Saturday, 28 August 2010

Fresh Blood > Arc Light

Name: Arc Light
Origin: Brooklyn, New York, US
Genre: Experimental Pop, Psychedelic

by Arc Light (debut album, self-released, 2010)
[free download from the artist's bandcamp]

[Q&A with Ryan - Arc Light after the break]

1. How would you describe your sound in a few words?
A few words...hmm... The mutant child of too much inspirational music, cynicism, cocaine, booze, and social interaction.

2. Name 3 bands without whom you wouldn't exist.
Spacemen 3, Arab On Radar, and Chrome.

3. If you'd have the chance to work with any film director, who would that be?
Takashi Miike would be pretty interesting, I'd think. I never thought the music he used in his movies really fit the fucked up images he portrayed... So i'd like a crack at that.

4. Tell us a bit about the making of these songs.
Well for the most part it's been the same process... I get an almost anxiety induced urge to make a song... 
So I sit down and pick a drum beat I can work with. From there, it's either synth or guitar or whathaveyou. Then vox usually. 
However, with "Bitch For The Weathermen", I did the drums, and then the vox without anything to go off of... The instrumentals came after. That was a very satisfying experiment that I could never hope to recreate.

5. Do you still buy CDs/vinyl/ tape?
I bought a bunch of records today, in fact. I found a signed Helios Creed album that I am pretty psyched about.