domingo, 11 de março de 2018

Strawberry Cough with Deceased Squirrel On The Phone - An Interview

Guitarra e bateria apenas, e uma gigantesca sensação de desordem.

Para o duo da República Tcheca, Deceased Squirrel On The Phome, Tomas aka Warren e Bubu, respectivamente  guitarra/voz e bateria, não se faz necessário absolutamente mais nada. Tudo pode ser devidamente atestado no debute "Strawberry Cough", lançado em Janeiro. 

Um exercício de minimalista noise freak, agressivo, experimental e caótico. Referências de kraut, no wave, art noise e brutalidade sonora são os predicados que guiam a obra.

Perfeitamente recomendado para curar melancolias agudas. Definitivamente não recomendado a indie kids.

***** Interview with Deceased Squirrel On The Phone *****

Q: When did Deceased Squirrel On the Phone begin? Tell us about the history...
Deceased Squirrel on the Phone begin in 2010. Inspired by squirrel corpse, which was fried in neon of erotic club Moulin Rouge. Our band has two members. I play the guitar and sing and Bubu play two toms and cymbal. I write poems and do paintings too. Bubu is a photographer. We use it in a band then. We love surrealism and dada.

Q: Who are your influences?
Musical influences: Roky Erickson, Syd Barrett, Damo Suzuki, Half Japanese, Baby Woodrose, Laraaji, Bobby Conn Other influences: Wilhelm Reich, Terence McKenna

Q: Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Can - Monster Movie
Genesis - Foxtrot
Starship Beer – Nut Music As Free As The Squirrels
Daniel Johnston & Jad Fair - It's Spooky
Bobby Conn - The Homeland

Q: How do you feel playing live?
We like to play in small clubs, where people are close to us. We love to play for example in Fluff fest, where is Psychtent stage. It´s great place. Bubu is very serious before our show. It is not fun for her, she wants to change the world with playing. I enjoy it.

Q: How would you describe Deceased Squirrel On the Phone´s sounds?
Minimalist, lo-fi songs influenced by noise and psychedelia, with lyrics based on surreal humor, for example: Adrien Brody double gets hiccups at the shop with fishing equipment in Oslo. Or song Strawberry Cough is transcription of Michael Caine and Clive Owen dialogue from The Children of Men movie.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Most of songs we recorded in studio: guitar, vocal and drums together. Just Dead Holidays Heal Slowly was recorded lo-fi in rehearsal room with sounded little woods and guitar effect Pulsar. In I Stopped Smoking In The Mirror we recorded two guitars and cymbal in rehearsal room too.

Q: Which new bands do you recommend?
We recommend fOfY, project of our friend from Italy. His composition Dusk is amazing. Best listening is with Mango Sapphire. Next Octopoulpe. The best live concert experience. French drummer, which lives in South Korea. He plays in octopus disguise. We recommend Stoned to Death records too. It´s cassettes label. Everything, what stoned bear publishes, is cool.

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
 Shake Sugaree by Elisabeth Cotten. We like this song so much. We would do it as sugar mantra.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
We´ll go to London participate in Europan Poetry festival. We prepare literary-musical performance for this festival.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks a lot to The Blog That Celebrates Itself for interest in DSOTP. We are happy! Music and all being is energy. We are part of everything. Things falling into the ground are not to be found if you call a deceased squirrel you might get back Things falling into the ground