quarta-feira, 23 de julho de 2014

Perfect Prescription with The Dandelion - An Interview

(".......Primeiro veio o silêncio, em seguida, veio a confusão, com as palavras o nascimento de ilusão,
Este mundo agora espera, que as horas passem, embora alguns possam dizer que o final será eterno....

The Dandelion tecem um antigo tipo de magia, sua combinação de feitiços musicais não é diferente das criados na década de 1960.

Com um som que como sementes que se transformam em flores, eles trazem presentes para a Deusa de poderes mágicos........")

Então, acima é a biografia do The Dandelion, tipo assim, quando ouvi a banda, a questão de sei lá uma ou duas semanas atrás, eu pensei, minha nossa, preciso dividir isso com todos, e deu no deu, tipo assim, alguns comentários de gente que entende das coisas:

"......puta banda foda, viciei......que maravilha....." Eliane Parnagua
"....uma das melhores coisas que ouvi na atualidade.....foda...." Marcelo Magoo

Tá bom pra vocês!?!?!?? Então é o seguinte, vamos ao Dandelion e .........

***** Interview with The Dandelion *****

Q. When did Dandelion start ? Tell us about the history
The Dandelion was originally an alias I used when recording with my old band The Dolly Rocker Movement. I went under that name years ago when I occasionally performed and recorded solo. It wasn't until 2013 when recording "strange case" that I decided to resurface that name. Now all my musical output is under that name.

Q: Who are your influences?
I've since a young age been influenced heavily by music art and culture from the 1960's. Though i feel as i've grown older my music is influenced by a much more personnal, spiritual and religious force than simple aesthetics.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time.
* The Doors first album from 1967. It's so dark yet so sexy and it's testament of how good band they were.

* The Beatles White Album. - For me it's the most interesting Beatles album. There are so many different flavours and i love the weirdness and sweet sadness they throw into the mix.

* Nancy & Lee by Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - I fell in love with this record instantly. It's the perfect blend of dark and light, love and lust, masculinity and femininity.

* Something Else by The Kinks - it's hard to pick a favourite Kinks album but this one really crept up on me. Ray Davies is a genius songwriter.

* Shocking Blue "Poor Boy" from 1969 - This is an amazing debut album. There isn't a dull moment on it. Mariska Verez is a witch goddess who sings like an angel. Please listen to this record!

Q. How do you feel playing live?
It can be the most incredible and euphoric experience and it can also be horrible and exhausting at times. If the audience is responding then that usually means what we're doing is working. I like those moments.

Q. How do you describe The Dandelion sound?
its the sound of black weeds turning into flowers while bringing gifts to the goddess of magical powers.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I recorded all the songs in a home studio using my 4 track cassette machine and an ADAT recorder. I played all the instruments by tracking everything separately. Sometimes I start with the drums and other times with guitar then add the other instruments around it. Some of the songs I wrote as I recorded them. The mixing process is the most difficult and challenging for me as I can sometimes get trapped into thinking too much about it and my ears stop working. Although i'm pretty happy with the mixes this time around.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Throw these names into google and check em out! Doc Goddard, The Grease Arrestor, Wild Cat Falling, The Laurels, Destiny 3000, The Mumps, The Frowning Clouds, Burn Antares.

Q: Which bands would you love to cover?
We've covered them! We do lots of covers in our live set. We cover "dream on my mind" by Rupert's People, "girl of the 13th hour" by Chaz & The Classics, drivin sideways by Merrell Fankhauser & The HMS Bounty. Just to name a few.

Q: What´s the plans for future?
Keep playing shows, keep recording and keep searching!

Q: Any parting words?
The magic of the universe is always there and is available to anyone in many different forms. Look for your key because everyone has one. From Earth to Alcyone come and dial in the station and feel the love vibration


terça-feira, 22 de julho de 2014

Daylight Storms with You Walk Through Walls - An Interview

Desde quando fiquei sabendo do término do Air Formation, me bateu uma tristeza porque porra, talvez a única banda que havia captado toda a beleza do Slowdive, Ride sem cair pro lado etéreo mas sim trabalhando fortemente as guitarras e ambiências e quando do seu fim, realmente abriu-se uma lacuna.

Mas a questão de duas ou três semanas ouvindo o grande Ailton de Oliveira e seu cool Radio-Activity meio que por mágica começou a rolar o som de uma banda nova do ClubAC30 chamada You Walk Throught Walls nome estranho mas com uma voz e sonoridade que na hora me recordou o Air Formation, comentei com ele e batemos um papo, e fui pesquisar a respeito dessa nova banda e para minha surpresa a frente do You Walk Throught Walls esta o grande Matt Bartram a mente do Air Formation, dai meus caros, foi amor e felicidade mesmo.

E o You Walk Throught Walls acabou de lançar seu debut homônimo e é uma sequência lógica do trabalho do Air Formation, que diga-se de passagem é um tremendo de um album fascinante.

Se você como eu estava orfão, agora sorria e alegre-se....o You Walk Through Walls e o grande Matt estão na ativa novamente.

***** Interview with You Walk Through Walls *****

Q. When did You Walk Through Walls starts, tell us about the history...
A couple of months after Air Formation ended I found myself writing a bunch of new songs which had a different, fresher, feel to them. I'd been in contact with Harry for a while about doing something musical together so asked if he wanted to play Bass on the tracks. James (Air Formation) is my Brother-in-law so was the obvious choice to play the drums.

Q: Who are your influences?
The Cure, Swervedriver, The House of Love, Flying Saucer Attack

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
The Cure - Disintegration
Flying Saucer Attack - Further
Spiritualized - Pure Phase
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust

Q. How do you feel about playing live?
I enjoy it the majority of the time, but it depends on who's doing the sound. It's quite hard getting across that "more reverb" actually means "a lot more fucking reverb". I also sing pretty quietly which always causes problems....

