Harry...

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
Clara : I would like to make a cover of Rowland S. Howard, a song called "autoluminescent".
And so many more, like alan vega's "love cry".

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Clara : We are going to record our next album this winter ! Niiiice.

Q: Any parting words?
"It was so beautiful that i would not want to live anymore." Georges Bataille