By Josh, 2011年 10月 28日原文链接：http://pangbianr.com/androsace-new-jams/
Two brand new songs from Shanghai’s Androsace up for free download on bandcamp and their douban
. The band mixes several different styles… these new offerings sound like a female-fronted Motörhead mixed with the more melodic side of ’90s grunge. Their new CD is totally self-produced, more evidence that Shanghai is China’s DIY music capital. The disc will be available for free at their upcoming shows and will soon be available for full download online. For now stream two songs, check out some photos of the production process and read the band’s account of putting together their own release.
How we got to having a CD is a funny story – we originally set out to record some demo tracks to put on Douban, things just snowballed from there. One of the Beijing gig previews had us down as an electronic band which was kind of funny really and one of our fans had commented on that blog explaining what our sound was but had also said “don’t listen to their Douban tracks as they are a bit rubbish, watch the videos” or something like that. You could say that got us a bit more focused!
So a while later we organised to record proper demos at JuJu
where we rehearse, we turned up, ripped through each song in a single take and were done
in a couple of hours, that was really great fun actually. Li Wei Yu did a brilliant job – we wanted to catch our live sound so kept everything really neutral. We were really happy with the end result and all set to put the tracks on Douban when something happened that changed everything.
One of our friends sent his mate Andrew Moon who makes these amazing drone records as RST copies of the session and he offered to mix it for us in his shed in Auckland where he does all his own stuff. Andrew completely got what we were after and we think really captured the raw sort of angry sound we try for when we play. Anyway, after we had listened to the first track he completed (Machine) we sat there for a bit then Dario said ; “cazzo, do you think that’s good enough for a CD?”
So the past few weeks have been a blur of hand painting, folding, stuffing and writing putting the CD together. We thought about professional pressing and production but we didn’t set out to make that sort of thing and Lenz really wanted to let her creative spirit loose and hand make everything. We ordered the tracks and then created a master of sorts on a laptop and we’ve been burning out our CD writers ever since.
We have put two of the tracks up on Douban
today and we are giving the CDs away at the “We all love Mr Zhang Music Festival 2011” gig at Yuyintang on November 4th where we will be playing as second band. The CD is also available on our bandcamp
site for free download and mp3s on our Douban page.
We’ve been playing in Shanghai for just over a year now and really appreciate the fantastic support we have had, we really hope everyone will like the CD as much as we do.
Androsace photographed by Ren Hang