terça-feira, 15 de maio de 2018

TV Queen with Gloom Cruise - An Interview

Oklahoma sempre ficará conhecida mundialmente por ter dado ao mundo os Flaming Lips, mas muito além dos Lips, vive o submundo dos bons sons por lá.

Tanner Watkins é o criador e o faz tudo por traz do projeto Gloom Cruise, que muito diferentemente da freaknice atual dos lips ou do barulho psicodélico de outrora, passeia por outros caminhos sonoros. Tudo em baixa fidelidade extrema, muito propositalmente, diga-se de passagem, o mundo particular de Tanner é como sua música, um sonho melancolicamente preguiçoso e borrado por synths e andamentos letárgicos.

"TV Queen" o debute do Gloom Cruise é feito sob medida para aqueles momentos em que não pensar em nada e ficar a toa, com a cabeça vazia, faz mais sentido do que qualquer coisa.

***** Interview with Gloom Cruise *****

Q. When did gloom cruise start? Tell us about the history...
Gloom Cruise actually started around the new year! I’ve been writing stuff for about 3 years now but I just recently got into my own groove and developed my own sound. All of the songs on TV Queen were written from around mid March to early early April.

Q: Who are your influences?
My biggest influences are Current Joys, My Bloody Valentine, Beach Fossils, Tears for Fears, New Order/Joy Division and LCD Soundsystem

Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
This is actually super hard but my top five are

To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
Natural Bridge/American Water by Silver Jews
Wild Heart by Current Joys
The Moon and Antarctica by Modest Mouse

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I’ve actually never played live! I have a band together for Gloom Cruise and we’re going to start practicing for live stop as soon as we can all get in one place together

Q. How do you describe gloom cruise´s sounds?
I’m not sure how I would describe the sound? I guess like hazy sleep pop haha

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
The recording is pretty easy but tedious at times. So I record full songs into my looper pedal and then run it through an interface into the recording software. I usually put around 3-4 hours in per song since I usually do double takes for instruments and then I do like 5 layers of vocals

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Moaning, Vansire and Loving

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I would love to cover Random Rules by Silver Jews or Perfect Disguise by a Modest Mouse

Q: What are your plans for the future?
The only solid concrete plans I have for GC right now is just to practice the hell out of the material and start playing as many shows as possible

Q: Any parting words?
Uhhh take care of each other and yourself, drink water, listen to Wu Tang Clan I love you all