Q. How do you describe You Walk Through Walls sounds?
I find it so hard describing my own music. layers of guitars with a driving rhythm section..... Most of all I just think they are all cracking songs that people can connect with.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
It really is a case of just recording the tracks as a live band then doing the overdubs without getting too carried away. For the album James sung backing vocals on a few tracks and played keyboards on one which gave it a different feel.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I'm seriously out of touch... maybe you could recommend me some.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I really have no interest in playing other peoples songs, I have enough of my own that could do with some time being spent on. I'd rather focus on those. I think listeners would appreciate it more.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I think the plan is to do another EP. 4 songs in around 10 minuets... in the vein of 'Gone in a Day'. Something fun and full on. I've got to write them first so who knows.....

Q: Any parting words?
Our debut album is out NOW! from all Digital Outlets and Ltd Coloured Vinyl via Club AC30.
Thanks Matt


In Rainbows with (exitpost) - An Interview

Dream pop, chillwave e um certo ar de beats dançantes de eletrônica etérea tomam conta das páginas do TBTCI, (exitpost) é a banda de Ken Herman, uma beleza sonora altamente envolvente.

Sweet Fade é o nome do debut recém lançado no início de julho, destaques para as lindíssimas Waiting e Dream Year e a faixa título que fecha divinamente esta pérola sonora para ouvir sonhando.

Aqui no TBTCI Ken conta a história e tudo mais sobre o delicioso (exitpost), bons sonhos.

***** Interview with (exitpost) *****

Q. When did exitpost starts, tell us about the history...
I started the project in freshman year of college, but I've been making music on and off since I was 15. It was all sad, pop-punk stuff then. I had side-swept long hair. Then in high school I joined a band called Hooves with my friend Dan where he got me into making electronic music and generally recording and writing as well. I branched off doing some solo stuff after and here we are.

Q: Who are your influences?
Production-wise I really love what Shigeto, Bonobo, Four Tet and Bibio are doing these days. Songwriting-wise I would say Radiohead, The National or Animal Collective come to mind. Celine Dion.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
2. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
3. Bibio - Silver Wilkinson
4. Four Tet - There is Love in You
5. Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I love and hate it in equal measure, haha. Actually playing live is a ton of fun but the (exitpost) show is still developing. I started off a lot of these gigs just me and guitar then eventually started doing sets with a laptop and controller. People would come up in the middle of songs and make requests for like Avicii and shit - it was embarrassing. Since then I've been playing shows with a drummer named Andrew Henry, who's a great producer in his own respect so we've been figuring out the show together.

Q. How do you describe exitpost sounds?
A girl at a show called it love-making music once. I think her name was...Helen.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I track and mix everything in Logic but manipulate samples and use some effects in Ableton too. Writing just depends really. A lot of the time I have an idea of something to sample or a percussive element in mind. Other times I'll just write a demo on guitar and go from there. For example, the song "Eve" was built entirely on samples from my mom's collection of Japanese karaoke. Thank you mom. She's in Japan right now. We just Skyped.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is very good.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
Not a band, but at shows we'd do a live remix of Drake's Best I Ever Had. I agreed to only cover Drake from then on. Do you like Drake?

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Just to keep promoting the album "Sweet Fade" and start recording the next release eventually. I want to veer away from samples and work with guest vocalists a little more next time. I'd love to collaborate with Celine Dion.

Q: Any parting words?
I love you
Thanks Kenneth


sexta-feira, 18 de julho de 2014

Beat The Devil´s Tattoo with Deep Space Cowboys - An Interview

E a armada psych continua cada vez mais forte e poderosa, agora diretamente de Toronto o combo noise psych Deep Space Cowboys ataca com um epezinho matador, Static Society é o nome da criança, exalando crueza guitarreira ao melhor estilo B.R.M.C., a música do DSC é pra se ouvir alta, bem alta, ótima trilha sonora pra pegar a estrada e pisar fundo.

Os destaques são a faixa título Static Society e a curta e grossa Unicorn Slayer que evoca o grande Singapore Sling, simplesmente um excelente começo pros caras e fica o gosto de quero mais.

Srs, Deep Space Cowboys nas páginas do TBTCI.

***** Interview with Deep Space Cowboys *****

Q: When did Deep Space Cowboys start? tell us about the history.. .
A: Well that is a tricky question in itself. Deep Space Cowboys The original full band line up first started in late 2012. But it was sparked by the release of our first EP which had been an ongoing studio project of mine. We've always been a fan of this type of music. specifically cool sounding guitars and enjoyable rhythms. The goal has always been to create the songs that we wanted to hear but had never really been written yet. The last 2 years we have been refining ourselves, playing as many local shows as possible. we've changed up the line up a bit since then as well.

Q: Who are your influences?
A: We have a lot of influences haha. A few of them would be the obvious shoegaze goto bands like MBV and Jesus and Mary Chain, Spacemen3, BJM etc.etc.etc. But I'd have to say that the biggest influence we've had is from each other, over the years we've known one another. Just kinda getting each other into things we liked. and figuring out what we did and didn't like. constant conversations of life, death, love and hate. you know everything that just kinda leads to totally artistic Intent.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
A: 1.) My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2.) A Place To Bury Strangers - Worship
3.) Brian Jonestown Massacre - Take It From The Man
4.) Serena Maneesh -Abyss in B minor
5.) Singapore Sling - Life Is Killing My Rock N Roll

Q. How do you feel playing live?
A: I love playing live. It's so much fun I have to remember that there's people watching us sometimes. It's a whole other experience from the records. A lot of high raw energy. Very loud and psychedelic if you know what I mean. I feel like you either really love it or you really hate it. Either way I feel its an experience that people are much lacking in our neck of the woods.

