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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Captan, obvio - Die Captan, obvio Die! (Venezuela 2009)

CAPTAN, OBVIO from Caracas, Venezuela, sent me their third album "Die Captan, obvio Die!" to post for your enjoyment.
What you will hear was recorded with a Tascam DP-004 at their home in Caracas in the end of summer 2009 as a live performance.

Alejandro Delgado (lead guitar),
Pericles Snatches on Bass,
Rino (pronounced Reeno) on drums,
Eduardo Pereira (alias Bol Pereira) on Trumpet and Illustrations and
Mario Anzola on rhythm guitar and vocals

Q: Since when does this band/project exist?
A: The band has been together with our official drummer Rino since late 2008. We are all very much into music, but we keep our day jobs.
Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?
A: Pericles and Mario formed Sordera (http://www.myspace.com/lasordera) in 2006.
Q: Any more releases?
A: Yes. 2008 our debut album called Wachu Min (recorded with at home with the help of Digital Dreams Productions, close friends of ours). And the beginning 2009 our EP called Captan, obvio presents: Bedroom Covers and Bathroom rarities same M.O. as our latest one.
Q: How'd you "label" your music?
A: Purely experimental. Some songs were discussed and practiced, and the others started of as a free form improvisation. Those that made the album were the ones liked the most. The others are song we played live.
Q: Influences?
A: A shit load, We all can agree on the Floyd as a big influence on all of us, but for that last album a lot of Gogol Bordello, Man Man with a Sonic Youth/ Nirvana/ Velvet Underground sound to it. Very Lo- Fi forward.
Q: Website?
A: Our myspace (http://www.myspace.com/captanobvio)... but one is on the making.
Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
A: We think that there is tons of material out there, tons of weird and phenomenal bands with very little exposure. But we still do what we do, screw radio quality and record deals. The more produced you sound, the less honest you are.
(Questions answered by Mario Anzola)

How does it all sound?
Well... hmmm, weird! Imagine a guitar line like GONG's/DAEVID ALLEN's "You Can't Kill Me", add some HENDRIX licks, some 70's funk and some balkan polka with a trumpet player running amok - and you may get a picture that won't even come close to the musical weirdness that you are going to witness, if you dare...

CAPTAN, OBVIO - Die Captan, obvio Die!
(mp3-zip, 14 tracks, 46 min, 102 MB)
Get it here or here or here!

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