Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Plastik Joy (SCQ's Year-End Questionnaire Part IV)

The creators of one of SCQ’s favourite electronica records of 2009, 3:03 merges Fannar Asgrimsson and Cristiano Nicolini's disparaging styles of folk and IDM into something fresh and exciting. These guys listen to a ton of great music (I know because I follow them on Last.fm) and here they discuss some of their favourites.

SCQ: What have been some of your favourite records of 2009? Gush away.

Fannar: Just to name a few I would have to say:

Passion Pit - Manners
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (this one is from 2008 though)
Rules - Whitest Boy Alive
Declaration of Dependence - Kings of Convenience

Cristiano: i have to admit, even if there has been lot of interesting music this year nothing really got me.. i fond myself listening a lot to older stuff.
except a few records not in specific order:

animal collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
fennesz - black sea
telfon tel aviv immolate yourself
sparklehorse + fennesz in the fishtank 15
grizzly bear – Veckatimest

SCQ: Be it from the radio, lost on Myspace or from your roster, what song(s) could you not stop spinning?

Fannar: I can not count the times I have listen to the track 'The Birds' from Telefon Tel Aviv's album Immolate Yourself

Cristiano: 'love sick' by Friendly fires ( i know is from 2008, but .. ) it really makes me happy.. and lately is something i really appreciate

'black sea' from fennesz.. so delicate and dense.. i lost the line and get lost in it almost like a lynch movie. if i put it on loop i don't know when it ends and starts again.

'tunng woodcat' .. really simple song, but someting really goes straight to my stomach.

SCQ: Seldom celebrated but crucial to The Album’s identity is cover-art. Can you offer any shortlist of personal favourites from the past year?

Fannar: Fever Rays debut album titled Fever Ray has a really nice cover art, but I usually don't think as much of the cover art now since 99% of my music consumption is in a digital format.

Cristiano: no, not really. i am a digital music consumer.. and market is going definitely that way.. there is a lot of good thing about it, but for sure one negative is the lack of a packaging and the care for it.

SCQ: When you look back on what transpired this year, what will stand out as your most memorable professional moment(s) of 2009?

Fannar: With out a doubt the release of our debut album 3:03 which for me is the first record I released, so I don't think anything can top that.

Cristiano: releasing the record i suppose //

SCQ: Most of us probably haven’t thought as far as New Years Eve plans but still, looking forward, what do you have on the horizon for 2010?

Fannar: Hopefully a lot of touring with Plastik Joy, we might try to put together a new album as well since we have a lot of raw material to work with. A part from that I am currently working on a more pop-like project that goes by the name Lazy Drums

Cristiano: uuhh.. that is way to far.. ;) i would love to find a proper booking agency and start touring around. would love to move to another city, and know different interesting people. learning better how to play guitar. find some rest somehow...
for sure we will have already lots of songs for a new album, but i suppose will be too early next year to release it.. :/

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