quinta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2013

Take Me To The Other Side with 3AM - An Interview

Diretamente do Peru com conexão na Dinamarca via o selo Levitation Records, o debut do 3AM simplesmente chega como um murro bem forte no meio da cara, com o sugestivo nome de Ufo Blues Tapes o disquinho soa como um album perdido do Spacemen 3 ou do Loop ou melhor a fusão de ambos, e vejam bem, isso é algo a se comemorar, porque o 3AM não só presta reverência mas também agride os tímpanos por seus próprios méritos.

Encharcado de distorção e repetição tal qual os mestres ensinaram, o 3AM vai um pouquinho mais fundo, evocando Hawkwind e ai meus amigos, é fritação em níveis altíssimos.

Obviamente que o disquinho virou predileto aqui no TBTCI e recomendo aos fanáticos das chapações em geral.

Pegue sua bebida predileta, coloque em alto e bom som o Ufo Blues Tapes e veja o que o 3AM tem a nos contar.

***** Interview with 3AM *****

Q. When did 3AM starts, tell us about the history...
3AM started a year ago, about a week before went on tour with my other band La Ira de Dios, so the weekend before the tour I recorded this Ufo Blues Tapes and did a raw mix, and leave it there. This year, in january i started to mix it and in april we did our first show in Lima. Right now I'm touring north Europe

Q: Who are your influences?
Suicide, The Stooges, Joy Division, Hawkwind, Kraftwerk, Johnny Cash and tons of 60s garage punks

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
In no particular order...
MC5 - Kick out the Jams
Klaus Schulze - Cyborg
Xmal Deutschland - Fetish
Loop - Fade Out
Ash Ra Tempel - S/T

Q. How do you fell playing live?
It's really awesome...enjoy it a lot, and like I said, right now im answering from the road, I'm in Copenhagen in a freeday of the tour. We had 10 shows already and there's 3 more to go to finish this tour and had been an incredible experience.

Q. How do you describe 3AM sounds?
like I said before, it's like Alan Vega and Martin Rev meet Ron Asheton of a very hard-drinking binge, strung out on drugs and deciding to play some Joy Division covers. It’s drone haunted rock’n'roll

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the debut?
Was very relax and with no budget. I recorded with the help of a friend as sound engineer and we recorded the guitars layers in his bedroom and then the vocals at my kitchen, took us a weekend to do it all. The mixing process we did in 4 sessions and that's it. Was a very easy going production.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
from Peru, i would say Bang Bang Band Girl, Los Entierros, Gritalobos, Liquidarlo Celuloide...internationally, The Road to Suicide, The Hedgehogs, Narcosatanicos, ET Tumason.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
In our live shows we do Joy Division's Interzone...would love to do some Siouxie and the Banshees, Malaria!, Link Wray. Stuff like that

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Keep on droning

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for the interview and support and get the vynil, see ya all
Thanks Chino!!!!!!

quinta-feira, 22 de agosto de 2013

Super Electric with Summer Aviation - An Interview

Algumas vezes poucos acordes, um pé nos Beach Boys, ou no Stereolab e os dois afundados no Raveonettes é o suficiente pra criar música pop de altíssima qualidade.

É o caso do duo Summer Aviation de Seatlle é pois é a cidade do grunge, nos dá o prazer de conhecer Kevin e Lee ou Summer Aviation, o ep de estréia, Elevator, é uma delicia, fuzzpop de qualidade sem ser enfadanho e pedante, as vezes me lembra Black Tambourines no que diz respeito a simplicidade e na imaturidade, simplesmente viciante, meu amigo Lex Designo do programa Dose Indie na Antena Zero certamente vai delirar, e muito outros fãs do TBTCI, a comecar por mim mesmo, já se deliciou com o Summer Aviation.

Contato imediato através do TBTCI, logicamente que a entrevista não passaria batido, vamos de Lee e Kevin ou Summer Aviation.

