quinta-feira, 26 de abril de 2018

Sexores, "East / West" - Track by Track

O duo equatoriano, radicado em Barcelona, Sexores, é nome conhecido e querido aqui no TBTCI.

E novamente Emilia Bahamonde e David Yépez retornam as páginas do TBTCI para celebrar o terceiro trabalho deles, lançado há pouco mais de um mês, "East / West" é uma viagem com ares retro, sendo que o enfoque do Sexores no álbum é visivelmente nos 80´s. A atmosfera que exala do disco é sedutora e viciante. David e Emilia, não deixaram o shoegaze e dreampop característico de lado, na realidade eles viraram coadjuvantes, onde agora, o papel principal são os synths, por vezes quase dançantes, mas sempre cerebrais.

Fantasmas de Heaven 17 e Human League pairam o disco, mas o elixir criado pelo Sexores pega esse sonho oitentista e o joga em um caldeirão melancolicamente cintilante.

Um disco belíssimo e com direito e oito faixas instrumentais que se interligam todas entre elas mesmas, fora as oito primeiras canções do álbum, enfim, "East / West" é complexo e ambicioso, sem soar pedante, tudo nele soa natural.

E para discos desse nível, o TBTCI sempre tenta buscar algo mais, e para isso, David e Emilia gentilmente explanaram música a música e os segredos de "East / West", enfim foram revelados.

***** Sexores, "East / West" - Track by Track *****

1. "Tales of the East Coast: a) Bluish Lovers": it's a love song, unique in our discography; It is visually inspired by New York and is the first part of this kind of tales of the East Coast of the United States. The first time we went to that city, personally it left me with a strong impression: it was very cold and the streets were immense, basically we were in a place that we will never forget. (David's point of view)

2. "The City That Sorrow Built": I always joke that another name for this song could be Quito, although sometimes I feel that the music is too good to describe this city, however I'm staying with the image of a rainy Quito, full of fog and sodium ligths; this song means that, the place that produces all my sadness, I do not like living here, but at the same time I do not want to leave because here are the people I love. (David's point of view)

3. "When I'm in Your Eyes": this song is a kind of state of mind from the point of view of an aborted child who understands that it is better to leave before being a burden for a mother who did not choose that responsibility. He knows that she will love him and he will remain in his memories, but he loves her too and he prefers to give his life for her. (Emilia's point of view)

4. "Tropical Nest": is a portrait of the vulnerability of girls in Latin America. Here you are guilty if you are raped because you were responsible for provoking it. As a girl you must assume the stereotypes of society that limits you to pursue your true dreams. (Emilia's point of view)

5. "Underneath": I wrote it for David's grandparents, specifically. In general, I speak here of the couples who have survived the time. Relationships change over the years, but good and bad times, health and illness must be faced together. (Emilia's point of view)

6. "Evil Drivers": this song is inspired by the comics of Ghost Rider, Hellraiser and some road movies. There is a desire for justice and revenge within a song that sounds like Pet Shop Boys on the synthesizers. To make the lyric idea fit into such a stylized song, I prefer to think of Nicolas Winding Refn films or those eighties classics like Maniac Cop or Into the Night, they are better visual references. (David's point of view)

7. "Berlin": is a confusing love letter that evokes obsession and masochism within secret lyrical nuances and an aggressive instrumentation. The perfect song to dance in clubs in Eastern Europe. I was inspired when we were traveling in Europe, especially when we met a couple of clubs in Berlin. (David's point of view)

8. "Rigel": curiosity to the unknown, life beyond our planet. Far away in the stars may be someone who is still waiting to meet you. (Emilia's point of view)

9. "The Great Blue Hole": we have always been curious about the bottom of the sea. There is much to know, but our body does not allow it. (Emilia's point of view)

10. "Dazed": feeling dazed by vastness, we are alone in reality, in the middle of the universe and we are an insignificant point within infinity. (Emilia's point of view)

11. "#nsfk": all the perversions and vices of adults. We are rotten and we are nauseated by the corruption of the human mind. (David's point of view)

12. "Tales of the East Coast: b) Neon Hearts": is an instrumental variation of Bluish Lovers, but in this case represents an infinite "pad". (Emilia's point of view)

13. "6th Floor": is a representation of the boredom of everyday life, spending most of the time in an office, almost to become a machine. (Emilia's point of view)

14. "Tibidabo": we love Barcelona, but when we were there the first time it was difficult for us to adapt to the new rhythm of life. The first afternoon we visited Tibidabo and found the automaton museum as coincidentally (Emilia's specialization) we understood that this was our destiny. (Emilia's point of view)

15. "Luna": dedicated to the animals of the street, those which have been abandoned and which must spend endless hardships, from finding food, to crossing the street and find a safer place to sleep. (David's point of view)

16. "This is Not My Way Back Home": when we returned to Ecuador, despite having much more support from the public, we never felt as accepted as in Europe. It's as if we were aliens trying to communicate in an unknown language. (David's point of view)