quinta-feira, 8 de novembro de 2018

Fields Of Mars with Holy Monitor - An Interview

Lisergias krautianas vindas de terras gregas, apresento-lhes o combo de freaks, Holy Monitor.

Os caras chegam agora com sua segunda viagem, leia-se, segundo disco, intitulado sinteticamente por "II".

"II" sucede o debute homônimo de 2017, e permanece em ácidas vibrações matematicamente sequenciais. Algo como um kraut espacial com sabores de psilocibina em tons cinzentos.

Bad trips sonoras.

***** Interview with Holy Monitor *****

Q. When did Holy Monitor begin? Tell us about the history...
A. In the summer of 2014 George and Stefanos started recording and producing a bunch of abstract ideas and giving them a form, with no intention of creating a band, but working on music as a studio project. In 2015 two EPs "Golden Light" and "Aeolus" were digitally released. The need to perform these songs live emerged and Alex (bass), Vangelis (keyboards) and Dimitris (drums) joined the band.

Q. Who are your influences?
A. Our musical interests vary, from Brian Eno to Neu! and from Tinariwen to Wooden Shjips.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A. Can - Tago Mago
Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
The Beatles - Revolver
Ali Farka Toure - Talking Timbuktu
Brian Eno - Music for Airports

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A. There is nothing like it. When you free your self and get in trance, giving in to the music, you are off the track of space and time, creating every time a unique, not-turning-back moment.

Q. How do you describe Holy Monitor´s sounds?
A. It's like a travel in the desert, on a strange planet, through balmy days and halcyon nights.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
A. Sometimes it starts with a drum beat and sometimes with a guitar riff in the studio. The bass and the second guitar and the keyboards are added and the vocals and lyrics complete the recording. Simple as that.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
A. Check out our good friends The Steams, Acid Barretts, Alien Mustangs and Zaira Effect

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
A. Spacemen 3

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A. Gigs, studio, gigs...