Q. How do you describe DSC sounds?
A: Ear drugs

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
A: I've written all of the songs while in my recording studio. I get to take my time and I take full advantage of that. Lots of experimenting and tinkering thats for sure. My favourite part is recording guitars as with probably every other shoegazing band. mixing and mastering goes on until I've lost my mind and decided that I should just stop and let everyone listen. I strongly believe that limitation breeds creativity in the studio.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
A: The ones that care a lot about the music they make. But Seriously check out the bands on Optical Sounds record label. They're all real underrated.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
A: Honestly not a big fan of covering music, But every once in a while I do get some ideas for reinterpreting music

Q: What´s the plans for future....
A: Make more music, play more music. Hopefully take the show on the road more.

Q: Any parting words?
A: Thank You guys for you interest in what we do. We're fuelled by any support we get from our fans, much appreciated!
Thanks guys


quinta-feira, 17 de julho de 2014

Absolute Body Control with Discodeath - An Interview

Hora e vez do lado soturno do TBTCI atacar, synth punk com toque forte de cold wave esse é o Discodeath duo italiano que teve seu debute lançado pela importantíssima gravadora No Emb Blanc / Kernkrach.

Album dançante e pesado, não a toa os caras citam Absolute Body Control e Linear Movement como suas influências além de punks como Screamers, Nuns e por ai vai, discaço do início ao fim sem um momento sequer para respirar, recomendadíssimo e essencial para os que abraçam a nova geração do mininal synth.

***** Interview with Discodeath *****

Q. When did Discodeath starts, tell us about the history...
1) Hello! The Discodeath were born recently, exactly in the fall of 2012, Mark and I at the same time we were part of a punk-rock band the TV Drugs, which broke up shortly afterwards. Marco and I were very attentive to the reality of music, and besides we liked punk bands like Deux, Linear Movement, Philip Laurent and Absolute Body Control. Mark told me that he had written songs, made ​​her listen to me and I found them beautiful, I also had in mind a few pieces, so we have written them and was born a demo. After that was broadcast on Disc Delirium Mark Ashwort (an italian radio trasmission), we tried to make her feel at labels and Rainer (Genetic / No Blank em), we immediately responded with enthusiasm. We then made ​​an album for No Emb Blanc / Kernkrach.

Q: Who are your influences?
2) Our influences, mainly have to do with punk rock and new wave, punk only what we believe existed, ranging from 76 to '82. We listened to a lot of bands like,Nervous Gender, the Screamers, Nuns or Los Reactors, there like the punk and new wave of yugoslavia, such as Buldogi, Kuzle ... Paraf ... Pekinska Patka. We also like the 80's pop, things like Italo Disco or Plastic Bertrand.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3)Nevermind the Bollocks – Sex Pistols ,
Romania – The Nuns ,
Figures – Absolute Body Control,
On the Screen – Linear Movement.

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
4) In live we play with twoo synths a Microkorg and a Roland Juno GI.

Q. How do you describe Discodeath sounds?
5) The sound of Discodeath? In a word ... I would say that it is sincere.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6)The Discodeath, record and mix in my house. Our demo was born there. Usually for the songs, there comes to mind a bass line and a vocal line, then try to articulate rhythms and riffs keyboards!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7) Aktion, Circa Tapes , Ariisk, Lower Synth Department, BlackMondays, Paradox Obscure.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
8)We've never played covers. We prefer to do our songs.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
9) We would like to make a video and do now know our music all over the world. We want to play as much as possible.

Q: Any parting words?
10) Greetings to all our supporters and friends! Thank you so much to you Renato! We hope to see you soon!
Thanks guys

quarta-feira, 16 de julho de 2014

Got That Feeling with Static Daydream - An Interview

Bem, desnecessário apresentar um dos grandes mestres e responsável direto pela existência do TBTCI, sim, sem exageros uma das grandes razões de estar registrando os acontecimentos e nascimento de uma efervescente cena do submundo dos bons sons nos quatro cantos do mundo durante esses quase 6 anos de TBTCI foi sem sombra de dúvida uma obscura e cultuada banda chamada Skywave capitaneada por 3 mestres, Oliver Ackermann, John Fedowitz e Mr. Paul Baker.

A história destes monstros do wall of sound já foi por algumas vezes ilustrada e passada a limpo por todos eles, e os desmembramentos após o término do Skywave com o nascimento do APTBS e do Ceremony também foi dissecada pela ótica de todos eles.

Agora um novo capítulo começa a ser escrito, Paul Baker nos apresenta seu novo projeto, o já predileto Static Daydream, uma avalanche de noise frio e denso calcado logicamente em suas influências e em ritmo acelerado, barulhento e gélido, eu chego a dizer que o Static Daydream esta mais próximo do Skywave como nunca nenhuma das dissidências deste patrimônio do submundo dos bons sons esteve.

Paul Baker prepara um ep para breve além do álbum que esta anunciado para o início do próximo ano.

Eu, em minha condição de fã incondicional já ansiosamente aguardo e de tudo que ouvi, apenas quero dizer, o que vem pela frente é algo ACIMA.

Srs, com vocês o mestre Paul Baker e seu Static Daydream.

***** Interview with Static Daydream (Paul Baker) *****

Q. When did Static Daydream starts, tell us about the history...
Paul- I was a member of the band Ceremony until about two years ago when I quit the band. I didn't know what I wanted to do with music, but I never stopped working on writing and recording songs. Eventually I decided that there was no reason not to release the music if there might be people who enjoy it, so why not? Shortly afterward, I realized that my girlfriend, Jamie Casey, has a really beautiful singing voice, so I tried to get her to record a few songs with me. I think what she's recorded so far sounds really great, and I think we've gotten some very nice feedback about it.

