sexta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2019

Candle Wishes with Frozen Nothings - An Interview

Tallahassee, Florida, local que abriga o projeto Frozen Nothings.

Informações sobre do que se trata basicamente inexistem na rede, e esse mistério ao redor da sonoridade melancolicamente triste e sonhadora só poderia ser desvendado, modéstia a parte pelo TBTCI.

Pode parecer prepotente, mas, infelizmente até mesmo os "meios de comunicação" especializados muitas vezes simplesmente ignoram a existência de projetos/bandas como o Frozen Nothings, e, em muitas vezes mesmo, um ótimo e promissor trabalho acaba por ficar completamente escondido e reservado a meia dúzia de pessoas.

Esse é o papel do TBTCI, cavar profundamente nesses terrenos virgens e deixar você saborear estas preciosidades ocultas.

Aqui, o Frozen Nothings, é composto por Ian, o cara que traduz sonoramente seus instintos sonoros. Shoegaze, em sua essência, sem devaneios extremos, apenas uma linha levemente encharcada de reverberações sonhadoras.

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***** Interview with Frozen Nothings *****

Q. When did Frozen Nothings begin? Tell us about the history...
Frozen Nothings is a project I started in April of 2017. There are hardly any bands where I currently live which is in Tallahassee, Florida and there are not many people around who do anything musical or creative here. Also a problem is that Tallahassee is a college town, and the few bands that are here don't want someone as old as their dad playing with them, so my age is a factor, and I understand that. I realized that if I wanted to play music again I had to do it all myself. I've done other solo music in the past but nothing serious that I wanted to share. Frozen Nothings is a project that allows me to do this.

Q: Who are your influences?
 I am a huge music fan and nerd of every genre , and I find joy in so many diverse artists. Frozen Nothings is sort of my love letter to different time periods, for example on this first e.p. the track Beyond You is my "late 80s Dinosaur Jr. / Sonic Youth meets 90's My Bloody Valentine" song. I think of the last track Candle Wishes as my " Pink Floyd meets Joy Division" song. I don't ever think my music will ever escape my personality though which is that of a often depressed middle aged American trying to keep my sanity in our horribly fucked up country.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
1) Queen - The Game. My first rock record given to me by my Great-Grandmother! on my 8th birthday.An amazing introduction to rock & roll.
2) Joy Division - Closer. I was introduced to this by the first girl who I ever kissed, who then quickly left me, and it's been the soundtrack to my heartbreak ever since.
3) Mercury Rev - Yerself is Steam. My modern day Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
4) Sonic Youth - Evol. If I want to feel like a screwed up teenager again Ill put this on.
5) Duran Duran - Rio. DD were my first live concert , and I still have yet to witness another concert that matches the energy of that show.

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I wish I could play these songs live, but there is not any musicians or audience for this kind of music around me. I'd have to travel several hours to Tampa ,Atlanta, or Orlando to play a show that might have any type of friendly audience.

Q. How do you describe Frozen Nothings´ sounds?

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Well it's slow because I'm alone. I always start with electronics first, putting in a simple keyboard line , noises , and a drum machine. Then Ill put guitar overdubs over that, and then vocals. Once I know what I'm singing Ill replace the drum machine with live drums, and then fill out the rest with whatever.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
 Astari Nite - hes from Florida too,very cool. Drab Majesty, Actors, Preoccupations,Cherry Glazerr, Minuit Machine, Studded Left, Boy Harsher..I could go on for a while.

Q: Q. Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
 Something from my youth probably. A version of Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown might be cool.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
I've been looking at some older tracks of mine and finding some stuff I'd like to redo to make them better. I'd like to have something finished by the end of summer,but there is no rush. I'd like to release a few tracks every year and Ill be happy. I throw a lot of songs away before I get to the ones I can stand haha!

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you so much for reading this and checking out my music! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing blog, it is a really cool way to find new music and I am huge new fan! I would love to play or even visit your beautiful and amazing country someday - greetings from U.S.A!