sexta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2018

Watching You with The Visceral Pleasure - An Interview

Para uma banda com menos de um ano de vida, o duo londrino, Visceral Pleasure, impressiona, e impressiona muito.

Muito por conta do caos angustiante inserido na primeira trilogia de singles, todos lançados este ano.

Terrenos gélidos e sombrios são o pano de fundo para os soundscapes criados por Lex e Keeley, ele guitarras, ela vocais e, ambos, responsáveis por evocar fantasmas de Jarboe, Coil e todo levante de cold wave.

Fãs de noites sem fim irão apreciar infinitamente.

***** Interview with The Visceral Pleasure *****

Q. When did The Visceral Pleasure begin? Tell us about the history...
The concept of The Visceral Pleasure began early in 2018. I had been creating soundscapes and they started to evolve into a song form. We then messed around with putting vocals on and it just worked.

Q: Who are your influences?
Our influences are visual as well as sonic. The way viewing something makes you feel inspires sound and mood so I would say early Cocteau Twins, Francis Bacon, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Trent Reznor, Swans, Jarboe and early Cindytalk are the main sources of inspiration.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels
Swans - The Great Annihilator
This Mortal Coil - It’ll End In Tears
Cindy Talk - Camouflage Heart
Coil - Horse Rotorvator

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Like we are part of the sound and chaos.

Q. How do you describe The Visceral Pleasure´s sounds?
As if you were walking into the Roadhouse in Twin Peaks.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I’ll sketch a song out of playing around with guitar sounds/scapes I make and various drum sounds I programme. We have a book of lyrics that we both write into randomly. I’ll sit down with the book and form the vocal lines. The vocals get recorded and I’ll produce a full track to what you hear today.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
We don’t think new bands get nearly enough time or publicity so finding them can be near impossible and time consuming. It’s something that needs to be addressed. For now we just channel everything into our sound.

Q: Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
Well we have a Coil cover up our sleeves already that we are yet to put out, maybe in the future. We really want to concentrate on our own work at the moment.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
An e.p and then an album.

Q: Any parting words?
We are giving away our first trilogy of songs through bandcamp on the basis you can donate or download as you see fit for a limited time. So grab them while you can at