jueves, 28 de agosto de 2014

Akasava, occult rock-heavy psych desde Le Havre

escucha: http://akasava.bandcamp.com/
Esta banda del norte de Francia mezcla varios
estilos (stoner, sicodelia y garage) con buen resultado. La banda por su parte, se presenta como "occult rock & heavy psych". Ahora mismo tienen cuatro canciones en su bandcamp;
Dos versiones: What's in my head de Fuzz (el fantástico grupo en el que Ty Segall canta y toca la batería)
y Reverberation de los super clásicos 13th floor elevators. Y dos canciones propias: Sons of Bastet, todo un pelotazo garagero digno de los mismos Elevators o Fuzztones, aunque eso sí, con un riff bastante
básico y The Deep, más lenta y contundente, recuerda un poco a White Stripes, buen estribillo y mejor riff.

El sonido es de micros de ambiente en el local de ensayo, algo fino y no del todo claro, pero con
muy buen punto. Evidentemente no es un trabajo definitivo pero es más que suficiente como muestra de lo que hacen.
Le hice unas cuantas preguntas a Louis Hauguel, cantante del grupo:

Any gigs done or planned?
- We will be supporting King Phantom for our debut gig, on the 24th of October, it's gonna be great, we are currently working hard on our setlist and visuals! There might be another gig scheduled around the same time, the end of the year is sounding promising so far!

Is the scene strong in your city?
- Historically speaking, Le Havre is a rock town, that's a well-known fact in France. Considering the music that we are playing, I would say the scene is kinda small here, I'm almost sure there is no other band
that is having our influences and musical direction which is kinda sad actually...

How would you tag your music?
- I would say it's an interesting blend of influences, I would not go too much into details but mines, for example, are coming from the old horror movies I love to watch, Lovecraft books,
my passion for heavy/psych/prog records from the 60's/70's that I'm also collecting. To make it short, it's a mix of heavy psychedelia, raw rock'n'roll with some heavy bluesy licks and an occult, doomy feeling.


You said in a mail that you have a "secret band member" that's the B9 Organ machine and that a "proper" demo recording is planned for the end of the year
...how long has the band been together?
- As the current lineup, we are together since the beginning of July. I started the band back when I was still living in Warsaw, Poland.
Then, I came back to France and here we go!


How old are the band members?
- I'm 26, the guitarist is 27, the bassist, 26 and the drummer is 23 yo.


Así que aquí teneis esta banda que promete sacar buena música. Aunque no sea nada novedoso y en los últimos años parece que salen multitud de
bandas similares, es bastante mejor que el hype de principios de los 2000. Mucha suerte!

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