INTERVIEW WITH AEON SABLE: “We smoke, we drink and we do dark rock”...

Aeon Sable will play in October during the Gothic Week in Madrid and they are responsible of some of the best albums of the last years. For that reason, we decided to interview them. Behold the result. (audio, here it is)   I imagine that at this point, everyone who read laletracapital know you, but if someone has been left behind, introduce yourselves please. We are Aeon Sable. We are 4 guys with 2 guitars, 1 bass-guitar, 1 microphone and a drum-machine. We smoke, we drink and we do dark rock. You are one of the bands that somehow lead the goth rock’s Third Wave. We think that we’re living one of the most prolific stage regarding bands but not regarding the amount of public ¿Do you agree? The first Wave was a motley crew of people trying out dark tunes in all sort of ways. The second wave mostly rescaled it to a more “sisters of mercy”-like core, while the third wave is eager to break the boundaries of styles again. So yes, we are in a very prolific stage, where musicians takes a step ahead with the knowledge of the past two waves. The  amount of public is connected to the particular times. Since the internet and it’s overwhelming input of information and bands, everyone has a hard time of getting heard, clubs, musicians and artists alike. . You have maintained a steady rhythm of album releasing, Per Aspera Ad Astra (2010), Saturn Return (2012), Aequinoctium (2013), Visionaers (2014)… Nowadays those are a lot of albums. Making music is our primary purpose in life. We do what we like, and discovered we are good in what we do, since people like it. We try to find a routine in our albums, that...

HAR BELEX: A UNIQUE PERSONALITY...

LISTEN (IN SPANISH) THIS INTERVIEW IN OUR PODCAST (ESPECIAL HAR BELEX)    Firstly, it would be nice to introduce yourselves for those who don’t know you yet. Manix S.: Har belex is composed by Salva and me, Manix, although at concerts we are supported  by two musicians from Vitoria, Aritz Uriarte and David Sagastume. Salva lives in Granada and I’m from Vitoria, so H Belex’s home is these two cities. Salva Maine: Manix and I met a lot of years ago as a result of our electronic music bands and well, we have continued to have a good friendship all this time and now has appeared this new project and here we are…   You just published your new album (CD and vinyl), ¿How is the public feedback being? We are fascinated about it… M: Well, thank you, we are very very very happy, the feedback from the public and the critics are unbeatable. As courtesy, sales both through Caustic Records and some european mailorders and Rara Avis in Madrid… The record it has been a bestseller in all this places this months. Then well, we’re very happy as we’ve told you.   The CD (and vinyl) has a beautiful and cared design. ¿How important is this for you? M: Yes, of course, from our point of view the design of an album is fundamental and we think that it has to collect the spirit of what we, musically, have done. The design was made by Juan Pablo from Stillme and he truly has made a great job and we are delighted with the result.   Musically you handle different registers but you join them perfectly. Purely acoustic guitar sounds, sometimes almost martial percussions, cellos, pianos. Some songs are more ethereal, some others are stronger....

OSKAR TERRAMORTIS: THIS IS GOTHIC ROCK… AND WE LIKE IT! (ENGLISH VERSION)...

Originally published in This Is Gothic Rock.I want to thank Juan Francisco Camacho from La LetraCapital for this interview, where you can read the answer to a lot of things people have asked me, regarding the book, my radio shows and other projects. But especially you can find some new information about This Is Gothic Rock The Book. I hope you enjoy it 🙂 1.Who is Oskar Terramortis? And who is behind the nickname? Hello Juan Francisco. Oskar Terramortis is basically a music junkie. The style doesn’t matter too much, as long as it contains guitars. And if it sounds like old school, it’s just perfect for my taste. I’m the kind of guy who goes to a record store and feels like in Disneyland. I haven’t smoked or drank heavily in two years, and I spend that money buying records now, and trying to recover the 5000 cds I had in my collection back in 2001. For bad luck in life I lost the collection. The music is really important in my life, I will always say it’s more than a hobby, it’s a way of life, tha many people in my life never understood. And talking more properly about me, I consider myself a freelance music journalist, after being in the writing press media for more than 10 years, and in very important magazines that I won’t name here, and a couple of websites that I won’t name here, either. After the bad experience on how the press media works with record labels I decided to leave that world. There’s too much shit behind it, and the success of many bands that I consider shit bands, are successfull because there’s money and a lot of magazine covers on it. Pure marketing. So...