 Q: Who are your influences?
Paul- There are the obvious influences, like My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Slowdive, Ride and Swervedriver. There are lots of different influences as well, such as surf rock like Dick Dale or The Chantays. I love 60's girl groups like The Crystals and The Ronettes, too. The Ramones, The Misfits, and The Buzzcocks are some of my favorite punk bands. I like old country a lot, Hank Williams Sr. probably being my favorite, and I'm also a sucker for dance-y sort of pop music, like La Bouche or something. Kraftwerk are amazing! Rude 66 has some crazy-cool stuff! I don't know, it's all over the place.

Q. How do you describe Static Daydream sounds?
Paul- I think it's about pop songs mixed with lots of guitar noise and my rudimentary technological abilities. Rock and roll the way I want to hear it, and maybe some others will enjoy as well, hopefully. Maybe someday I'll get better at the tech side of things!

 Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Paul- They're mostly written on acoustic guitars, but sometimes I come across a drum loop or bass line that inspires the song. Once the basis of a song is there, I'll program a simple beat and record the bass and a rhythm guitar or something. Then I'll do a vocal track to follow along with, while I come up with the other guitar parts, additional bass, keyboards, or whatever is needed. Then I go back to the drums and add fills, maybe an extra snare drum track, tambourine, or something. There's no single way, really. I think every song comes about in its own way, and is an experiment for me. Some experiments turn out better than others, but hopefully nobody will ever hear the ones that turned out really poorly!

 Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Paul- Raw Feels are really cool. Check them out on Youtube. I like 93 Million Miles From The Sun, The History of Colour TV, Flyying Colours, The Dead Sea, and The Cosmetics, just to name a few off the top of my head. I think there are lots of great groups around these days, too many to name.

 Q: What´s the plans for future....
Paul- Static Daydream will have an EP coming out on Moon Sounds Records around September or October, and a full-length in early 2015 with Moon Sounds and another yet-undisclosed label. We're just waiting for the final details to be worked out, but we're really excited about it!!

Q: Any parting words?
Paul- Things can get dark for people sometimes, share some light when you can.

terça-feira, 15 de julho de 2014

Psych Sounds of Black Bug - An Interview

Skate punk synth experimental ou mais ou menos isso, esse é o duo francês Black bug, hoje a França dominando as páginas do TBTCI, pois então, Refleting the Light lançado no ano passado passou despercebido por aqui mas a justiça tarde mas não falha, chegou a hora de colocar no roda esse album que é simplesmente genial, em alguns momentos me lembra os trabalhos do Blank Dogs só que mais cru e sintético, quando você acha que o negócio vai desandar pra pancadaria ele fico mais denso, quando você pensa que vai ficar mais escuro ele volta pra barulheira, simplesmente um daqueles albuns pra ouvir, reouvir, ouvir de novo, e ficar em looping direto e reto.

Bandaça foda, e como eu sempre digo, ACIMA.

Vamos de Black Bug e entrevista exclusiva pro TBTCI.

***** Interview with Black Bug *****

Q. When did Black Bug starts, tell us about the history...
I started recording by myself in 2007. After some time i asked Anna, my girlfriend at the time, if she could sing on some tracks.

We started doing live shows together with a drummer. We had a hard time finding a drummer and ended up playing with a ridiculous amount of drummer, i think we had 10 different over 2-3 years. During that time we had also broken up, and after a while my ex wasn't that interested in continuing. During a tour I met my current girlfriend and i moved from sweden to bordeaux, France with her. Since Anna wasn't into doing music anymore and we already had some difficulties  while touring together i decided to continue alone.
In 2012 i made a new album by myself and started touring with a new line up. That line up didn't last long and i decided to play live all alone in late 2013. That became very boring after some time so i asked to a friend in Bordeaux to start to play with me. So here we are today.

Q: Who are your influences?
I don't have any specific bands that influence me, i listen to all kind of music garage, punk, synth, metal,even some jazz. When i play, riffs pop up and i don't really think what influenced the stuff i just made.. It just happens.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
i never listen to full albums but here's a list from the top of my head:
Everything with Roky Erickson
crisis - holocaust hymns
slayer - reign in blood
Spacemen 3 - playing with fire
The crystals - don't know if they released an lp

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
If it goes well and people are into it - good. If not - bored.

Q. How do you describe Black Bug sounds?
some punk, part new wave and synth + Some undefined trash.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Usually i record the basic drums and 2 synths into a 4-track. After i import it into my computer and lay down
vocals and other stuff that comes into my head.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Jessica93, tormented, J.C. Satan,

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I thought about making a cover but haven't come up with anything

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I will play some festivals this summer and i'm also recording some new tracks.

Q: Any parting words?
take me to brazil


French Cold Wave with Orchidée Noire - An Interview

É sabido que a cena francesa dos 80´s foi altamente inspirada, uma avalanche de grandes nomes seja em synth pop, pos punk mas principalmente para a cold wave e minimal synth foi lá que grandes nomes surgiram e sucumbiram sozinhos, mas nestes loucos anos que vivemos um resgate dessa sonoridade foi promovido nos quatro cantos do mundo, e inclusive na própria França, que nos brinda com o espantoso Orchidée Noire, ou Xavier Soquet.

