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Автор Тема: НОВИНИ: [20 МАРТ 2007] Имате въпрос към Алън Уайлдър?  (Прочетена 8319 пъти)
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20 Март 2007

Q+A сериите се завръщат, като тяхна платформа този път ще бъде феноменът във виртуалните музикали среди - Myspace.

Ако сте си направили акаунт там и имате профила на Recoil като приятел би трябвало да сте получили специална бюлетина, на която може да отговорите, задавайки въпроси към Алън относно миналото, настоящето и бъдещето на проекта.

Въпросите и отговорите към тях ще бъдат публикувани на Myspace страницата на Алън.

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Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

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Отговори #1: 20 Март 2007

...Ако сте си направили акаунт там и имате профила на Recoil като приятел би трябвало да сте получили специална бюлетина, на която може да отговорите, задавайки въпроси към Алън относно миналото, настоящето и бъдещето на проекта.
...

Ако нямате профил в myspace, а искате да зададете въпроси на Алън, съм готова да ги изпратя през моя профил... ако някой има желание, нека напише въпросите си на английски тук и аз ще ги пусна през моя акаунт... Одобрение... отговорите също ще публикувам тук!

See what I see!
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Отговори #2: 16 Май 2007

В следващите две седмици на блогът на Алън в Myspace всеки ден ще се публикува по един отговор на някои от въпросите.

Ето и първия "round":

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What have you been up to the last six years?

After making and releasing 'Liquid', I did feel very drained and a bit resentful that, having put so much effort into trying to create something special, people were writing to me saying "I want to buy your album but it's impossible to find it in the shops."  Also, during the weeks when radio stations were playing the singles, again, they were unavailable to buy almost anywhere.  I thought - well what's the point?  So I decided to spend some time having a life and enjoying my family.  I always wanted to be there to see my children grow up - and they do put making records into perspective.  Stan had just been born and was proving quite a handful (still is!) and it just wouldn't have been fair to have left Hep to deal with all the childcare.  As it is, she does so much more than I do, without (much) complaint.  During the break, I also managed to fit in a lot of drinking, watching of sport, drinking and watching sport.

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

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Отговори #3: 20 Май 2007

Втората серия отговори:

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Q - What was the impetus for your return to the studio?

AW - In fact, it was Hep who encouraged me most to get back into the studio and start working again. There was only so much sitting around drinking and watching sport that she could take!   I had actually made a couple of false starts during the 5 year break where I just couldn't really get going.  I think, eventually, my enthusiasm came back and i realised that I'm actually much less grumpy when I'm being creative in some way.

Q - How was the recording of this album different from previous Recoil albums?

AW - It wasn't especially different.  My approach is always both experimental and methodical so, once I'd got past the inevitable learning curve with new equipment and computer upgrades and so on, I was back in my natural habitat where I just start throwing different sounds and loops together until I get a spark.  Trying to get my head around the new gear was a bit daunting.  I had to upgrade nearly everything in the digital domain and it took me a couple of months before I could get any actual music going.  i also discovered 'Ableton Live' (software) which I used a lot on this LP for manipulating loops.  The recording of Joe Richardson was a bit different.  Hep, PK and I travelled to Texas and used a local studio but I'll explain more about that in an editorial which will appear on the Recoil site soon.

I think the results are a little more accessible in many ways. 'subHuman' probably has more melodies and is less experimental but it does possess all the usual Recoil trademarks, like strong atmosphere and aural depth.  I also think it's a more subtle record than 'Liquid', narratively.  I would hope that the listener will discover more and more in it with repeated listens.  There is clearly a strong blues flavour throughout which was intentional from an early stage and then enhanced by Joe's vocals.  His character is really stamped all over the record and, if you don't like his style, then you will be disappointed.  Personally, I love it.  I've been fascinated by Blues & Gospel music since an early age, when I first discovered Glam rock in the 70s.  I wanted to go back and find out where this music originated from and I would find myself at the piano trying to work out all the old blues licks instead of practising my scales!  I suppose the immediate emotional content of the blues connects with me ( there is nearly always an inherent melancholy ) and I love the idea of adding that richness onto the Recoil canvas to create a deeper experience.