***** Interview with Summer Aviation *****

Q. When did Summer Aviation starts, tell us about the history... 
A: Two summers ago, Kevin started playing music again after a long hiatus. He was inspired to play again after getting into the Carpenters and 60s sunshine pop. I started singing with him, and we decided to play music together. After he took me on his introductory flight lesson (he did great, by the way) we settled on the name Summer Aviation. Then we spent the next year practicing (I am still new to this) and writing and rehearsing material. Last year we started playing live shows, and eventually finished recording our EP.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends, My Bloody Valentine, Carpenters, Stereolab, Velvet Underground, Sunshine Company, lots of 4AD stuff, lots of shoegazey stuff... 60s pop, Pink Floyd, Sonic Youth, Beatles, Bacharach. Lots of noise-pop and kraut-rock, atmospheric drones, lots of stuff that may not manifest itself in our EP.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
A: 1. My Bloody Valentine -- Loveless 2. Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends -- self titled 3. Carpenters -- Close to You 4. Stereolab -- Transient Random Noise Bursts With Announcements 5. Ennio Morricone -- Once Upon a Time in the West -- these may not be the best albums ever, just five favorites that made an impact on us.

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
A: We love playing live. It takes a lot of equipment to reproduce our sound, but it's worth it.

Q. How do you describe Summer Aviation sounds?
A: Simple, melodic, fuzz-textured songs with thick arrangements. Electro sunshine fuzz?

Q: Tell us about the process of recording ep?
A: We did it at home on a Tascam 24-track machine. We tried working on a computer, but got frustrated with it and went back to the old-style knobs and sliders.. Kevin does all the music parts. Keys and bass on the EP was recorded with a Korg SV-1 electric piano and Roland SH-101 synthesizer. Guitars are mostly Gibson Les Paul, with a little Jazzmaster in there. Recording everything at home was trial-and-error. We probably do a lot of things the "wrong" way, but feel the positives outweigh the negatives at this point. We felt we could use it to our advantage to have limitations, go for a raw lo-fi sound. It's easier and cheaper to tinker around at home instead of trying to carve stuff out in a real studio... Although it would be nice to use top-notch equipment. Someday maybe!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: We've been so infatuated with 60s and 70s pop lately, we have no idea about newer bands right now! For the last few years, that's all we've been listening to. It was partially an artistic decision to only listen to old stuff, let the influence sink in. It's still sinking in, hopefully it will show up more on our next recordings.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: We do a Nilsson cover at live shows, we've done Roger Nichols songs. We're planning on covering a Sunshine Company song in the future, for sure... Some others would be Love Generation, Peppermint Rainbow, Zombies, Eternity's Children.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A: Start recording the next album! We want to learn from the first one, and do better. We're also looking to play more live shows and possibly tour, but we'd have to get our name out a bit more.

Q: Any parting words?
A: We just want to create something beautiful.
Thanks Kevin and Lee

segunda-feira, 19 de agosto de 2013

Nightime with [aftersun] - An Interview

Stephan Cherkashin (Telltale, Audn) já é um dos grandes nomes aqui nas páginas do TBTCI, e não a toa o cara retorna novamente com seu [aftersun], pos punk, shoegazer em tons negros, vocal que remete a Jaz Coleman do Killing Joke e um instrumental que mescla Chameleons com Moose, ou seja shoegazer e pos punk abracados e simplesmente de modo que a perfeicão do [aftersun] transporta entre o amor e o ódio é explicita nas letras, Stephan C e Adam Humphreys criaram um mundo pessoal onde as almas podem ser confortadas e enlouquecidas, depende do seu estado de espirito.

A discografia desse duo do Brooklyn é por completo fundamental, então vai no link lá embaixo e leia o que eles tem a dizer, porque avisa quem amigo é.

***** Interview with [aftersun] *****

Q. When did [aftersun] starts, tell us about the history...
The band started when Stephan's band Telltale broke up in 2010. He had written several songs that he still wanted to record and he decided to do a solo project called [aftersun]. He recorded and released an EP called Pain Sounds in 2011. Adam and Stephan knew each other from the bar where Stephan bartended. Adam had recently finished an album with the band Denner in 2011 and was looking for a new project. The two decided to work together shortly after that.

Q: Who are your influences?
Adam: I'm still influenced by a lot of classic alternative music from the 80s. Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, Killing Joke. I also read a lot of existential literature which influences me as well..

