Uma verdadeira chinelada bem no meio dos tímpanos é o que pode-se dizer de "Luck Worm", recém lançado EP do quinteto Woolgathering. Quatro pauladas evocando o que de melhor foi feito em termos de ruídos nas últimas décadas. Um ataque desenfreado mirando quem quer que esteja pela frente.
Por vezes uma certa melancolia adolescente paira no ar, caso de "Breath Returns" mas é apenas por pouco tempo, mesmo porque nada é muito longo para o Woolgathering, com uma pequena vírgula para a espetacular, "Dissolve" e seus mais de sete minutos de noise.
Resumidamente, se você precisa expurgar algum demônio, use o Woolgathering, o resultado é imediato.
***** Interview with Woolgathering *****
Q. When did Woolgathering start? Tell us about the history...
1: Stephen and Pace started playing together in high school, and Caleb had been playing in other bands in the Memphis scene. Caleb and Pace moved to Oxford, Mississippi for college, and met Finn and Summer through mutual friends. We ended up jamming some songs together and the chemistry was there, and now we’re a band.
Q: Who are your influences?
While there are some influences consistent with all the members, I think what makes Woolgathering interesting sonically is the diverse influences each member tries to incorporate. For Caleb: SWIRLIES, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Autolux, Shellac, The Jesus Lizard, True Widow, Miles Davis, Yo La Tengo, Boards of Canada, Whirr, Colour Revolt, and Lift to Experience. From Pace: Duster, Codeine, Attic Abasement, Spencer Radcliffe, The Body, Pavement, Modest Mouse, Yuck, Hovvdy, Planning For Burial, and (Sandy) Alex G.
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
1. You’re Living All Over Me – Dinosaur Jr.
2. Sister - Sonic Youth
3. Disintegration - The Cure
4. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
5. Slanted and Enchanted - Pavement
Q. How do you feel playing live?
Playing live is always challenging, but certainly fun and rewarding at the same time. We really enjoy writing and put a great deal of energy into creating music, and we’re always trying to translate that excitement to performances.
Q. How do you describe Woolgathering sounds?
Our sound is really a combination of our influences. The band started as a more straightforward shoegaze project, but it quickly changed into a sound that incorporates an array of different dynamics. At times, our music is vulnerable, simple, and meditative. At others, it’s busy, noisey, and heavy.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
There’s no set formula for how we write and record, but usually it starts off with someone having a skeleton of song worked out, and then people will fit in their parts around that. Sometimes we’ll just jam until we have some parts we like and think should be fleshed out into a full song. Our EP Luck Worm was recorded on cassette 4-track ourselves, which was a really fun challenge.
Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Spirit of the Beehive | thespiritofthebeehive.bandcamp.com
Lazy Legs | lazylegs.bandcamp.com
Hovvdy | hovvdy.bandcamp.com
Melinda | melinda666.bandcamp.com
Mayfair | mayfairtn.bandcamp.com
I Was Afraid | iwasafraid.bandcamp.com
Autolith | autolith.bandcamp.com
Sheer | https://sheer.bandcamp.com
Dead Sullivan | https://deadsullivan.bandcamp.com
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
We’ve talked of doing a cover of Autolux’s “Sugarless”, which I hope we get to do soon. We also did a cover of Elliott Smith’s “Needle in the Hay” at a house party, which was a really fun experiment.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
Hopefully, we’re about to start working on a full-length album in the next few months, then maybe we’ll try to get a small tour together.
Q: Any parting words?
Thanks for asking us some questions, we love that you’re providing a resource for people on the internet to delve into some music they might not have heard before.