Grande cara meu amigo Xavier que brinda estas páginas com um mix de tudo que foi citado a pouco....escute o album Une Histoire Parmi Tant D´Autres e delicie-se com o synth minimal cold wave do Orchidée Noire.
***** Interview with Orchidée Noite *****

Q. When did ORCHIDÉE NOIRE starts, tell us about the history...
ORCHIDÉE NOIRE started at the end of 2011, in October I think. Before, I was only looking for a band to join, just to play, but I only came accross metal rock bands, and that’s not my thing. So I decided to start my own band, doing what I love. At the beginning, O.N. was a duo and the line-up changed three times in a short amount of time due to other bands / activities of the other bandmates. The song ‘FOAM’ was a duo work with Robin (SUN JUN), then I did ‘Faintness’ with Fiona (Fiona Walden) and l’Orbitale with Robin again. I don’t really know when ORCHIDÉE NOIRE became a solo project, but my first track written as a one man band was ‘Or Blanc’. Soon I realized that the other members leaving O.N. was a blessing in disguise. Doing a solo project is my favorite option, so I can express myself entirely, I think I’m not made to be in a band (duo or whatever).

Q: Who are your influences?
I don’t really know if I have to come up with band names… But one thing is sure, I’m really inspired by bands from the 80s - early 90s, especially french coldwave bands and european minimal-synth bands from this golden age. But I listen to a lot of music, from post-punk to disco and house music as well as classical music and jazz…

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
Head Over Heels – Cocteau Twins
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
The Cribs - Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever
The Horrors – Primary Colours
Arnaud Lazlaud – Olives Noires

Q. How do you fell playing live?
I don’t have a huge experience in playing live as I only did one gig ! It was in May 2012. At that time O.N. was still a duo. I have a lot of great memories from this day, playing live is really special. As I remember, it was a strange feeling, just as if it wasn’t me on stage but someone else. I can’t wait to play live again, I’m playing at Espace B in Paris on July 26th with Déficit Budgétaire !

Q. How do you describe ORCHIDÉE NOIRE sounds?
Since some time now, my music is totally synth oriented, that’s a sound which corresponds to me. I would say O.N. is a mix of coldwave, post-punk and minimal wave.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I do everything by myself for now, and you can easily hear it. I record my songs with a simple audio interface, do ‘mix’ and ‘master’ the songs the best I can. Everything is done in the O.N. basement, which is my bedroom !

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
YusYus, a really nice band from Serbia.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I already did a cover of the song ‘Game & Performance’ by Deux at the time O.N. was a duo. Doing a cover is not easy, to me the song has to be different, but at the same time instantly recognizable. I’m planning to cover a song from the italian band 2+2=5 in the future, will see if it happens.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
I will keep writing and composing songs, and will do gigs again ! I would love to release a 7 " too, one day.

Q: Any parting words?
Thanks to everyone who read this, and to everyone who support me. See you soon and forever keep the faith !
Thanks Xavier


segunda-feira, 30 de junho de 2014

When You Sleep with Seasurfer - An Interview

Seasurfer é o mais novo objeto de adoração dessas páginas, shoegazer sonhador e barulhento como deve ser, as guitarras gritam, gritam e evocam os mestres....

O barulho dos céus são atendidos com um wall of sound absolutamente frenético, daqueles que nos levam diretamente aos anos de nossa adolescência. 

Saindo agora pela espertíssima Saint Marie Records, o debut Devi In gruda na mente e sua audição se torna a cada música mais intensa, mesmo o jeito do vocal relembrar um pouco Brian Molko isso é apenas um detalhe, porque a intensidade da sonoridade dos caras passa por cima de qualquer tipo de comparação.

Corra atrás dessa pepita....

***** Interview with Seasurfer *****

Q. When did Seasurfer starts, tell us about the history...
Seasurfer starts around two years ago. The short version: There was a moment during the sound check of my other band “Dark Orange” in Hamburg two years ago. Julia from Chandeen was on stage with us and we played their song "blood red sky", a fast and trashy one. At that moment, I got an adrenaline rush and I knew: This drug i need frequently. I started to make new songs, faster and much more distorted guitars. First, there was no plan, I introduced the songs to Dark Orange-Katrin, but she found the sound to intense, to much post-punk. So I had to start a new band. About a friend from Berlin i found Dorian, i didn´t knew here before. But it fitted from the first moment. Our bassplayer Mikel is an old friend of Dorian from older days in Berlin.

Q: Who are your influences?
I grew up with Punk-rock, bands like the Damned, the Ramones and Hüsker Dü. Later, I felt in love with this more new wave stuff like the Cure, My bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth. Also Robin Guthries guitars. I think Seasurfer is a cool mixture of all of them.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
My bloody Valentine: Loveless
The Cure: Pornography
The Damned: Damned Damned Damned
Slowdive: Souvlaki
U2: Under a blood red sky

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
Playing live? This is great, because you are so full of adrenaline, like a drug. And it is nice so meet people and visit places.

Q. How do you describe Seasurfer sounds?
Lots of guitars, noise and feedbacks, driving bassplay, a cool singer and a drummer in the back. In my ears it lies somewhere between Placebo and My bloody Valentine.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
I have a small studio where I did the songs and recorded my guitars. It is so comfortable to do it by myself whenever I wanted to make it. I also did the bass and sometimes some demovocals. Later on, I gave the Songs to Dorian for the real Vocals and Mikel to play the bass again. And to the Drummer to play it better (haha). We live in different Cities here in Germany, it is not this easy to do it all together.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
Today, I really like what comes out on our U.S.-label Saint Marie Records, i also like all this Shoegazerbands from Japan. There was this band who did a cover-album of Beatles-songs, great!