Stephan: French cold wave, synth pop, shoegaze, trip hop.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
-Killing Joke - Fire Dances
-Echo and the Bunnymen - Porcupine
-Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
-My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
-Joy Division - Closer

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Originally [aftersun] was thought of as a studio project. We had no intention of playing live shows and haven't done one yet. We have received several offers and requests to play live recently and may end up doing some shows later this year.. First we will both need to buy new amps, though, because both of our amps were covered in 10 feet of water in a rehearsal space in downtown Manhattan during hurricane Sandy last year! We would also need to add a few more people to the project to get a good live sound. We're accepting applications..

Q. How do you describe [aftersun] sounds?
Moody, dark, reverby.. It's hard to describe. We prefer people to listen and come to their own conclusions.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the album?
We both brought a few songs to the project and then we wrote several together in a rehearsal space. The recording process was totally DIY. We got together at each others apartments and recorded using our own equipment. Finding time was always an issue because we both have busy lives with work and relationships needing attention.. Stephan did all of the mixing and mastering himself on a home computer.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
We shared a rehearsal space with Dead Leaf Echo for a while and their new album "Thought and Language" is great. Screen Vinyl Image are putting out really good stuff as well. Xeno & Oaklander are great. Kindest Lines. Spirit System. Factory Floor. Replicas. Stargazer Lillies. Vinyl Williams released an EP called "Naked Sanctuary" that's amazing.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
It's hard to do covers of songs by bands that we love because we love their versions and couldn't improve on them. If we were to do a cover it would probably be of a song that is not related to the style of music that we like. That way we can explore and experiment more..

Q: What´s the plans for future....
We're going to continue recording and hopefully have a new single ready before the end of the year..

Q: Any parting words?
Keep calm and stay sexy.
Thanks Stephan

terça-feira, 13 de agosto de 2013

A Forest with Schonwald - An Interview

Cold Wave em estado bruto diretamente da Itália para virar prediletos do TBTCI e logicamente do CºLD, assim é o Schonwald, na realidade um duo formado por Luca e Ale, o mais interessante de tudo é os caras fazerem parte do cast da barulhenta Hozac Records, casa de gente como Woven Bones e afins, mas existe uma linha tênue que explica isso, o Schonwald além de exercitar os demônios pessoais através de sua gélida música fortemente influenciada por The Cure, Joy Division e outras máximas da saudade época, o duo definitivamente explicita sua admiracão pela obra prima máxima do wall of sound, logicamente Psychocandy, é só notar em sua influèncias na entrevista cedida ao TBTCI, onde os gentis Luca e Ale abrem todos os detalhes sobre a história e os próximos passos do que o Schowald nos prepara, por hora é mais do que necessário a audicão do 7" Mercurial, eu se fosse você não perderia muito tempo, a não ser que você não esteja preparado para tal.

Por hora, Luca e Ale comandam as páginas do TBTCI.....

***** Interview with Schowald *****

Q When did Schonwald starts, tell us about the history...
Ale: We met way back when Luca was still attending the School of Arts and I was already a musician I used to play in another band. We fell in love and then Luca started to play the guitar after a while he joined me in my band.

Later we decided to create the project Schonwald which is our main project now.

Luca: We started to play as Schonwald in 2008 we are a duo: Alessandra sings and plays the bass guitar and keyboards I play the guitar and the drum machines. A lot of people asked us about the meaning of our name: Schonwald is a german word, it means "already in the forest" but it has a personal connection because it's a variation of my mother's surname, in fact I'm of German descent. We released the first album called Amplified Nature in 2009 on Pocket Heaven Records from Luxembourg. Our debut was in London at "Myogenic Festival" and Amplified Nature has been supported by 4 European tours through Italy, England, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany.

Ale: Last year we signed with HoZac Records after having written and sent them some new songs. We knew his label from Chicago because we like many bands of their rooster.

A 7" single "Mercurial" has been released last March and we've just come back from the promotional tour. (here the official video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UMJV8E30Uhg )

Q: Who are your influences?
Luca: Our music is inspired by the 80s sound.

We grew up listening to the New York NO WAVE scene and British post punk bands mainly.

