Before his Drop-d Downbeat gig tomorrow night at The Roundy, Cork’s favourite Martian, Vacuumface spoke with the D via intergalactic videophone by way of introduction.
For those who don’t know, how did you start?
Origins unknown, I remember fluorescent lights, rythmic chanting and a strong smell of sour milk. I began a cosmic journey through the inner and outer dimensions of space, within an intergalactic space bubble until eventually I found myself here, on your planet.
Influences, musical and non-musical?
There aren’t any influences as such, although I do enjoy a good martian sunset. Colours and patterns may inspire a sound from time to time but generally speaking, Sounds would not be conveyed with an influence in mind. I dig Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes alright, but they’re not that popular around this part of the galaxy…. or their own, come to think of it!
Standard Cork vs. elsewhere question.
Cork is good for audio pleasure. I consider it to be Highly overlooked. Of course, it’s no Xessthpot 7 when it comes to noise-juice but then again, Xessthpot 7 is within a much bigger galaxy to yours. In terms of Earth sounds, Cork is most impressive.
What are people to expect from a Vacuumface show?
Confusion, Embarrassment and Fatigue.
Best moment in the band’s lifetime so far?
“The first time I played Ctrl Alt Delete was a pretty good moment as I had just got here and didn’t know how to use earth technology. Another good time was playing a sold out show to 5 Spuurgladdek‘s on the Second Moon of Quaakfourk. That was pretty SWELL.”
Who do you like in Irish music at the moment?
What have you got in store for 2011?
Dunno, might just head back to space for a while. Earth can get rather stinky around this time of the year.
Vacuumface plays The Roundy tomorrow night as part of Drop-d’s Downbeat/Ambient night. 3EUR in at the door, kickoff at 9.30.