Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Inquisition: 049.Labirinto

1. How did you came up with the name of the band?

It was thanks to a joke by a friend who came to one of our first band rehearsals 10 years ago. He thought our sound was full of edges, curves and nothing conventional, as if lost in a labyrinth as we played. We liked the comparison, and so it stayed as the name of the band.

2. Do you have a standard procedure of creating a song? Do you just jam around or is there a main riff and the track is build up on it?

Overall, the songs come from my own ideas (Erick) as I play alone with my guitar, and afterwards I bring them to the band, where the composition is brought together and developed. Sometimes the songs come from rehearsals, jamming together with the percussion as well.

3. What are your influences and what kind of music do you hear when you are at home?

We listen to a lot of things; soundtracks, metal, post rock/metal, shoegaze bands, electronic and experimental music, hardcore, progressive, post punk and classical music. 

4. Which is the one album you can't live without?

Only one? Can I mention several? haha ... F#A#oo - Godspeed You!Black Emperor, Through Silver in Blood - Neurosis, Mezcal Head - Swervedriver, Just for a Day - Slowdive, Repeater – Fugazi, Empros - Russian Circles... 

5. What's the first record you've ever bought?

Erick: The smiths -The smiths (1984) 
Muriel: Nirvana - Bleach
Felipe: Guns 'n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Ricardo: Ministry - Psalm69
Luis: Nirvana - Incesticide 

6. Name a band that you would like to share the stage or tour with?

Oh, two bands we deeply admire: Godspeed You! Black Emperor or Neurosis. 

7. Did the internet and specially the blogs helped to spread your music around the world? Name a place (country) that you were surprised to know your music has reached to?

Most definitely! It didn’t just help the music reach many countries, but also right here in Brazil, which is a huge country, full of different regions. Something we thought suprising was the Palestine singer who liked Labirinto, and talked to us. Another place I never thought we’d have fans is in Indonesia, which has a pretty strong post rock/metal scene going on. 

8. Do you support the idea of bandcamp where fans can decide the price or services like spotify?

We do. And the majority of the people who download and pay for downloads come from outside of Brazil. Unfortunately, in our country, this isn’t a habit that listeners support. 

9. Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

Wow! Honestly we’d like to continue playing around the world at festivals, sharing the stage with great bands and being able to make music that can still sensitize and touch people. 

10. Is the artwork of an album important nowadays in the digital era?

For us it’s important, almost as much as the actual audio. We aren’t about making music just for making music. We look to relate it to many diverse cultural activities, like visual arts, cinema, literature, amongst others. 

11. What is you favorite album cover?

There are a lot of amazing cover artworks, but I think I’d say “Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath”.

12. It seems that a lot of people are turning on vinyl again. Why do you think that is and which is your preferable media format?

The rebirth of the vinyl and grown of record culture, I believe it’s due to various factors; the hipster style trend, nostalgia, sonority, graphic arts, the ritual of listening to music... We don’t have a favorite media, we’ve already released three of our albums in vinyl and many as CDs. 

13. What's the most vivid story or moment as a band?

We’ve been through a lot, so it’s really hard to indicate one. I can say that there were three important shows that meant a lot to us, as a band, and as a person: our first show in Europe at the Dunk!Festival (Belgium) in 2013, at a very nice festival that started to happen last year here in Brazil called Overload Fest, and at Casa del Popolo, in Canada, where we played in 2012.

Labirinto will start a european tour next month along with thisquietarmy. Both projects will be celebrating their 10 years of activity with a 3-week joint tour revolving around invitations to Dunk! Festival in Belgium and whoneedslyrics?! Festival in Slovakia.

May 08 - TBA
May 09 - Mainz, Germany @ Baron (w/ Zero Absolu)
May 10 - Rochefort, Belgium @ Congoland (Jemelle/Namur)
May 11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ The Cave
May 12 - Hamburg, Germany @ MS Stubnitz
May 13 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Druckluft ^ (w/ Jakob)
May 15 - Zottegem, Belgium @ Dunk! Festival *
May 16 - Zottegem, Belgium @ Dunk! Festival ^
May 17 - Ghent, Belgium @ Kinky Star ^
May 18 - Paris, France @ L'Espace B
May 19 - Geneva, Switzerland @ La Gravière
May 20 - Chambéry, France @ Le Brin de Zinc
May 21 - Bulle, Switzerland @ Ebullition
May 22 - Winterthur, Switzerland @ Gaswerk (w/ Amenra)
May 23 - Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK (w/ Lis Er Stille, Mary-Ann Kiefer)
May 24 - Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club
May 25 - TBA
May 26 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Channel Zero
May 27 - Maribor, Slovenia @ Gustaf Pekarna
May 28 - Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Kert
May 29 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ whoneedslyrics?! Festival
May 30 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Klub 007 Strahov
May 31 - Berlin, Germany @ Tiefgrund (hall) (w/ Hypnodrone Ensemble)


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May 30 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Klub 007 Strahov

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