News Bands 1QI: Seven Sisters of Sleep, Dead Bars, Modest Midget, Alexeï Kawolski

1QI: Seven Sisters of Sleep, Dead Bars, Modest Midget, Alexeï Kawolski

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 2:23 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl
1QI: Seven Sisters of Sleep, Dead Bars, Modest Midget, Alexeï Kawolski

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Okay, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week.


After our social media followers get the first word, we post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Seven Sisters of Sleep, Dead Bars, Modest Midget and Alexeï Kawolski.

Brian Thomas (Seven Sisters of Sleep)

SPB: What do you think of cassettes?

Brian: Tapes are cool--cooler when it says “Megadeth” on it and you shoplifted it from a Kmart in 1994, and totally got away with it.

As they stand today, they sound like shit compared to other formats, they have a limited lifespan, and break way too easily. All that said, tapes have an undeniable charm to those of us old enough to remember why CDs coming out was a big deal.

John (Dead Bars)

SPB: What does your name mean?

Dead Bars: It comes from a long history of drinking by myself at bars with no one in them.

Lionel Ziblat (Modest Midget)

SPB: Which music by classical composers do you think has held up the best into the 21st century? 

Lionel: Great question! Since it's also a great passion of mine to write for Classical instances (choirs, orchestras and chamber), I try to keep in touch with contemporary Classical music as well. You'll be amazed how much good music was written since Purcell (17th Century) ‘til Ligeti (end of 20th Century).

I think that Classical music plays a much bigger role in our lives than many people realize. There are the few very famous tunes that everybody knows like the theme from Beethoven's 9th, which is one of the most popular tunes out there still(!) although most people don't even realize it. But there are also other influences that more modern composers like Stravinsky & Ravel have had on Hollywood film scoring throughout the 20th Century.

Still, I feel that nowadays well-crafted music, whether it's classical, jazz or anything else, is too often overlooked and neglected. Because we are enslaved to some amazing technology now in a way that our focus on details and on spiritual quality is getting very poor.

 

Alexeï Kawolski

SPB: Is today's EDM scene hurting electronic music as a whole?

Alexeï: English is not my first language, I hope my answer makes sense...

I'm maybe naïve, but I don't think EDM scene is really hurting electronic music as a whole and I don't see it as a threat to experimental electronic music.

EDM is mainly focused on being entertaining and making people dance, it responds to a legitimate need. Other music fulfil other needs. I don't see music genres as exclusive or as competing against each other. I like to think that some part of the audience that got interested in electronic music by EDM will dig further toward other electronic music genres. The same person can listen to Deadmau5, Alva Noto, and Richard Devine depending on the context.

Perhaps someday people will get tired of EDM. Maybe it is an ephemeral trend that will be replaced or maybe it will last. Anyways, the need for experimentation and innovation will always be. EDM only challenges other electronic music genres in a positive way; more than ever, they need to be inventive to stay relevant and to avoid to be shadowed.

Advertisement
KFAI - Roar of the Underground
Leave a comment
Share this content
Related news

MP3s Details on the new, Jack Endino-recorded, Dead Bars

Posted April 6, 2019, 3:45 p.m. in MP3s by Loren

More news have come out about Dead Bars' upcoming second LP, Regulars. Releasing on May 3, the record was recorded ...

Records Dead Bars plan new LP

Posted March 24, 2019, 4:59 p.m. in Records by Loren

On May 3, Seattle's Dead Bars will release Regulars, their second album and first on A-F Records. The punk ...

Bands Dead Bars join A-F Records, cover Guided By Voices

Posted Sept. 22, 2018, 10:31 a.m. in Bands by Loren

In a rush of news from Seattle punks Dead bars, the band has a new limited edition 7" out for ...

More from Bands

Bands Omnigone pick up the Link 80 torch

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 5:39 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Hailing from the Bay Area, California, the Adam Davis-led Omnigone has announced its debut No Faith, out on Sept. 13 ...

Bands Familiar faces form Big Scenic Nowhere

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 12:58 p.m. in Bands by Loren

A new psychedelic-stoner rock project featuring members of Yawning Man, Fu Manchu, and more has formed until the title of ...

Bands Mike Watt and Todd Congelliere join forces for Round One

Posted Aug. 11, 2019, 9:04 p.m. in Bands by Loren

A new project named Jumpstarted Plowhards has announced its debut, Round One, set for release on October 4 on Recess ...

Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.