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

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Отговори #4: 23 Май 2007

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Q+A - Round Three

Q - Has the industry movement to software synths and samplers changed the way you make music?

AW - Not really.  I still enjoy using the technology and it can definitely make your life easier, as long as you don't become a slave to it.  When it comes to computers and software, you just have to keep updating otherwise you find that nothing is compatible anymore.  For me, 5 years out of the studio meant massive changes were necessary and it was quite frustrating trying to bring myself up to speed with everything.  You see, I'm really not that technical - once I get a method, I tend to stick to it.

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

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Отговори #5: 23 Май 2007

...Ако сте си направили акаунт там и имате профила на Recoil като приятел би трябвало да сте получили специална бюлетина, на която може да отговорите, задавайки въпроси към Алън относно миналото, настоящето и бъдещето на проекта.
...

Ако нямате профил в myspace, а искате да зададете въпроси на Алън, съм готова да ги изпратя през моя профил... ако някой има желание, нека напише въпросите си на английски тук и аз ще ги пусна през моя акаунт... Одобрение... отговорите също ще публикувам тук!

имам профил в майспейс и бях прибавена в списъка на приятелите на рикойл, но това стана след като прочетох за горната възможност. получавам съобщения за всички новини от блога му, но виж бюлетина за въпроси - която беше основната ми цел, не съм получила. дали може някой да ми каже това наистина ли е някакъв специален формуляр и какво трябва да направя, за да го получа?

I want to reach my hand into the dark
and feel what reaches back
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Отговори #6: 23 Май 2007

имам профил в майспейс и бях прибавена в списъка на приятелите на рикойл, но това стана след като прочетох за горната възможност. получавам съобщения за всички новини от блога му, но виж бюлетина за въпроси - която беше основната ми цел, не съм получила. дали може някой да ми каже това наистина ли е някакъв специален формуляр и какво трябва да направя, за да го получа?

Мисля, че ако си регистрирана или добавена след пращането на бюлетината няма как да я получиш, а и дори и да има май вече е прекалено късно.

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

Deni
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Отговори #7: 24 Май 2007

Ако нямате профил в myspace, а искате да зададете въпроси на Алън, съм готова да ги изпратя през моя профил... ако някой има желание, нека напише въпросите си на английски тук и аз ще ги пусна през моя акаунт... Одобрение... отговорите също ще публикувам тук!

Щом така любезно предлагаш, аз мисля да се възползвам, особено след като се оказа, че съм загубила всички шансове лично да се сдобия с тая бюлетина.
та:
"Here in Bulgaria on 23rd May, Z-rock radio broadcasted an interview with you. Among other things you mentioned that you do not know much about Bulgaria - not a big surprise there - but you happen to like Bulgarian folklore music. Being Bulgarian myself I need to know - did you just say that out of courtesy or did you actually mean it? I mean, what is in particular that you find interesting about this music and how did you come across it in the first place. I'd love to know."

това ми хрумва в момента. разбира се, окончателното решение дали да зададеш въпроса или не си е твое. така или иначе, благодаря изобщо за предложението.

I want to reach my hand into the dark
and feel what reaches back
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Отговори #8: 24 Май 2007

Да, освен българският фолклор, може да пробвате и с въпросите за българското кисело мляко, както и за Стоичков, Алан като един запален футболен фен... няма начин как да не знае Стоичков...
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Отговори #9: 24 Май 2007

Да, освен българският фолклор, може да пробвате и с въпросите за българското кисело мляко, както и за Стоичков, Алан като един запален футболен фен... няма начин как да не знае Стоичков...

Честно казано не виждам нищо нередно в задаването на въпрос относно българския фолклор, особено след като Алън има интерес към него...

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

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Отговори #10: 24 Май 2007

Естествено, че няма нищо нередно, но това е някакъв факт, с който се спекулира твърде много. Факт подобен на това, че българина Джон Атанасов е баща на компютъра Усмивка
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Отговори #11: 24 Май 2007

Да, освен българският фолклор, може да пробвате и с въпросите за българското кисело мляко, както и за Стоичков, Алан като един запален футболен фен... няма начин как да не знае Стоичков...

