sexta-feira, 6 de abril de 2018

Glitterer with Illogical Time Concerns - An Interview

John Ricksen é a mente por trás do projeto, Illogical Time Concerns.

Um trabalho exclusivamente de estúdio e, com uma extensa discografia a ser desvendada. Mas, por aqui vamos apenas focar no que é, ou ao menos, tentar dar um direcionamento a você, no que o ITC te oferta.

A começar pelo mais recente álbum, "Glitterer", lançado há pouco menos de um mês, onde se comparado por exemplo ao trabalho anterior, "Badlands II", do ano passado, traz uma mudança conceitual. Enquando "Badlands II" soa mais cru e orgânico, "Glitterrer", ao contrário, exprime uma sonoridade mais moderna, com evidentes efeitos criados por samples e eletronices diversas, mas sempre com guitarras em evidência.

Reserve seu tempo e experimente experimentar uma banda com conceito de não banda onde tudo pode ser experimentado, sem rótulos, sem pré requisitos, apenas música, assim é o Illogical Time Concerns.

***** Interview with Illogical Time Concerns *****

Q: When did Illogical Time Concerns begin?
A:Illogical Time Concerns is the solo project of John Ricksen who has been creating music since 2004 (Sometime collaborators include Mark Ricksen – John’s brother and Billy Boyle -drummer from Collider). The project started when my college band broke up and I realized I still needed an outlet for expression via music. ITC has been releasing a record or two every year since its inception – even while running in conjunction with my other band Collider (2008 - 2011). I currently only have my output from 2010 – current available on bandcamp.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: I was a child of the 90s and grew up right in the heyday of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins. Those bands definitely made an impact – as well as the discovery of shoegaze and ambient music as I grew a bit older. I am a huge believer in tone – music that takes you to a different / specific place.

Q: Make a list of 5 albums of all time:
A: Seems like an impossible question – I’ll list 5 below that have been resonating for me with explanations:

Hammock – Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow – I have listened to this album every night for 10+ years.

Radiohead – Kid A- Probably the best album to come out in my lifetime – I love how they went experimental at the height of their popularity – the tone is all encompassing.

Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street – My favorite sunny day album – loose /ragged rock n roll.

Stooges – Raw Power – Have started listening to this a lot in the last few years – does rock n roll get better than this? Search and Destroy might be my favorite rock n roll song of all time.

Fleetwood Mac – Tusk – Heard this for the first time a few summers ago and keep coming back to it – great vibes –love the experimental exploratory tone.

Q: How do you feel playing live?
A: ITC is primarily a studio project. ITC has played live only a number of times in very intimate settings. Not a big fan of playing live at this point – as a one man show there is too much to balance in a live setting that the rewards are diminished.

Q: How do you describe ITC’s Sounds?
A: Imagine robert pollard got stoned and recorded in his garage with brian eno all summer - and they all they did was cover Radiohead as Pearl Jam.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
A: I try to approach each record I make with a different set of limits and constraints to help create a specific atmosphere and tone. It keeps it fun and easier to make decisions. IE: guitar and drums recorded live only. Electronics only no organic instruments, Samples and Reverb Pianos with no percussion...etc.

Q:Which new bands do you recommend?
A: New bands I’ve recently gotten into are The 1975, Body Vox, Rostam.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
A: My two favorite covers I play are Neil Young – Powderfinger and Waxahatchee – Be Good

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: The future is now – going to keep on creating its what keeps me moving forward.

Q: Any parting words?
A: If you like the songs from Glitterer – please check out my other records – they are all free to download on my bandcamp page and have tone and influences descriptions to help guide the listener.