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Far Concern: Far Concern (Ep, 2011)

 

La primera referencia del Netlabel EardrumsPop para este año 2011 está dedicada a Jared Davies, un “one-man-band”, o lo que es lo mismo, un proyecto orquestado y ejecutado por una sola persona; en este caso un chico australiano que desde el salón de su casa se produce sus propios discos (incluso el Art-Work), y el resultado no puede ser más atractivo, mezcla de Indie, Twee y Bedroom-Pop. Las canciones tienen ese aire melancólico entre sonidos de juguete e intimismo Indie. Para tener un mejor juicio, mejor lo oyes, porque como todo el material de EardrumsPop, su distribución es gratuita.

Far Concern – Far Concern (Ep, 2010)

“Jared Davis has made the cover-art for his own Far Concern-single himself. In this interview, he talks about the visual sides of his project.
Can you give us a short presentation of yourself and your art?
As a musician my lyrics and the sound recordings I use are quite descriptive and draw up images, so I suppose my artworks are a visual complement to my already rather ‘visual’ music. Aside from that I have always been a bit of a visual person; I studied Fine Art before getting more preoccupied with music, I used to draw lots of cartoons as a kid…
How did you get started in the illustration field?
Maybe at the moment my handling all of Far Concern’s artwork comes from an obsessive DIY (or control-freak?) attitude.
What are you working on right now?
Right now I am trying to dream up some visual ideas for video clips, let’s hope they eventuate!
What are your favourite tools?
Children’s toys, colourful things, any camera and free image editing software.
Please tell us about the process of making the EardrumsPop-cover! Is this the way you usually work?
Like my music I tend to run along with concepts that pop into my head without too much of a process other than that. Of course sometimes it doesn’t work out. For this cover the foam letters that kids use to spell their names just came up in my mind one day, so I went with it!
Who / what are your greatest Visual Inspirations?
With Far Concern I’ve been quiet inspired by ’80s ‘family’ adventure films, such as Mio Min Mio and Joe Dante’s stuff.
Is music or other forms of art an inspiration? If so, what do you listen to?
Definitely. Right now I’m listening very steadily to R. Stevie Moore, who has been releasing countless homemade pop recordings since the ’70s.
Describe an average working day.
Lazy! My music and the artwork that accompanies it only really comes about when I find the time. It’s a relief from the other work I do so I hope to keep it recreational in that sense.
How did you develop your style? Is it different now than when you started?
The initial designs I was working on for Far Concern made use of a lot of cut-up collages from children’s books and the like. In a way playing along with the sometimes naïve nature of my lyrics and songs. This has turned more into photography but I guess the childish elements are still there.
What’s your favorite color?
I don’t really have one, but as a kid it was green.
What are your future plans? Any exciting things you are looking forward to?
Stay tuned for a 3″ CD-R release on one of my favourite underground labels, Black Petal! (www.blackpetal.com)
What question and answer would you like to end this interview with?
What did you have for lunch?
For the first time I had a Baingan Bharta curry, I’m still thinking about it. It was very tasty! “(eardrumspop.com)

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12 enero, 2011 Posted by | Far Concern | Deja un comentario

When Nalda Became Punk: Before 5 (Single, 2010)

 

Hoy la cosa va de chicas modositas compositoras y autoras de sus propios temas. Elena Sestelo es una chica gallega de la que ya nos hicimos eco en TJB este otoño para reseñar su maqueta. Su sonido, a medias entre el Twee, el Casio-Pop mezclados con cierta inocencia y el acné juvenil, dan como resultado unas canciones juguetonas y saltarinas que el sello Bubbletone ha decidido editar para distribuir gratuitamente en el universo de internet. En realidad las dos canciones que componen el single, Before 5 y Moderns, you should stay home, ya nos eran conocidas. Para la ocasión, Elena/Nalda, las ha revigorizado y energetizado, más o menos a la manera de Helen Love. El resultado es muy bueno, y sus temas son bastante agradables. El link de descarga lo puedes conseguir desde el propio sello Bubbletone, o bien pinchas en nuestro enlace central.

When Nalda Became Punk – Before 5 (Single, 2010)

“Con el paso del tiempo muchas cosas cambian, se nos agria el carácter, situaciones que antes pasábamos por alto ahora nos molestan… y entonces nos planteamos si estamos siguiendo el camino correcto o si es que nos estamos haciendo mayores. Por suerte siempre nos quedan las canciones para recordarnos quienes somos realmente” (bubbletonediscos.com)

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12 enero, 2011 Posted by | When Nalda became punk | 2 comentarios

Tristen: Eager for your love (Ep, 2010)

Reconozco que tras una cierta sobreexposición al género digamos que Americana/Country/Folk tras un año 2008 repleto de tales sonidos, últimamente todo lo que huele al género suelo rechazarlo. Pero no hace mucho me he topado con un blog en el que se hablaba del Ep que Tristen regala, este Eager for your love. Y lo cierto es que los tres temas con los que me he encontrado enganchan: melodías con tintes melancólicos, inquietudes post-adolescentes, una voz realmente agradable, y tres temas realmente compactos y cálidos. Su aire a Neko Case o Kate Bush no se lo quita nadie, pero el single es realmente apreciable. Acompañan dos temas más: Cheatin y Baby drugs, dos agradables temas a medio camino entre el Indie y el Country-Pop. Puedes disfrutar de él a cambio de una dirección de email. Su debut en disco grande está previsto para Febrero de este año y se titulará Charlatans at the garden gate.

Tristen – Eager for your love (Ep, 2010)

“Tristen is a Nashville songstress who has created a distinct sound weaving classic country and singer/songwriter balladry to create some warm, reflective and entertaining material, highlighted perfectly on lead-single “Eager For Your Love”. Tristen highlights a strong vocal, a reflective sometimes witty song-writing ability with enjoyable melodies. Perfect for a weekend tucked away at home.
A full-length album ‘Charlatans At The Garden Gate’ is due out February 1st 2011 for now, you can download the entire 7″ single ‘Eager For Your Love’ for free if you head over to http://www.tristen.com/” (justmusicthatilike.com)

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12 enero, 2011 Posted by | Tristen | Deja un comentario

   

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