martedì 25 ottobre 2016
Sounds from underground/File N°57
I think that there are some records that it's really rhetoric to talk about because they are actually so good that it's just better to listen, everything else is superficial. surely the last Lp of <<Skyjelly>
> is one of this kind of albums. you push play and fall in love with these sounds that flies completely free in the space and with how good all this works. it's what should be happening in music in 2016.
0. name of the band
1. where are you from?
Fall River (home of Lizzie Borden)
2. what kind of instruments/equipment you use? do you use some particular record technique? which is your method of composition?
Ah, you’re being tricky – squeezing several questions into one! But we’re up for it. We like guitars and drums, particularly…. and guitars. But we like other things too, like singing and guitars. Guitars. We record a lot; lots of different methods, live, separately, together…and our compositions come mainly from those sessions, but not always. I have a new amp.
3. what do you think about the music context nowadays and how you place yourself in? do you feel a part of any scene?
That’s the hardest question to answer, I think. It’s hard to see any context with music now. There’s SO much good stuff out there in so many different genres. And we listen to everything. I don’t know – people seem to be connecting with what we’re doing and that’s gratifying. I wouldn’t begin to know what kind of tag to put on that.
4. do you think that nowadays has still sense talking about "underground"?
Sure. I think there is still very much an underground and always will be. It’s just harder now to know what that is. The underground isn’t one big cave where all the cool shit is. It’s more like an endless serious of tunnels and caverns that are everywhere. It’s more fragmented than ever but people still seem to find ways to connect those pieces and make some kind of sense of it all. I’ll leave that to them. Too much work for me.
5. do you play live? how public react to your music?
We play often and the reactions have been really good. Even if they weren’t I think we would still play anyway. We love to play.
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?
Our records are documents, of course; snapshots of where we were at the time. We play what we like. We play what we want to play. Nothing is created in a vacuum and we’re influenced by what we like but it’s not like it’s this conscious thing. It’s very therapeutic for us. I’m always surprised when someone calls us ‘experimental’ or ‘strange’. Our music seems like the most normal thing in the world to me.