sabato 26 novembre 2016

Sounds from underground/File N°59

shoegaze is alive. and it's this sweet «CANDY» that make you choke. this group from South Korea is surely worth your attention and worth your love. waiting for the Lp that will be out in 2017. stay alive

0. name of the band 
1. where are you from? 
Seoul, South Korea
2. what kind of instruments/equipment you use? do you use some particular record technique? which is your method of composition? 
We use Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Jaguar, and Fender Jazz Bass.

For the rehearsal, Kim Yeun Koo of Keys and I met at Visions Studio and selected new materials that can be worked on. Arrangements of the new songs were completed while playing them during shows held at clubs in Seoul.

Among the ideas that would reinforce the album, I got an idea from the New Wave films from the 60s that would give a certain twisted impression which was to start with the narration in the film.

In November 2015, in preparation for the recording session, We worked on the guitar, bass, synthesizer and drum parts. Then, the 7-track guitar recording, mixing, and mastering was done at Tone Studio in Seoul. 

When we first discussed about how to do the guitar recording, guitarist Yang Yee Gil suggested that we have a microphone in between two amplifiers that face each other, so that we can get the effect of sound pushing and pulling at each other. 

This was a recording technique used by the shoegaze bands in the 90s. We used this gating effect without comping. The rhythm guitar session was recorded by Yang Yee Gil and I did the arming session.

In playing "Loves Lies", to create the non-compressed reverse tremelo sound of the 80s, I tried my best to not break the balance between the octave pedal and the fuzz pedal.  
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'm not concerned about where I place myself. I'm not really a part of any scene, and I don't think of punk as representing something; rather, it's an expression as well as a conscious attitude.
4. do you think that nowadays has still sense talking about "underground"?
As it always has been in the music industry, even if it wasn't intended, great music eventually got recognized through reissue releases. And, I learned from punk that it is possible to have a record with business.

I believe that the underground scene is always there even though we're able to introduce our music without a distributor through platforms like Bandcamp and YouTube. And, we can maintain our preference, but it seems tragic. 
5. do you play live? how public react to your music?
We plan to in 2017. Since we're very busy, we tend to have shows quarterly. I'm not really keen on getting recognized by the public. We only play for our own account of the performance.
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?
Style is everything to us. Our songs are about love, rage and youth

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