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I did some cover versions with my dreampop-band “Dark Orange”, like from Simon & Garfunkel, Kate Bush or Slowdive. At the moment I have no idea doing of a cover again.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Don`t know exactly. It depends on how our album will go. We will do some Festival-gigs in Germany next year, but I wish we can play outside Germany…like in the USA. I want to meet the guys from our label there…

Q: Any parting words?
I am happy that you brasilian guys are interested in Seasurfer. And I hope that you will have a cool football World Cup, which brings a little joy also to the many poorer people. And that the world outside realized that not only these major projects are important, but necessarily involved the people of the country and that they something gotten from prosperity.
Thanks Guys


sexta-feira, 27 de junho de 2014

Ecstasy Symphony with Mozermilk - An Interview

Cold wave, experimentalismos, dub, pós punk, electro, tudo é possível é permitido no caldeirão musical deste duo altamente sexy, estou falando de Mozermilk, que recém lancou seu segundo album o deliciosamente sensual Earthly Ecstasy, um verdadeiro deleite do inicio ao fim, Keish e Laguia simplesmente conceberam um dos grandes albuns deste 2014, o clima cold wave sintético permeia todo o album com inúmeras pitadas de devaneios doentios e perturbadores com aquele ar sexy como já citado.

Ótimos exemplos são Wool, Bubbling Water, My Sweet Poison, etc, etc, etc.....tipo assim, compre, roube, baixe, se vire, mas escute imediatamente.

***** Interview with Mozermilk *****

Q. When did Mozermilk starts, tell us about the history...
MOZERMILK started about 4 years ago. Our first album combined a higher number of instruments which represented an advantage for it widened the scale of our possibilities but a disadvantage as well because it made it difficult to play the songs on stage whithout having to work with other musicians which was materially difficult for us at the time.

For our second album we tried to limit ourselves to basic instruments to be able to be free to play the songs quite easily and to focus on other aspects such as visual projections and art performances which are part of our stage live.

Q: Who are your influences?
Our influences are very diverse coming from all music syles (indie rock, dub, punk, reggae, rock, cold wave, electro...). However our main influence would be indie rock.

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1- John Frusciante : "shadows collide with people"
2- Sonic Youth : "jet set trash and no star"
3- Beck : "mellow gold"
4- Neutral milk hotel : "in the aeroplane over the sea
5- Mano Negra : "patchanka"

1- The cure : " japanese whispers"
2- Joy division : "unknow pleasures"
3- The Smith :"the queen is dead"
4- Bjork : " vespertine"
5- Tracy Chapman : "Tracy Chapman"

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
We are working on the coming concerts at the moment. Our purpose tends towards creating a performance in which the audience is part of it in one singular shared moment.

Q. How do you describe Mozermilk sounds?
I would describe it as being quite atmospheric and experimental. We try with simple guitar to create an harmony combining it with electronic and everyday life sounds. Laguia's voice comes on top of it all as a connecting link.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
Everything is "home made" in our sounds laboratory which is very handy for we can work whenever the inspiration comes. We start by recording the batteries, then the bass and guitar to finish with the voice.

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
We would particulary recommebd :


Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?

Q: What´s the plans for future....
To create a new album in about one year time, to perform concerts and to come and play in Brazil.

Q: Any parting words?
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to express ourselves via this interview. Thanks a lot to all the Bloggers, radios which actively support independant and experimental music.
We hope you'll come and listen to us one day in live


quarta-feira, 25 de junho de 2014

Frigid Stars with Pallow - An Interview

Slowcore pesado, denso e tenso é a fonte de inspiração pros novatos do Pallow que recém lançaram sua primeiro demo, I´ll Build a Well, que evoca os mestres Codeine durante as três pérolas da citada demo.

Ecos de Red House Painters, Low e nas parte mais insanas logicamente Slint, o que já deixa claro o que o Pallow pretende a partir de seu primeiro registro.

Pra ficar de olhos abertos porque os caras tem um futuro promissor pela frente e desde já o TBTCI abre essas páginas para registrar a história do submundo dos bons sons, meus caros, apresento-lhes Pallow.

***** Interview with Pallow *****

1. How did Pallow start?
We’ve all been friends before Pallow, but none of us new a drummer that wanted to play the same style. Our drummer, Ben (who’s actually a guitarist), got a drum set at a flea market and learned from there. Originally, we had our bassist playing keyboard too. You can imagine how practice must’ve been starting out.

2. Who are your influences?
We love bands like Red House Painters, Codeine, Low, Have a Nice Life, Discordance Axis, MF Doom, Slint, Des Ark, Bluetile Lounge, Sharks Keep Moving, Unwed Sailor, & Earth.

3. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Sigur Ros - Takk
Red House Painters - Rollercoaster Unwed
Sailor - Firecracker EP
The Microphones - The Glow Pt 2
Isis - Panopticon

4. How do you feel playing live?
We mainly just feel bad for the audience during our sets.

5. How do you describe Pallow's sound?
Sometimes we play really soft and sometimes we play really loud, it just depends on the song. Our older stuff sounded more post-rock, but lately we’ve been writing darker & heavier stuff. Also, farting through a reverb pedal.

6. Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We actually recorded our demo on my laptop in garage band with one mic. We recorded the drums in a barn and added the rest in my basement. We had some problems along the way… once I finished recording Josh’s guitars, something messed up with the program and deleted half of his tracks and we had to start from scratch.

7. Which new bands do you recommended?
There’s a great local scene where we’re at so we have to mention Of The Vine (pretty post-rock), Antpile (pretty screamo), Twin Studies (shoegaze), Fairlane (alt. rock), Prayer Chain (awesome alt. rock), & Axis (heavy 90’s metalcore). As for bands that we’ve been listening to a lot of lately… Mark Kozelek, Nothing, Planning For Burial, Mount Eerie, Deafheaven, Barrow, Omingnome, Duster, Grouper, & Proud/Father.

8. Which bands you love to made a cover version?
We’ve been talking about doing some sort of Red House Painters cover, but we can’t pick a song because they’re all so dang good.

