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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.

I (Samuel Osorio) started the band in 2014 with some friends from adolescence, we were really inspired by bands like Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Tortoise, so we decided to start making music, then we released our first somophore EP which helped us play our first shows in the Mexico City’s underground scene. After a while some members decided to leave the band and me and former drummer decided to relocate to Brooklyn N.Y. for a while in 2015 and we developed the current two piece format and have stayed like this until now.

With each release that the band has made, the sound has changed and developed, Hajime, our second EP, had a strong Shoegaze and Noise Rock influences, we were really into bands like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Sonic Youth, also contemporary projects like Tamaryn and No Joy we really wanted to get rid off the post rock tag which was annoying for us to be labeled something we didn’t really thought we were part of.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

Our latest release “Obscure Daze” is also very different from the other material, is darker, noisier and you may called it grungier and psychedelic, it’s the same principle of me playing a base with guitar or bass, looping it and adding layers with more guitar or more bass, the drumming in this one is so much heavier and faster, also voice was added for the first time, more like an instrument with screaming passages or just chanted melodies with lots of reverb and delays. Guitars are enveloping and fuzzier, while bass is always pounding really hard and consistently.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

Our inspiration comes from everything, what we live in our normal day life , from our childhood, mostly from being honest with our sensations. Most of the song are born from jamming, it is quite rare that we come with an established idea, but it has happened a few times, everything needs to flow really natural we could be jamming for hours into a guitar riff and don’t get bored, we just try to see and explore all the routes we can take to get where we want to get.

Also inspiration from movies are a huge part of the music, as well as architecture and traveling.

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?

First and most important is that we don’t stick to one genre, we can be really loud and violent, but also calm an introspective the music we make is enveloping, highly repetitive and layered, I really look forward to create tension and release it just momentarily to enter into another even more tense passage, at the live shows people are fascinated with us being just two members but sounding like a bigger group, looping live can be quite challenging but very rewarding when people are blown away, we don’t and will never use prerecorded loops or backup tracks, everything has to be done at the moment as it gives a very natural felling to our music. We have had the fortune to share the stage with great bands with an unique great sound very different one from the other: Mogwai, Acid Mothers Temple, Bo Ningen, MoE and even Mr. Twin Sister.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

•The Fountain film soundtrack by Clint Mansell w/ Kronos Quartet & Mogwai.
•Ruins by Grouper.
•Interstellar Space by John Coltrane.

•Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese.
•Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring by Kim Ki-Duk.
•Eternity and a Day by Theo Angelopoulos.

•The Adventures of a Cello by Carlos Prieto.
•The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross.
•Playing the bass with three left hands by Will Carruthers (Who is also playing the festival and we couldn’t be more excited)



Do you prefer studio or performing live and why? What should the audience expect from you of your live appearance at 2018’s SpaceFest?

Both are awesome in many ways, I’m always really excited when a new album or EP is being recorded, all the material we have ever released was recorded live and it doesn’t have like overdubs or any additional effects, so you can hear what really happened. The mixing and mastering process are things I really enjoy I really like sitting down with the sound engineer and see all the process I try to learn what I can but sometimes can be overwhelming, but it’s great to see a track and the entire work evolve little by little until everyone is satisfied.

For me, playing live is one of the most exciting things I do in my life, I always try to give the best performance I can and I will release all my energy into a live show which are extremely loud and full of energy.

For our set at SpaceFest we are looking forward to play a really hallucinating, hypnotic and saturated show, it will be memorable for all because we will preview some of our newest compositions for the first time along with the old ones, our main goal is to play so hard and dense that the audience end up dizzy and confused… Also there will be visuals that we are preparing specially for the occasion to make the people enter into our trip with more ease.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

Last year during the Japan tour I did, I was going to rehearse on my arrival to Tokyo with whom it was supposed to be the drummer for the tour, and when the airplane landed I received a message that said that he could no longer play the tour and that he was really sorry, me I really panicked and called him but with no response, the first date of the Japan tour I was the day after and I was really really anxious and angry so the first show happened with me playing alone I did an improvised/experimental set with guitar and bass, the result was really well received by the audience and I was really surprised cause I had never played by myself by the end of the night everything went greater that I would ever thought.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

I don’t think I could choose just one, when we release something (album/EP) is an entire work that should be listened from beginning to end in order to fulfill a complete experience.

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

For now we are finishing the process of recording our new LP which will be out in 2019, again, expect something really different from previous releases…

And for the end of the year we will be playing in Europe in December around the SpaceFest 2018 we are taking advantage of the opportunity to make a tour around some countries, and see how it goes, cause we will return to Europe in 2019 promoting our new record.

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

What band/artist would you like to share the stage in the future?

I would love to play with several projects some of them would be:

My Bloody Valentine
The Cosmic Dead
The Telescopes
A Place To Bury Strangers
The Soft Moon
Chelsea Wolfe
Kikagaku Moyo
Lorelle Meets the Obsolete

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