Sep 13, 2012

Interview : Little Jungles [P+M#10]

Q1. Please Introduce Yourself.
Matthew Niemann.

Q1 自己紹介をどうぞ。
Matthew Niemannです。

Q2. How did you start this band?
I started it alone, 2 years ago.  I’ve always played music. I’ve been recording songs since I was fourteen so its no surprise I’m still doing it. Recently though, I’ve found a band to play with live which includes my girlfriend Sarah on bass guitar and our friend Robyn on drums.

Q2 バンドを始めたきっかけは?

Q3. Who is the artist from whom you were influenced?
Even though I don’t listen to them anymore Neutral Milk Hotel has been a huge influence on me.  Their albums flow so beautifully.  They
make the album an entire experience in which every song has a purpose. Thats what I want my albums to be like.

Q3 影響を受けたアーティストは?
もう今は聞かないけど、Neutral Milk Hotelは僕に大きな影響を与えたよ。彼らのアルバムはとても美しく流れるよね。彼らは全ての曲に目的を持たせてアルバム全体で経験を作りあげているんだ。僕のアルバムもそのようになって欲しいね。

Q4. What are you just doing (release, live, recording, promo, study, work, vacance, etc..)?
I have been working on the lastest album,  I WOULD KILL FOR SOME SUNLIGHT,  for a year and a half.  I thought it would be done a lot sooner but its taken some time to get everything sounding right.

Q4 今どんな活動をしてる?(リリース・ライブ・レコーディング・プロモーション・勉強・仕事・休暇など何でも)
最新アルバムI WOULD KILL FOR SOME SUNLIGHTに1年半取り組んでいるよ。僕はもっと早く出来上がるかと思ったんだけど、正しいと思う音を全て入れるには時間がかかるね。

Q5. What do you value most in music life?
I use music as a marker of time.  Music is memory contained in the songs I used to love.  Its so interesting to hear old songs that you used to love.  You can see how much you’ve grown by the effect the song has on you I think.

Q5 音楽をやっていて一番大切にしている事は?

Q6. What was the first tape, record or CD you bought for yourself and when?
The first album I bought was Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins.  I was ten years old.

Q6 最初に買ったテープ・CD・レコードは何だった?いくつの時?
僕が初めて買ったアルバムはMellon CollieとThe Smashing Pumpkins の『the Infinite Sadness』かな。 10歳のときだよ。

Q7. What is most favorite music now?
Chad Van Gaalen, Kurt Vile, Each Other, Built To Spill, Cut Chemist, Danny Brown, Broadcast.  Thats what I’ve liked the most lately.

Q7 今一番好きな音楽は?
Chad Van Gaalen、Kurt Vile、Each Other、Built To Spill、Cut Chemist、Danny Brown、Broadcastだよ。それが最近好きなものだね。

Q8. What is the dream in the future?
To finally release the album I’ve been working on for so long.  And maybe do a tour of Canada.

Q8 今後の目標は?

Q9. Please Message to readers.
Do what you want to and do what you need to.

Q9 みんなにメッセージをお願いします。

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