9. What´s the plans for future….
We’re planning on finishing out the shows we already have set up, start recording an EP, and touring during July & August. We’re going to be pretty busy these next few months!

10. Any parting words?
Thank you so much for interviewing us. Keep supporting underground music and things.
Thanks guys


terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2014

Spiritus Mundi with Aqua Nebula Oscillator - An Interview

Antes de começar um aviso, os franceses do Aqua Nebula Oscillator podem viciar ao extremo e a viagem ácida e caótica pode trazer sérios problemas de dependência.

Tendo dito, o mundo particular desse verdadeiro patrimônio cultuado por gente do calibre de Black Angels, B.R.M.C. Sky Saxon (The Seeds) s[o pra ficar nos mais fodas, já deixa claro que o buraco com o Aqua Nebula Oscillator é bem mais embaixo mesmo, não há frescuras na minha e no mundo dos caras, psicodelia negra, densa e profundamente delirante.

Exemplo explícito é o último album de 2013 Spiritus Mundi, simplesmente uma odisseia a mundos doentios regada ao amargo saber do já citado ácido, aqui meu amigo as cores podem ir do arco íris até o mais negro lado da escuridão psych.

Pegue seu ticket e boa viagem, mas cuidado o ticket é só de ida.....

***** Inteview with Aqua Nebula Oscillator *****

Q. When did Aqua Nebula Oscillator starts, tell us about the history.
Aqua nebula oscillator has started in 1999 in london,we had a free form formation,with fakir,crazy dancers,painting faces;masks,doing only improvisation on weird instruments(sitar,oscillation,gong,luth,percussions,water drums),hauting squats,and art exhibitions places

Q: Who are your influences?
I have many influences but mostly painters like Jerom Bosh,Salvador Dali,or writer as Baudelaire,HP Lovecraft,Antonin Artaud!

I have been listening also a lot of psych music from the 60s,and tribal music!so that's help

Q. Made a list of 5 albuns of all time…
-sam gopal
-first album of pink floyd(syd barret)
-groupe 1850(deutch band)
-the beatles!!!

Q. How do you fell playing alive?
I will describe it as an old painting from the 15century mixed with aliens invasion supervised by frankestein himself

Q. How do you describe Aqua Nebula Oscillator sounds?
Before i was a sculptor creating weird freacky monsters doing exhibitions and all that.then i have experienced doing live shows.and find that it was the only way for me to be near an extatic transe and to forget everything for a little while and mostly to be directly in contact with humans and to feel the present instant really strongly.then i became addict to that.and decided to stop my artist sculptor life to do only music live shows.which was a big mistake instead of macking $$ ahah

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
We have many process.it could be songs written.improvisation.layer of sounds with a cherish at the top.it depense

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
I recommende.dead skeletons,kadavar,juan trip,guru guru,mirror queen,acid mother temple.bunch of friends weirdos.the best!!!

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
I would love to make a cover version of mozart the fifth symphony with sampleur and fuzz whawha ahah

Q: What´s the plans for future....
Recording a new album out soon.then living in baja california by the sea
touring with Aqua nebula and creating a really weird solo project sOOn.then creating more freaky monsters to invade this nasty world to make it better

Q: Any parting words?
Keep the faith.keep it weird as you can.go far as you can.loose your mind to find it again,purify.keep love to an high level position no matter what!!!!thanks a lot.david
Thanks David


quinta-feira, 12 de junho de 2014

Stuka Sobre Varsóvia by As Amigas de Plástico - Track by Track

Saindo exatamente neste momento o novíssimo single das Amigas de Plástico tem sua construcão em experimentalismos esquizofrênicos e psych encharcado de psicotrópicos variados, o resultado, ah o resultado você escuta diretamente aqui:

E para ilustrar mais ainda, um track by track feito pelo criador Raf Guimarães...

TRACK by TRACK - As Amigas de Plástico - Stuka SObre Varsóvia

A impossível missão de escrever um track by track em UMA frase simples para cada música:

1. Stuka sobre Varsóvia:

basicamente uma trilha sonora mágica sobre a felicidade de sair de casa para ir fazer merda na vida dos outros.

2. Não tema o Reverb:

ainda tenho uma duvida existencial sobre saber se isso é um um Mantra ou um Manifesto.

3. No amor não há vitória:

é tipo um FODA-SE gigantudo (...do tamanho do meu pau), sabe?

quarta-feira, 11 de junho de 2014

Songs of Love and Fury with The Membranes - An Interview

Verdadeiro patrimônio do pós punk inglês The Membranes e motivo de comemoracão e orgulho máximo para este que vos escreve, é com absurda honra que o TBTCI publica uma entrevista desde já histórica com John Robb um dos Membranes...

A história da banda comeca lá em 1977 no auge do punk e ultrapassou a década de 80 com preciosidades como Muscles, Crack House, Songs of Love and Fury e o grande Death to Trad Rock, a história de banda é daquelas a ser lida e pesquisada com calma e saboreando todos os detalhes, pra se ter idéia o Membranes foi a primeira banda a assinar contrato com a Creation Records, pois é, ela mesma, mas a história, ou melhor um pouco da grandiosa história dessa seminal banda sera contada pelo próprio protogonista, desde os primórdios até os dias atuais que nos brindarão com um album duplo a ser lancado em breve, srs com vocês no TBTCI.... The Membranes!!!