вероятно съм направила нещо да си заслужа сарказма, ще си взема бележка.  Тъжен
истината е, че днес със собсвените си уши чух алан да казва, че харесва българска фолклорна музика. въпросът беше формулиран знае ли нещо за България като цяло. той чистосърдечно си призна, че не знае - в което няма нищо чудно - и веднага след това спомена българската фолклорна музика. това не е човек който просто така си говори, когато става въпрос за музика. изчетох стария q+a архив от сайта му до последния отговор и останах с впечатление, че винаги когато изразява мнение за музика или изпълнител то е обосновано и конкретно. затова отговора му днес ме заинтересува. въпросът е именно за тази реплика, а не за типичните български символи и антисимволи. иначе в тоя ред на мисли, да почнем за го разпитваме за български чадъри, покушения над папатата и прочее митове и легенди.

I want to reach my hand into the dark
and feel what reaches back
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Отговори #12: 24 Май 2007

Ами със сигурност се интересува от български фолклор, но последните няколко албума са блус и трип-хоп ориентирани. Като този е по-блус от предишните. Което донякъде се свързва с американски фолклор. Който както ние всички знаем, не струва пред нашият автентичен български фолклор Усмивка
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Отговори #13: 24 Май 2007

Round Four:

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Q - How do the thematic elements of this album relate to previous Recoil albums?

AW - As usual, I didn't write any of the lyrics so I just try to interpret them in a way that makes sense to me and suggests a theme.  I guess the themes relate in that we are still looking at the darker side of human nature, which I find essentially quite depressing but also fascinating.  Joe's words set me thinking about the idea of the 'subHuman'.  Whether we are talking about class, religion, race, sexuality and so on.  It's not just what is happening in the world today but the fact that it is a never-ending cycle, happening on so many levels, in so many ways.  How often do we see the human rendered as subhuman - a worthless recyclable being - by those wishing to subordinate? We are all looked down upon by somebody..., every day.

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

Kevy
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Отговори #14: 25 Май 2007

Ако нямате профил в myspace, а искате да зададете въпроси на Алън, съм готова да ги изпратя през моя профил... ако някой има желание, нека напише въпросите си на английски тук и аз ще ги пусна през моя акаунт... Одобрение... отговорите също ще публикувам тук!

Щом така любезно предлагаш, аз мисля да се възползвам, особено след като се оказа, че съм загубила всички шансове лично да се сдобия с тая бюлетина.


... за съжаление, вече е късно за задаване на нови въпроси - обявената схема беше, първо се задават въпросите, след което започва поетапното публикуване на отговори ... след като вече се публикуват отговорите, явно фазата със задаването на въпроси е приключила... съжалявам  Тъжен

See what I see!
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Отговори #15: 27 Май 2007

Q+A - Round Five

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Q - If you meet someone who doesn't know your work professionally, and the topic comes up in conversation, how do you describe Recoil to them?

AW - Usually by faffing around looking for the right adjectives and sounding like a complete moron while doing so.  Then I carry on by saying 'it's nothing like Depeche Mode - honest!'  In the end, I come up with some sort of pretentious  'oh it's sort of avant garde, filmic soundscapes' or some such twaddle...

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

The Fein
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Публикации: 2988

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Отговори #16: 28 Май 2007

Q+A - Round Six

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Q - Which of the Depeche Mode albums do you think benefited the most from the re-mastering? How about the 5.1 treatment?

AW - Daniel Miller's concept for the DM 5.1 mixes was very much to re-create the original stereo mixes, so that didn't leave much room for experimentation.  I have to say, I was a bit disappointed by that although I could sort of understand his reasoning.  It should have been a wonderful opportunity to update some of the mixes and reveal a lot more.  For example, I would have liked to have done a newer version of 'Songs Of Faith & Devotion' because I don't think we got the best from the mixes on that album (and it's also my favourite LP).  Each album was very different  but when we listened to the multitracks, we often found that many of the sounds had been bounced down with their effects and that made it impossible to get at the original pure source.  It was also a logistical nightmare to source each original part as quite often, we had run the parts live during the mix (and never recorded them to tape).  Luckily, there was one band member who had taken the trouble to make DAT back-ups of everything.  On 'SOFAD', many of the mixes had been squashed heavily using SSL compressors and the only way to re-create the excitement that brought was to replicate it in the 5.1 mixes!  This meant almost undoing all the new-found clarity in order to be faithful to the concept.  So, it was a bit frustrating at times.  Some albums seem to have dated worse than others.  'Music For The Masses' sounded a bit uninspiring,  'Black Celebration' still sounds really good (barring a few duff tracks! 'New Dress' anyone?).

