venerdì 13 maggio 2016

Sounds from underground/File N°042

Australians do it better. When I look for the music on web and I see a tag "Australia" I'm pretty sure that it'll be done good, with taste and probably I'll like it. and that's what we can tell about <<The Parking Lot Experiments>>. experimental pop, of really, really very high quality, melodies are composed brilliantly, instrumental parts aren't banal, are fresh and original. <Beginnners> is one of this albums that you don't need to comment a lot, because is simply sooo good. and there's a lack of good music nowadays. 

i n t e r v i e w
0. name of the band
The Parking Lot Experiments
1. where are you from?
Melbourne, Australia
2. what kind of instruments/equipment you use? do you use some particular record technique? which is your method of composition?
Drums, guitar, bass, and lots of electronics (software based)
3. what do you think about the music context nowadays and how you place yourself in? do you feel a part of any scene?
I think these days, for acts who are into things like hope and community, it's pretty hard to be "cool" - As for belonging in a scene, I reckon as the trends shifted over the years our little scene basically disappeared.
4. do you think that nowadays has still sense talking about "underground"?
Yep. Just be aware that "Mainstream = Bad" and "Underground = Good" are ideals that are way too simplistic and naive to live by forever.
5. do you play live? how public react to your music?
We've been playing live for years, and our live shows have always been a kind of celebration. There's a strange happiness that music brings us and we want other people to feel it too - sometimes it happens.
6. Genesis P-Orridge said "Our records were documents of attitudes and experiences and observations by us and other determinedly individual outsiders. Fashion was an enemy, style irrelevant.". What do your records represent to you?
High School was shit for me and music helped me through it and I want to help some kid in the same way. Our records are a shambolic collection and distillation of all sorts of musical influences from around the world, filtered through a sense of not-belonging, playfulness, questioning and hope. When you listen to our records, it can be a cathartic experience, but even when it is, you'll inevitably end up with more questions than you had before (cuz there's no such thing as a happy ending, really).

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