***** Interview with The Membranes *****

Q. When the Membranes started, tell us a story?
We started in punk in the UK in 1977- it was a really inspiring time- a time of music revolution and a great time to be 16. Part of punk was to make your own culture and we took our chance. We made music on our own terms- we didn't want to sound like anyone else- i guess this was like a lot of the bands that would become known as post punk bands- self taught and with your own agenda. We grew up in Blackpool- a working class seaside resort in the north of England- the other big underground band in town was Section 25 and like them we would go to manchester a lot and that became the mian city for us. We got noisier and noisier and becaome well known for making pretty wild music - the music press and John Peel loved us and then othe rbnads came along doing the same kind of thing like Nick Cave Birthday Party and Big Black - we also influenced a lot of bands- or they tell us we did!

Q. What are your influences?
I love all kinds of music- of all styles from punk to indian classical to psychedelic and anything with tribal drums- I also love any music built around the bass guitar and the bass is the key to the membranes- all the songs are written on the bass and that' common to post punk music- that's the real pos punk of so called post punk bands like Bauhaus to the Fall to Public Image - all contemporaries...

Q. What represented the pos punk scene for you?
it was a time of experimentation and death to trad rock! it was taking the ideas of punk and applying them- our appraoch was always punk but on our own terms - all the instruments played their own parts- there was no 'backing band' everyone was creative- and lyrics were very important...

Q. How were the shows at that time?
At first people would look confused or react violently and then people would go crazy and jump around and it got very wild with people off their heads throwing stuff around and we would soemtimes get banned from venues!

Q. What is your favorite Membranes music´s / album's ?
Kiss Ass Godhead is my favourite of our old albums but I'm really happy with the upcoming album to be released in october - its very diverse from noise stuff to neo classical to dark dub to psychedlic - it's called Dark Matter and a lot of it is themed around space because I got to know all the people from the Higgs Boson project and we do gigs with them

Q. The Membranes in this active again, what is the reason for the return?
The trhill of making music on your own terms and also being ina band that operates beyond the rules - we want to play unconventioanl gigs if we can - we played a gig with top scientists explaining the universe and we have got one coming up at the top of Blackpool tower - 158 metres above sea level- it also has a glass floor!

Q. What are your plans for the future?
the album comes out in the autumn - it's a double album and things will go crazy then

Q. Some final words?
join our facebook page and keep in touch...
Thanks John


segunda-feira, 9 de junho de 2014

Choirs of Blessed Youth with Principe Valiente - An Interview

Um das mais cultuadas bandas do submundo do pós punk atual, estou falando dos suecos do Principe Valiente que desde 2005 vem congelando os tímpanos com gélidas e desesperadoras canções de frustação, desamor, amor, emoções intensas e dolorosas, por conta de seu recém lançado novíssimo album Choirs of Blessed Youth e em entrevista absolutamente esperada há algum tempos nas páginas do TBTCI, o Principe Valiente faz um retrospecto de toda a carreira, aborda influências e explicita do já grandioso album, propenso candidato a uns dos grandes albuns desse 2014.

Srs, Principe Valiente no TBTCI.

***** Interview with Principe Valiente *****

Q. When did Principe Valiente starts, tell us about the history...
- I started the band back in 2005 already (with other members at that time) after I (Fernando) quited some other bands and projects.

Q: Who are your influences?
- If I have to choose just a few who's been the strongest influences through the years and which made me actually begin to play music, I would say Nirvana and Suede, Bowie and Morrissey.

Nowadays we can all, of course, get inspired by more things. The genre isn't that important just as long it feels real. We also love artists like Björk, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, PJ Harvey, Siouxsie, The Doors, Tom Waits and David Sylvian.

Q. Made a list of 5 albums of all time…
Television - Marquee Moon
David Bowie - Low
Nirvana - Nevermind
Massive Attack - Protection
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Q. How do you feel playing alive?
- It's great of course. Sometimes also pretty tiring if we are on tour but with good focus it can even be better performances and more "real". So we can feel the frustration we felt when we wrote the songs in the first place. And it rubs off on the entire show and the audience, which is a great feeling. We just love playing live. But the most important is to make great records. There is a Swedish artist called Stina Nordenstam who rarely plays live but her music is really inspiring to me and I've been listening to her for many years. At the beginning of Principe I almost felt like just record stuff and not playing live, but I realize I was more shy back then too.

Q. How do you describe Principe Valiente sounds?
- A mixture between shoegaze and post-punk but with a strong pop vein. Emotional and very intense. And with a sexuall energy. Frustration and some anger but with lot of love and without loosing hope. A lot of reverb.

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the new album ?
- We recorded it in three different studios here in Stockholm during shorter sessions (some weeks at a time), then we sent some tracks to Ed Buller, who I've been in touch with since 2012, and he did the mix on a couple of tracks and the rest we mixed by ourselves. He wanted to produce & mix the whole album of course but with a small record label it just wasn't possible with no budget. But hopefully next time. We did an awesome job both with him and by ourselves, totally a great journey!

Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
- I actually discovered not to too long ago Savages from London, a great 5-piece band with some great vocals and post-punk feeling. Also Future Islands from Baltimore, US - awesome band with such an aggressively passionate singer (and a bit scary). And a band called Cold Cave who’s been touring with Nine Inch Nails recently here in Europe, quite interesting.

Q: Which bands you love to made a cover version?
- Don't know actually. I did a lot of cover versions with the band I played in during high school back in the days and we played songs by early Suede, Radiohead and a punk band from Sweden called Ebba Grön. Also Nirvana. We actually fool around now and then when we rehearse with Territorial Pissings of Nirvana and some Doors-stuff but we have no plans of doing a serious cover version of any of those songs. But who knows, maybe in the future.

Q: What´s the plans for future....
- To do only covers! Just kidding..

At this state we are preparing ourselves for the release party here in Sweden and planning a third single from the new album.

Q: Any parting words?
- We hope the audience loves the album as much as we do. And that we hopefully soon have the opportunity to come and play in Brazil.
Thanks Fernando and all Principe Valiente