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

Ginger
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Отговори #17: 31 Май 2007

Q+A - Round Seven

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Q - What about the 'subHuman' 5.1 and ambient mixes - how did they come about?

AW - Having said all that (regarding the DM 5.1 strategy), the surround mixes for 'subHuman' are also based mainly on the stereo versions.  I suppose, having just completed the stereo mixes, I didn't see the point in completely changing everything so soon afterwards.  Perhaps in 10 years time!  So for this, we ran off stems, which are essentially sub-mixes of all the elements allowing us to place individual sounds anywhere in the surround image.  The effect shouldn't really be that different to the stereo mix apart from extra clarity and breathing space for all the parts.  However, when we were working on the 5.1 mix at the mastering sessions, PK and I decided to check only the back pair of speakers.  We really enjoyed only listening to the reverbs and other more ethereal elements of the tracks.  It occurred to me that it would be great to create a whole album version a bit like this which would expose these elements more.  So this is when I decided to do the ambient reduced version (which, in an ideal world should have been in 5,1 too).  I'm sure that a lot of Recoil listeners will enjoy this insight into how the music was constructed and the chance to hear some of the other sounds more clearly.


 
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Отговори #18: 08 Юни 2007

Q+A - Round Eight
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Q -  Will we ever see Recoil tour?  It would be great to see you live and get the chance to actually meet you!

AW - I used to enjoy being on the road with Depeche Mode but Recoil is a completely different beast.  I'm not totally dead set against live performance but it's not something I'm driven to do (unless it were some kind of financed arty film/audio production).  There's also the question of feasibility.  For a start, the main issue is all the different collaborators;  what are you going to do, enrol a couple of vocalists to sing everything or try and get all of them together in one place, let alone on a tour bus for 3 weeks?!  Then there's the music to think about; If Recoil did go live, I'd want to make the experience quite different from the records and that would involve complicated and time-consuming programming.  Finally, what would the line-up be - PK shuffling about fiddling with knobs, Hep in a pink catsuit on tambourine and me looking crusty and embarrassed behind a keyboard?  Or, maybe I should just do it DJ style (DJ Crusty), wiv some decks an' stuff ; "Big shout goes out to da Recoil posse........boyee!!!"

I do understand that many fans appreciate the more personal touch so I'm looking into perhaps doing some kind of 'live' listening session with a webcam so that people can join me in analysing the album and ask questions.  Not sure about the technicalities yet but watch this space.....

Each tear that flows down your face
Trickles then picks up the pace
And turns to a river inside
A river that will not subside

I can hear that dreadful overflowing sound
And watching from afar I see a child is drowned
The child inside your heart

Ginger
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Отговори #19: 09 Юни 2007

В официалният профил на Recoil в myspace е публикувано ново интервю с Алан,взето от унгарския електросайт Machine Music.
Eто и пълният текст от него:
 
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MM: Why did we have to wait so long for the new Recoil album?

AW: Basically because I needed a break. After 'Liquid', I felt quite quite mentally drained and this coincided with the birth of our second child, Stanley. I thought that I should spend more time performing child-care duties (even though my wife Hep still does most of it!). I did try to get some sort of project going on a couple of occasions during the last 5 years but I just couldn't get on a roll, so I took that as a sign that I needed more time away from the studio. Eventually, with a caring but firm shove from Hep, I got my act together and started work again in earnest. This was late 2005.

MM: How much does 'subHuman' follow that musical direction which characterized the 'Liquid' and 'Unsound Methods' albums?

