woktherock on 09/21/2009 at 02:59PM
ADI RENALDI (YES NO WAVE MUSIC): It’s been a long time before you dropped “Trilogi Peradaban”, what makes you decided to record this full length album?
Well, it’s the realization of our first full length album actually. Some of our materials were written right after our first ep was released. But they were recorded quite long time after it was released. But we see that it is the advantage, we found it more interesting if we added few elements we never thought before.
RULLY (ZOO): Can you tell me a little bit about this album concept?
Same as the title itself, divided into three chapters. Having two perfectly different drummers affected our characters in each chapter. That’s the advantage. In first chapter (Neolithikum) our drummer is Obet with compact, fast, and technical drumming style. In the second chapter (Mesolithikum), Dimek plays the drum with more complete structure, rhythmic, and powerful. And in the last chapter we didn’t use drummer although we have some percussions. In this last chapter you may find it softer without drumming department, but actually they were defined as the most dissonant and “randomized”. Primitivism is stands as the main character in a pure acoustic form, and the patterns are disrupted. So the whole point is, the differences between each chapter are not lyrically but based on each characters and structures.
This album is truly has a strong-built character. What things stand as influences during your creative process?
Mood is definitely influenced the process. I don’t know about the others. But in vocal technique, the process is absolutely influenced by what bands I like and explored at that time. If only the same songs were recorded right now it would probably complete different. The affection on the final would be massive.
Why did you pick up ”Trilogi Peradaban” as the title?
Title is always be an effective way to emphasize the message. On our first ep ”Kebun Binatang”, the title is a direct translation and has literal meaning through out our band name. Besides that, the front artwork was made to strenghten what ”ZOO” is all about. After our identity was emphasized through out the ep, it’s time to emphasize the theme. With straight title using ancient civilazation in every single chapter. And ended with conclusion in the end of a song. Hopefully the listeners could considered that we would like to underline something about civilization. I’m totally seduced to explain what they really are. But i think it’s more satisfying if you find it by yourself by listening and pay a good attention. There are many clues in it
Can tell us about the recording process you had?
Some of our songs in first and second chapter were recorded only in a day. Then we came with the entire vocals. And the third chapter, mostly we made them spontaneously right before we recorded them. The mixing process was done gradually with different operators.
You work in a different city (Rully works in Jakarta, while the two live in Jogjakarta), how would you deal with the band time?
Well, actually, this is Zoo’s hardest odd: we have a very short meeting time. Saturday nite, is the only time for us having routine rehearsal. We found it very hard if we have a show but in other day beside Saturday. But that’s the story, so far we can still manage and accomodates but it’s true that our communication and efectivity is a little bit messed up.
How can you end up with Yes No Wave Music?
Yes No Wave is a very ideal medium to store Zoo’s work. Not only its effective distribution, but also in free-gift principle to share to public. Many bands/musicians using netlabel only to release their solo, experimental projects, and promotional kit. But until releasing trilogy album? It’s completely different story, that means we are click with each other principally. Not only join for a ride. We can guarantee, this wouldn’t be our last release with Yes No Wave Music.
Continue to make songs with similar theme, but in a more explorative way of serving. That’s it, alter all are set then we decide what we’ll do about those staff. Hopefully nothing bad happens.