The Nebulae Ensemble interview with Samo Brezočnik
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TNE are a great young trio from Ljubljana (Slovenia). They are very influenced by blues, funk and jazz. I saw them two times live in Metelkova here in Ljubljana. I respect their ability to play really good.They just self released their first album. So if you like jazzy blues rock make sure to check them out and grab that digi pack before others grab it out, it’s only 200 limited pressing!
1. Hi Samo! Your band just self-released your first album. How are you satisfied with it?
Well, honestly I’m very satisfied with it. At first we didn’t intend to put out an album. We just wanted to record something live, so we could hear how we play, more like a demo. But we were satisfied with the results, so we decided to put out the recordings like an album.
2. What can you say about the material you recorded. Are all songs fresh or is there also some older material included?
I started the band approximately one year ago, then with a different drummer and guitarist. By the time Rok and Vid joined the band I had about 3 songs competed and a few in working. But the songs changed with the new setup. In short, all songs are younger than one year and one is a cover of Garage a Trois’s Delta Skelta.
3.What about the sound of the recordings? Are you satisfied with it?
We recorded this live, so this is the reason for the minor sound problems. The bass is rough, sometimes too rough, the guitar a bit atmospheric and drums lack a bit of a low-end, but in general the sound is great, especially according to our budget of 200 € and 9 hours in a DIY Studio.
4. How does typical Nebulae session looks like?
We set the drums up, plug-in and tune (occasionally) the guitars and then we start jamming. Our songs mainly come from jamming. But we also rehearse the songs we already have put together, than we jam a bit more till we run out of time.
5. I saw you live and you guys really play very smooth. Are you satisfied with current “live” sound?
Firstly a thank you is in order for the kind words. I can say that we are pleased with the “live” sound, but as you all now it’s not just the band, the sound technician also has a great responsibility with the sound and we don’t have one of our own, so it differs from time to time, from stage to stage.
6. How bout’ some influences…you mentioned you are a huge fan of Herbie Hancock…how bout’ Vid and Rok?
Influences you say, where do I start…We listen to all kinds of music, so i will just write down our major influences.
Vid’s heroes are Ritchie Blackmore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Wes Montgomery,…
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Rok’s influences are John Bonham, Carmine Appice, Stanton Moore, Billy Cobham, Danny Carey, Tim Alexander,…
My influences come from a variety of genres, from hip-hop to death metal. The main are John Paul Jones, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius,…
7. Where can people get your self-released digi packs?
You can get it from band members, their friends, or you can send an e-mail to email@example.com. You can also get them at all our gigs.
8. So, I guess future plans for you are to get signed to a label? What else perhaps?
Our plans are to record as much as we can and to have many concerts. We don’t plan to get signed by a record label, it’s a waste of time and energy but I guess we wouldn’t say no if the conditions were right.
9. Is there any new material out?
No, not yet. We are currently working on our second album which will see the light of day in fall 2012.
10. Don’t Mind The Chickens…whoa, tell me about this piece…
DMTC is entirely a jam. It consists of 2 parts. The first is inspired by Frank Zappa’s Gumbo Variations, with which it shares the intro (sort of). The second part is so called free jazz.
11. Thanks man, would you like to add anything else?
Yes, I want to thank all of our listeners, especially you Klemen. I hope we’ll see each other at our gigs, the first one is this Friday in Orto-bar (10.2.2012).
Interview made by Klemen Breznikar / 2012
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