dark noise from Brazil. <<Flores Feias>> is an outstanding project that last year gave a life to this wonderful album.
0. name of the band
Flores Feias (means Ugly Flowers in portuguese)
1. where are you from?
I'm from a city called Curitiba, in the south of Brazil.
2. what kind of instruments/equipment you use? do you use some particular record technique? which is your method of composition?
I mainly use guitar and pedals (reverb, distortion, chorus, flanger, wah-wah and delay). I usually record in cassette, experimenting with the tape texture, wear and feedback. My composition as Flores Feias is very intuitive and simple. I try to ritualize the moments by repetition, dark frequencies and fluid voice. My lyrics are about to be declassed and magic in this colapsing society, so I let those feelings come lo-fi and punk.
3. what do you think about the music context nowadays and how you place yourself in? do you feel a part of any scene?
Well, I believe that music context is something really hybrid and plural around the world. I listen to a lot of music from too many countries, but I can only talk about brazilian experimental music because it is something I live and play. Here I have a label called Meia-Vida since 2012. We make some gigs and we've built a particular noise/industrial/punk aesthetic that didn't exist previously in Brazil and has been growing over those years. I do not usually use the term scene because it presupposes the existence of passive and active people, despite knowing thet most people are passive, I think it's more interesting to motivate the existence of circuits.
4. do you think that nowadays has still sense talking about "underground"?
Yes. Underground is where you don't have to please anyone to play. Underground is where you live intensities, difficulties and do it yourself.
5. do you play live? how does the public react to your music?
Yes. Most people go to the gig because they want to, so I hope that they are open to hear what I wanna offer hahaha. I believe that mostly people just close their eyes and enter the sound, but I don't look at people as I play. Actually, each show is unique and different, if someone is looking for something stable they will not find it in my gigs.
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?
More than a documentation, the recording is already an attitude, a moment and a process to be experienced.