Thursday, February 12, 2009

BloodLust! Interview Series: #23 Martial Canterel

Sean McBride (Martial Canterel, Xeno and Oaklander, Three to Forgotten)

1. What have you been listening to lately?

In no particular order: Das Ding, Peter Tedstone, Stanislas Kadik, Vangelis (Blade Runner), Toru Takemitsu, Die Bunker, DZ Lectric, Lustans Lakejer (1st LP), Y Gwasgwyr, Camerata Mediolanense, Neva (first 2 cassettes), Thanasis Zlatanos, Regard

2. Have you been to any interesting concerts recently?

Besides watching the week-nightly show of the local schizophrenic walking down the middle of the street hollering at the top of his about the fathers, the daughters and the Jewish banks exposing their daughters bellies, I have been to the Wierd party to see Further Reductions, N., Epee Du Bois. Not wanting to get out these days.

3. Can you name a favorite film, or two (or a television program), from the last few months?

PD James Mysteries series (11 DVD boxset) with Roy Marsden as Dagliesh, Midsummer Murders (Season 9& 10), Dorothy Sayers Mysteries with Edward Petherbridge as Lord Peter Whimsy, Blue Murders with Caroline Quentin ala Jonathan Creek. As for films...The Changeling, Accident, Kwaidan, Face of Another, Onibaba, Fires on the Plain.

4. Have you read a good book lately?

"Discovery of France" - Graham Robb, "Antoine's Alphabet - Watteau and His World" - Jed Perl

5. Have you attended any recent art shows worth mentioning?

Hard to get out. The sadness remains indoors.

6. Do you have any current obsessions of note?

Just synthesizers. Not current per se but an enduring obsession nonetheless.

7. Please tell me what recordings, projects (any medium), etc., you are working on right now, if anything

Finishing up a new LP for Martial Canterel due out in a few months on the Wierd Record label. Also putting the finishing touches on the debut LP from Xeno and Oaklander, as well, due out on the Wierd records label in a few months time. Looking to release a K7 comp on Xanten of various analog synthesizer artists currently working.

8. What do you hope to accomplish this year?

Greater agility and flexibility with my live shows. Visit Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland.

9. Is there anything else that you would like to mention, announce, or hype?

Beware...countless abortions are attempting to come to life. Need to run the bandwagon off the road.