Getting to Know: Post Rock duo Disappearer (PT)
Today in Getting to Know, we meet Disappearer (PT), a heavy two-piece band that truly appreciate the underground music community that its apart of. If you are in an up and coming band that would like to partake in a Getting to Know feature, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the questionnaire and instructions. Thanks!
Band Name: Disappearer (PT)
Band Members: Pedro Pereir (all instruments, lyrics), and B.D.C.: (vocals, vocoder)
Years Active: 2
City of Origin: Lisbon, Portugal
Who are you and what do you do?
“My name is Pedro and I’m a musician/composer/multi-instrumentalist (sorry for the pretentious title).”
In 100 words or less, tell us how your band has gotten to this point.
“I released four albums under a different name (and a different ‘genre’). But, it never got much attention so I decided to start fresh and somewhat heavier in music and in lyrical content.”
What is your latest release and how would you best describe it to someone who hasn’t heard your band?
“The latest release is a Self-Titled record with eight tracks that sounds like Slowdive meets Electric Wizard on a track, and Mogwai meets Burzum on another. It’s hard for me to define/classify it properly without being completely subjective.”
When making an album, which aspect of the process do you put the most time into and why?
“Song writing and ‘riff selection.’ I don’t really have much preoccupation for some of the technical aspects of production, as most of my favourite records have horrible production/engineering values.”
What is the best part about your band and why?
“The psychedelic elements, some of them are really carved, made-up sounds…if you can call them that.”
What makes your band unique from the rest?
“It reminds people of a lot of stuff, but at the same time it doesn’t remind them of any other specific act.”
How does your band survive the challenges of touring/gigging?
“No money/capital for that, unfortunately.”
Would you rather be critically-acclaimed; rich and famous; or an under-the-radar band with a dedicated fan base?
“I’ve (we’ve) been an underground musician all my life and an underground music fan at the same time, so let’s say that a dedicated fan base is worth its weight in gold.”
If you’d have to compare your band to another one out there, living or dead, who would it be and why?
“If Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath had a bastard child (that they didn’t feel too proud about), that would be Disappearer.”
Which band/musician would you like to share many drinks with? What would you talk about?
“I’m (we’re) kind of an iconoclast, but let’s just say I would have a lot of questions for Wolfgang (Mozart). Sadly I wouldn’t be able to keep up with his somewhat legendary drinking.”
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