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dimanche 26 novembre 2017

Album de la Semaine

The Agnes Circle
Modern Idea

Interview de The Agnes Circle, par Post-Punk.com

"We connected immediately—Rachael and I met through sharing mutual interests in art, film, literature and music. We had been in touch via email before I arrived in London.”

What are your influences?
We draw on influences from many different places. We are heavily influenced by personal experiences. Songwriting for us is a very cathartic and personal way of expressing ourselves, which is absolutely vital for us to move forward and grow as people and as a band. As far as outside influences go, we are inspired artistically by the likes of El Lissitzky, Kate Bush, Manfred Mohr, Adrian Borland, John Berger, 23 Envelope, Rikk Agnew, Simone de Beauvoir, Daniel Miller. Just to name a few.

What is the scene like in London these days?
The scene in London is a bit sparse at the moment. There are a handful of long-standing club nights that cater to our sound. When it comes to live gigs, London is really lacking. I’ve lost count of how many times touring bands skip over the UK. At the moment, we’re very isolated when it comes to touring bands stopping here. Local bands within this scene are also absent. There are bands within the UK that we do enjoy quite a bit – Transfigure in Newcastle, Fehm in Leeds, Soft Riot in Sheffield, Nothing Existed in Colchester. There doesn’t seem to be a unified scene in London, everything is a bit scattered.

What can you tell us about the music video for Sister Flux?
Rachael and I shot and edited the music video ourselves in a couple of days shortly after we recorded our first song ‘Sister Flux’. We’re huge fans of architecture and the Brutalist movement. London has had a huge influence on our music. We tried to capture the mood of the city’s influence through our point of view. The first song and the video were both finished in about a week.

Sister Flux was the first song we had written together for this project. It was the seed for the entire project to grow from. After Sister Flux was written, we began working on our debut EP, ‘Modern Idea’.

Line Up :
Florian Voytek
Rachael Redfern

Label :