Ale: Moreover we live in Ravenna a small town near the sea which is characterized by fog, marshes and swamps.These places especially in winter are very suggestive and riches of gloomy atmospheres. So it's very easy to have inspiration of creating our kind of music.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Suicide - SUICIDE
The Cure - FAITH
The Jesus and Mary Chain - PSYCHOCANDY

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Ale: Playing live is one of the most fantastic things in life.

Our live set is a sort of emotional waterfall created by the feelings between me and Luca.

Q. How do you describe Schonwald sounds?
Ale:Schonwald is all about reverberated atmospheres, hypnotic minimalist mood and a noise inclination.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
Luca: our creative process starts with composing some patterns on drum machine then we had the keyboard lines followed by guitar, bass guitar and last but not least the voice.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Luca: we love BLACK BUG from Bordeaux they are really cool

and another french band called AVGVST from Paris which we had the pleasure of sharing the stage last April. We also saw NORTH AMERICA for the first time a month ago, they were very interesting.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Ale: sometimes it happens that we play live A Forest by The Cure and some years ago we recorded WHO BY FIRE for a tribute to Leonard Cohen. (you can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_5OWrlavog )

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Ale: Play more and more!!!

Luca: We are very excited for the release of the new album that will be out early months of 2014 via HoZac Records.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks Luca & Ale


quinta-feira, 1 de agosto de 2013

Beggars Banquet with Drone Project - An Interview

Enfim após momentos de turbulência máxima que enfim chegaram ao fim, eis que voltamos em 01/08 ao TBTCI, e para voltar com total chapacão, vamos de Drone Project, ou Jean Pierre e seu alucinógeno combo francês de psych moderna, com pitadas de 60´s pra todo lado o ponto é Spacemen 3 com BJM ou BJM com ácido, ou ácido com BJM + mescalina, ou tudo isso junto e misturado.

Album novo chegando porém só pro ano que vem, o Drone Project é daquelas coisas que diríamos simplesmente assim, peace, love and psych, e que paremos por aqui e vamos direto a entrevista.

Amigos, é bom retornar, que venha o Drone Project.

***** Interview with Drone Project *****

Q . When did Drone Project starts, tell us about the history...
Project drone began 2 years ago ( we are 6 ) i am a child of the punk while listening to the punk bands I say:
"me too i can play guitar". drone project is a small presentation and a collection of ideas Who works together to create a hearing space influenced by the 60's.

Q: Who are your influences?
the beginning of the rolling stones, the velvet underground, the doors, the beatles, the stooges,  the west coast psychedelic bands ( jefferson airplane ), the folk ( donovan ), the old chicago & detroit blues.
I like generally the aestheticism musical and visual entousiasme of the 60s.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
The Velvet Underground & Nico - the velvet underground
beggars banquet - the rolling stones
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - beatles
hunky dory - david bowie
the stooges - ths stooges
and more, and more, and more.

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
playing alive is the same thing : a small presentation and a collection of ideas Who works together to create a hearing space in a small architectural frame with people.

Q. How do you describe Drone Project sounds?
The writing of songs is made in a rather spontaneous way On the other hand the search for new sounds is constantly evolving. my guitar is a vox bossman 1968 and my Tube Amplifier is a vibrolux fender FX : delay sib !, fuzz acidfuzz, freeze ehx, banana boost jhs, tremolo empress.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
we record the guitars and keys with a beatbox  we finish with the drums, the bass and the voices.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
celestial bums
black market karma
singapore sling
black angels
and more, and more, and more.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We play the song "anemone" of the brian jonestown massacre and "heaven" of the talking heads.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
a new album in 2014.

Q: Any parting words?
DRONE PROJECT is extremely persisted and fascinated. it energy and it soul are immediates.

DRONE PROJECT hesitates between the presentation of the talent of the little realistic group who take them too high  - and can frighten most of 'normal' said people - and a wide naivety and idler's reluctance which makes them as all your friends: of funny idler.

DRONE PROJECT is always dissatisfied, their provocative nature is in reality of the self-defence, that is why you should never buy a car and rather to listen to of the rock 'n' roll.

DRONE PROJECT is influenced by the psychedelic music of the 60s, it is described as inflexible and adapts few commercial contingencies.
Thanks Jean Pierre