O trio sueco de Malmö, Echo Ladies, retorna as páginas do TBTCI em grande estilo, o motivo, o debute deles.
"Pink Noise", o álbum, sequencia os dois primeiros, e, bombásticos singles da banda, chegando no tal , amadurecimento sonoro dos caras, não que isso represente lá muita coisa. Passeando por clássicos dos cultuados selos, 4AD e Creation, os suecos acrescentam na receita, uma certa fascinação por Kate Bush e elementos tipicamente krautianos, deixando o caldeirão ainda mais saboroso.
O resultado é um menu deliciosamente viciante, principalmente por conta do inegável apelo pop do Echo Ladies. Oito pérolas que são devidamente desvendadas pelos seus criadores nessa apetitosa track by track.
Bon appetit !!!!
Bon appetit !!!!
***** Echo Ladies, "Pink Noise" - Track by Track *****
We wanted to have a intro for the album that was a bit different from the rest of the songs. Maybe a bit missleading but we wanted people to get interested as soon as they put on the record, not knowing what to expect.
We wanted to write an aggressive song with a big chorus. Aggressive drums and aggressive synths. Great song to open up the album with, after ”Intro”. The titel is also like a statement. We feel like everyone’s always expected to be happy and satisfied with things. It should be more accepted to be ”Almost Happy”!
Apart wasn’t even finished when we entered the studio. It’s a song about fear of growing up and having to let things go. And it truly came alive when we plugged in the Juno. We tweaked it for 15 minutes or so until we got this big, sad sound that glued the whole song together. Really sounds like the world is ending, in a good way.
It’s about the need to be left alone and to be isolated. But after too much time on your own maybe you go a bit nuts... We’re really happy with how the sound of the song turned out and even happier with the GREAT video our dear friend Ebba Ågren directed. It really adds something to the song.
With Darklands we really flirt with krautrock, which all three of us love. It’s about what you see from the stage while preforming. The darkness, the lights and what the crowd really look like when they’re watching you. It’s inspired from when Joar worked as an extra at the opera house here in Malmö.
Hard Ending is about stupid love. When you know you should end something with another person but you just keep coming back to echother. Time after time.
The most ”shoegazy” song of the album! It’s a slow but steady going song about how being in love can feel overrated sometimes. That you shouldn’t feel like a mess-up or a loser if you’re not in a relationship.
Waiting For A Sign
The first song we wrote for ”Pink Noise”! It’s about the feeling of being missplaced, not belonging anywhere. And that feeling safe isn’t necessarily the feeling to strive for. Sometimes you feel stuck and you want something to change. Waiting for something new and exciting to happen.”