Tracklist :
Venetian Boy
Sister Flux
Yan'an Memory

dimanche 12 novembre 2017

Album de la Semaine

Street Sects
Rat Jacket

Interview de Street Sects, par Carter Moon de xfdr Magazine

Street Sects make nihilistic, abrasive experimental music filled with the pain and rage of attempting to walk away from decades of addiction. It can be frightening music at times, but it turns out that Leo Ashline and Shaun Ringsmuth are thoughtful and considerate artists. Carter Moon talked addiction and their musical process. 
CM: I’m really curious how you write your songs. The lyrics are so confessional and the music is so unconventional, do you start from Leo’s lyrics or from Shaun’s compositions?
Shaun: I think for the longest time it started with the music, and for the most part we still do. It could only be a snippet, often it’ll be 30 seconds, maybe a minute… Often he doesn’t really get going on the lyrics until something is really in place, I know he’ll work on melodies… Drive around in the van, sing along, really get something going, give direction to me as to where the song should go. And then the only way it works from there is maybe conceptual artwork, if something was already put out in advance and then we get it back from AJ, maybe we’ll work from some concepts based on that, get some music ideas, but for the most part, it’s music first.
Leo: Yeah, with the full-length I think we actually started with the artwork and the title and some song titles, and that’ll either start first or around the same time that Shaun is working on song ideas… But I definitely don’t start on lyrics until we have the final song structure.
CM: Sure, that actually makes sense when I think about it. Your lyrics are so personal and confessional, I guess the thing I’m most curious about when I listen to music like yours is if there’s limits to what you will and will not talk about, or if anything that fits the emotions of the songs is fair game?
Leo: I mean it’s definitely fair game, the hardest thing is to follow through on a thought and to see it through until the end of a song and have it still be honest. Because, I mean, you could come up with lines all day and half could be bullshit, the trick is to actually make something meaningful.
CM: Because your music deals a lot with the pain of sobriety, do you get a lot of emails and questions from fans about the process of getting sober? What’s that like for you?
Leo: There’s been a few, not as many as actually may need help, but both of us know what that’s like, Shaun’s actually going through a lot of that stuff himself right now. I would say there’s been about half a dozen people who have reached out to me or maybe mentioned something at a show—you know, quickly, but as far as people actually asking about that process, not as many as you’d think. It’s a pretty personal thing, and I think it’s pretty hard for people to talk about.
CM: Did you find in your own process of trying to get sober that making this music made it easier, or was it almost more difficult to dwell on these things?
Leo: Well, I don’t know if it made it easier or harder. If I had to pick one of the two, it made it easier. I mean, it gives you something to focus on, if you’re reminding yourself of the reasons why you got to that place, then it’s hammering home your decision.
CM: I apologize if this is too intrusive or too personal to ask, but were you a part of a group like NA, and did they ever hear your music? 
Leo: I mean when I got sober I went to rehab… at that point in time we hadn’t started Street Sects, I was working on some music by myself, Shaun was working on some music at that time. By the time we got Street Sects going into full swing, for me I had stopped going to meetings, for the most part. Shaun, do you want to add anything?
Shaun: I don’t know that I should, honestly, it’s not really something that the fellowship really encourages. But we’re definitely open to people speaking with us in person and reaching out. I second that from Leo, I’ve replied to a couple people online who’ve reached out to us. I’m totally amazed, actually, that people are looking into these things. You know, I start to wonder as a consumer of music, art, and culture if people are reading lyrics and listening to music or only getting blips of sound or only streaming half an album or whatever. But that they look deeply into our music at all, that they connect lyrics, imagery, and then the feel of the music, just to combine it all, and then they reach out to us based on personal hurt and suffering is incredible. It’s moving, it really is.
CM: When you guys tour, does it get exhausting to perform the way you do? Because it’s such extreme music that it seems like it would take a lot out of you at a certain point.
Shaun: I will say first that the music doesn’t exhaust me, I enjoy hearing it live… But our live show that we’ve done up until recently has been heavy fog and strobes, and that was taxing in certain places, to get it in basements and certain DIY spaces… Sometimes it was hard to load, and unload, and then just breathing it in, that was my experience of it… But Leo also had a whole experience too, there’s also a lot of stuff that he got to do in that environment that was really compelling, and also people would speak of it in ways where they were kind of taken to another place while watching.
Leo: Our shows at this point in time are still relatively short, because we try to go 180 miles per hour for pretty much the entire run. We’re kinda more worried about exhausting the audience with that kind of thing, with the lights and the fog and everything. We figure that too much of that can make people walk away from a show being like, “Alright, that was cool, but then they just kept going.” Right now it’s to the point where they leave still excited.
CM: Based on your lyrics and your decisions to get sober, I wonder how much you guys really believe in free will, individual choice, and how much they actually matter?
Leo: I sort of think some of the artwork we’ve devised, certain things we’ve drawn, have been indicative of certain kinds of free will. The characters in the lyrics, what you’ll see on the T-shirts, they’re boxed in by certain things that can’t be controlled, and there are other elements that you can. It gets to a point where you can choose at least to live or die. With those basic circumstances, you can look at what you have and try to work with that, in the meantime. For us, it turned into the project it has been to work on Street Sects and try to make the most that we can.
CM: Your lyrics seem to contradict a lot of the language around sobriety. Rather than being about hope and uplifting change, you guys seem to dwell on the darker thoughts that come along with the process of getting sober. Do you think those lyrics serve a purpose in acknowledging that darkness rather than ignoring it?
Leo: I’m not sure. I’m not sure if I’m doing myself any good by dwelling on that stuff, to be honest.  I’ll say from personal experience that getting sober saved my life, and it certainly allowed me to have a life and to be able to things and accomplish things that I certainly would never have been able to do, but I feel like where I’m at still, you know, almost six years being sober, is that I still haven’t done a lot of the work that I probably need to do. I have a lot of problems with pessimism and trying to shoot myself in the foot, negative thought patterns, and I think a lot of that is reflected in the lyrics. I think if there was a way for me to get past that by writing more hopeful lyrics, I certainly would enjoy doing that.
CM: So in that case do you see Street Sects evolving the longer you stay sober? 
Leo: I hope so. I mean, definitely the stuff on this next EP is a little more outward thinking lyrically, as opposed to dwelling in my own problems, which is what a lot of END POSITION was.
Shaun: I hope that it evolves as well. Musically, there’s still a lot that could be said, and our music is still going to be intense, no matter which way it starts to move as an emotion and mood, but it wouldn’t be interesting if we still continued on that same tone, unless there really is a new way to arrange things. I mean, we’re all getting older, and it has to be as compelling and entertaining to us as it is to someone else.
Leo: We could write all day long about how much we hate our fucking lives, but after awhile it’s just as dull as the last thing, and I’m sure for the listener too.
CM: To wrap things up, tell me about what people can look forward to on RAT JACKET.
Leo: I would describe that as sort of a transitional piece. The songs Shaun wrote pretty quickly after END POSITION, but it was kind of like ideas we were still coming up with, like he wanted to include more melody and there’s a lot guitar work. There’s a lot more traditional song structures—but they’re not like pop songs, by any means, but they’re not as challenging for the listener.
CM: Well this has been an enlightening conversation, thank you so much!

Line Up :
Leo Ashline
Shaun Ringsmuth

Label :
The Flenser

Tracklist :
1. Blacken the Other Eye
2. Total Immunity
3. Early Release
4. In Prison, At Least I Had You

dimanche 5 novembre 2017

Album de la Semaine

Pencey Sloe
Pencey Sloe

Pencey Sloe est un projet français qui semble un peu mystérieux, mais qui associe en réalité quelques beaux noms de la scène parisienne : Clément Baptiste et Valentin Beaucourt de MINAB (anciennement Man Is Not a Bird), Mathias Court de Paerish et pour mener la barque, Diane Pellotieri au chant. La belle petite surprise de cette rentrée qui se dévoile via un premier EP.
Dès les premières notes de The Deepest Ride, Pencey Sloe nous fait pénétrer dans un brouillard musical totalement magnétique. Le rythme coule doucement, les airs de guitare raisonnent tels des sirènes appelant sensuellement l’auditeur à plonger dans les limbes oniriques de ses mélodies. Tantôt plaintive, tantôt mélancolique, elle se marie à merveille avec la voix lascive de Diane. Empreinte d’une langueur latente, ses accents graves enrobent l’oreille d’une sombre rêverie (Nothingless) dont il est difficile de se démêler. Le refrain de Bright Water reste ainsi particulièrement en tête, un pur produit slowcore qui ravira les fans de Low.
Alors que le temps semble s’être arrêté pendant vingt petites minutes, on a du mal à ne pas réappuyer sur le bouton “repeat” tant cette parenthèse fut envoutante. On croise fort les doigts pour qu’il ne s’agisse pas que d’un simple one shot entre potes !

Line Up :
Diane Pellotieri
Clément Baptiste
Valentin Beaucourt
Mathias Court

Label :

Tracklist :
The Deepest Ride
Bright Water
Devil Back