quarta-feira, 14 de março de 2018

A Cold Gaze with Deaf Dance - An Interview

Talvez a melhor definição para o duo de Los Angeles, Deaf Dance seja o título de seu primeiro disco, "A Cold Gaze".

Sinteticamente não vejo, ou, percebo nada, que os defina melhor do que um shoegaze gélido, melancolicamente guiado por synths e uma atmosfera pra lá de cinzenta.

Sonoramente o Deaf Dance aproxima-se de gente como Drab Majesty, Second Still, Bleib Modern e outros que conduzem suas sombras sonoras por veias que pairam entre o pós punk e o lado melancólico do shoegaze.

Perfeito para acompanhar notívagos noites adentro.

***** Interview with Deaf Dance *****

Q. When did Deaf Dance begin? Tell us about the history...
We played our first show January 2017 in Los Angeles with Choir Boy. I (Jerry - singer/songwriter) was in a post-punk band Flaamingos for a few years then decided to start Deaf Dance so I had more control over the sound and visual presentation. Hannah was keen to start rehearsing and playing shows
so we went for it.

Q: Who are your influences?
There are thousands but here are some: David Bowie, Killing Joke, Johnny Marr, Jesus and Mary Chain, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie and the Banshees, My Bloody Valentine, The Stranglers, Joy Division, Lives of Angels, Deathrock/Goth in general, Scottish postpunk (like Low Life and Josef K), The Germs, Depeche Mode, The Cramps, etc.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Tears for Fears - The Hurting
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
Iggy Pop (and Bowie) - Lust for Life
Slowdive - Souvlaki Space Station
The Smiths - Queen is Dead

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I feel lucky and excited to play live. I try to escape for an hour, escape the reality of living in the big city and have a healthy energy exchange with the audience. I am sober (no alcohol or drugs) so sometimes I get nervous before haha.

Q. How would you describe Deaf Dance´s sounds?
Death-gaze. Hazy, minimal, dark. Classic early 80's sounds mixed with a touch of 90's guitar noise.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I write and record at the same time usually. I often use a favorite song as a guide for structure or arrangement ideas. I write the bones of the song usually on acoustic guitar. Then work on the rhythm track and bass. Experiment with guitar/synth lines.Throw it all together and edit the structure. Then usually add the vocals last.

I record everything in my apartment onto my Pro Tools rig via my API A2D interface.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Drab Majesty, The Tissues, Choir Boy, Human Leather, Bleib Modern, Exit Order, Terminal A

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
hmmm, maybe "Lie to Me" by Depeche Mode, or "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Playing a lot of shows this year for the first time. First tour hopefully later this year then 2019 heading to maybe Mexico City and Eastern Europe, where they love good post-punk and darkwave.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you very much for your interest in my music and my process. I love making this art and I'm glad it is slowly beginning to reach people all over the globe!