terça-feira, 22 de maio de 2018

Senen Lempuyangan with Grow Rich - An Interview

Nos primeiros momentos de "Poo She Whack On", faixa de abertura do novo EP do Grow Rich o que se escuta é um delicioso revival da C86, mais precisamente os early years de Mr. Bobby Gillespie e seu Primal Scream.

Um bubblegum com elementos do pop punk clássico, leia-se Buzzcocks, Undertones, gerando aquelas melodias grudentas que todos nós aprendemos a amar.

E assim segue "Senen Lempuyangan", o EP. Nada de novo, nada de original, apenas música pop grudenta, e isso a gente gosta, e muito.

***** Interview with Grow Rich *****

Q. When did Grow Rich start? Tell us about the history...
I first thinking about starting this musical Project of mine, back in the mid of 2016, You know I used to be a musician in a several underground band, And then the unpredictable business nature of my day job makes me no longer able to stay in the band. But hey I love music so much, it's in my veins, I am a natural song-writer. it's the only effective way I can express how I feel.

But I need something in the more flexible form than a conventional band, so I start this one man Project, I invite a drummer to fill the beat on my song, simply because i know the concept of drums pattern in my song, but don't have the ability to play it right by my own self.

I use my saving salary from my day job to finance the whole production of this song including recording, mixing and mastering. I supervise everything until my first single 'Cash to Kyodo' release in Bandcamp with it's B-Side 'Cirrus the Virus'. A punkish groovy indie rock song with a downer shoegazing pot-smoking love song as it's B-Side.

Q: Who are your influences?
I rarely use other music as my influence, in fact my life experience is the real inspiration of mine. I let everything flow in natural way when it comes to creative process regarding composing every song structure, I am a moody dreamy person, a mixed of Taurus sun sign and Pisces moon sign, so everytime I want to make a song, all i have to do is getting myself having a daydream.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
I go with:

Nirvana - In Utero
Black Flag - Damaged
Radiohead - Pablo Honey
Agnostic Front - Cause For Alarm
The Beatles - The Anthology

Q. How do you feel playing live?
To be honest I'm not a fond of playing live, at least for now, maybe later, who knows? I prefer to be a recording artist than performing artist, because in the studio I can undo every occured errors, but when playing live being flaw is inevitable and to a perfectionist with OCD diagnosed like me. it's kinda unbearable painful thing when mistake or error is occured while playing live, I know this may sounds like senseless bullshits.

But I'm the one who really knows about what I feel and what best for me. I know what I want, and seeking perfection is such a torturing yet pleasant experience.

Q. How do you describe Grow Rich´s sounds?
Indie Rock with lots of Hardcore Punk elements, here and there.. with strong penchant for human psychology in the lyric sections.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
In my new EP, I use Mesa Boogie for my guitar amp, Gallen Krueger amplifier for my Bass, Shure Mic for my vocals, with a proportional use of Flanger and Reverb for my melodic sound, also I invite a kick ass drummers from Death Metal and Grindcore Scene to punch and kick every beats on my indie rock song. They are Arya Gilang from DEAD VERTICAL and Qory Ariyanto from Trench Horror.. I want a fresh style sound of drums that's why i invite Arya and Qory.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
From Indonesia I would like to recommend you to listen to Sharespring (https://sharesprings.bandcamp.com/album/trush) they play very energic shoegaze music

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
The Everly Brothers - All I Have to do is Dream ... I would love to make a sludge punk version of this oldies song, in style of The Melvins

Primal Scream - Velocity Girl ..... Somebody should produce a punk cover version of this song, and I think it's me..

Q: What are your plans for the future?
Regarding Grow Rich, I will keep continue produce, release my musical creativity and tell the whole world about the existence of it, while keep swimming my life so i don't have to drown in the river of madness depression. Oh yeah some profits I made, I donate to NGO who fight for animals and fighting the existence of Human Trafficking. That kind of human cruelty must be stop and I Support that cause.

Q: Any parting words?
Keep moving forward and don't back down. Thank you Renato!