AW: 'subHuman' still supplies many of the typical Recoil trademarks in that it is quite dark with strong atmosphere - so there are definite links to former albums. My favourite records are always those that the listener has to 'learn' - albums that take several plays in order to appreciate the arrangements and the more subtle elements. I think this LP is possibly less experimental and contains more obvious melodies but it's still a long way from 'pop'. (That's never been a problem for me!) I just do what comes naturally and in this case, most of the music I came up with veered off in a blues direction - similar to a few tracks I have produced in the past, not only on 'Liquid' and 'Unsound Methods' but also 'Bloodline' and even at times, with Depeche Mode. I followed up on that by searching for an authentic blues singer and came up with Joe Richardson via the internet.

MM: Do you plan any co-operation with other musicians, artists for side-projects or does Recoil gives you enough occupation?

AW: I have no plans at this time to collaborate on any other projects. Since I started work again, Recoil has taken up all my time and I hope to get moving quite soon on another album. I guess I will be looking for people to contribute to that but it is still a long way off.

MM: Many music sites describe Recoil's music as 'Electro-blues' or complex soundtrack-like sound. Do you agree with this label?

AW: Well I suppose that's a way to describe it but the results often cross into many other areas. I certainly like to experiment with sound and different genres. I often use pieces of classical orchestration as well as ethnic instruments and strange percussion loops. In fact, there is far more organic sound and human performance than pure electronics. In the end, it's not that important to me what the ratio is or how people wish to describe the music.

MM: The uncommon and unique Recoil tracks are not so radio or club friendly. Do you want to stay away from the commercial pop scene?

AW: For me, creating music is almost a subconscious process which means not getting clouded by worrying about the commerciality of the results. As I said, it's important to be instinctive and to have the confidence to allow it just to flow. By applying my methodology, what we end up with usually has a recognisable Recoil 'sound' - despite the wide variety of vocalists and other contributors. If the results happens to be commercial, fine. If not, that's also fine.

MM: You have been in the music business more than 25 years. What are the most important development in music making (e.g. tools, producing, marketing, engineering process, etc.) ?

AW: I think the computer has made it so much easier to experiment with sounds and, particularly, structure. It allows you to just try things that would have been impossible in the more traditional recording environment where everything had to be committed to tape at a much earlier stage. Of course, one always needs good ideas but I like the concept that anyone can have a go - and get decent results from the comfort of their own home, on an affordable budget.

MM: What kind of music are you listening to nowadays?

AW: I have always enjoyed the diversity of lots of areas of music, and from different eras. I don't listen to radio much (it's mainly shit in England) or music TV (also shit) so I'm probably quite out of touch with most of what's happening - but I do have a huge library of CDs and records from the last 35 years.

MM: What were the last 5 CDs you bought or downloaded?

AW:

Grinderman LP
Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead) - 'Bodysong'
Cocteau Twins - compilation
Air - 'Pocket Symphony'
The Raconteurs - 'Broken Boy Soldiers'
The Dears - 'Gang Of Losers' (I was disappointed with this - preferred their previous album - 'No Cities Left')

MM: Do you prefer to buy CDs rather than download from legal sites?

AW: I prefer the sound of Vinyl or CD which is currently far superior to MP3, and I am also from the generation that loves to hold the actual product in our hands! But I do download sometimes and will do so more in the future as soon as the quality improves. It is obviously the future of music sales and I welcome the new technology. For an artist like Recoil, trying or even expecting to get your CDs into the shops is pretty much a non-starter these days. On-line purchasing is the way to go and people are far more willing to search for your product that way. The idea of taking the shops and stores out of the equation is quite satisfying. Let them dumb down selling Madonna, Elton John and Nintendo games while the rest of us move forward. Of course, the downloading issue is also throwing the Record business into crisis as CD sales are plummeting. The Companies are desperately trying to find clever ways to integrate themselves into the new buying trends.

MM: Are you going to make any video clips?

AW: Not sure yet. It depends whether their is enough interest in the Recoil singles. Videos probably form the highest percentage of the overall budget for the making of each album. Considering the amount of times they actually get shown, I would question whether they are worth making.

MM: Can we expect any live shows?

AW: It's unlikely

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