What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
Pinemoon is based on a long term friendship. Steven and I met more than 20 years ago and have spend time together on the football (soccer) pit and playing music ever since. To us music is a great way to express thoughts and feelings that we don’t know the right words for, and being teenagers in the 90’s we can’t dispute the huge inspiration from bands like Slowdive, The Verve, Blur, Smashing Pumpkins (and the list could go on…).
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Sinister is the first single from our debut album, coming out in the fall. Though Sinister is the fastest song on the album, it still has a slow feeling and could probably be descripted as an explosion in slow motion. It leaves a musical taste of the melancholy and the consistent theme of the album. A theme dwelling on the experience of a worldview falling apart.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Where to start this one? As mentioned before, Slowdive is a huge influence music-wise together with bands like Spiritualized, Low and The War on Drugs. In general I think we are influenced by many different art forms; for example the atmosphere in the series Twin Peaks has been an influence for us in forming the sound of Pinemoon.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
Our coming album is recorded live and on tape. It is mixed and mastered analog, and everything is played real. We are very happy to have been working with Christian Zinckernagel, a young passionate sound engineer, in Heyman Studios in Copenhagen. His approach to music recording has been real and very much like in the good old days of vinyl – a perfect match for the sound we were going for.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
I think we can agree on Spiritualized (Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floading in Space), New Order (Get Ready) and Slowdive (Slowdive).
Movies: I guess we’d bring some David Lynch movies and probably a Woody Allen one.
Maybe if we were stuck on a desert island we’d finally get around to reading more of Dostojevskij.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I find it really hard to compare and choose what to prefer. We love being in the studio and create, try out different things, mold the songs. The studio is a place for creativity and experimentation, performing live is a place for communion and communication.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
When we shot the video for Sinister, we actually had arranged for 20 kids to dance. Unfortunately we had to cut them all out in editing. They were simply too happy. Or we were just too serious 😉
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
We love our first single ‘Sinister’ with it’s slow up-tempo feel. Another one of our absolute favorites from the coming album, is second single ‘Miracle’. It has a calmness to it, yet with some sweet guitar hooks and then there is this very Twin Peak-ish vibe to it that we are particularly happy about.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Later in the summer we will release our second single before the album will be released in the fall. We look very much forward to do the promotion of the album with live shows and there are also new songs to be written in the near future.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
What would you want your audience to experience at a Pinemoon concert?
Our aim has been to make music that is repetitive, creating an atmosphere where you can get lost in the music. We hope that by recording in analog, people will even have that experience at home. Of something real, as oppose to a lot of the computer made, auto tunes music that is out there.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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