Wow, I feel terrible about not writing more on this blog. I was waiting to have a new Q&A to share and now I finally have it!
From now on I will try harder to write at least once a week, so be ready for a lotta surprises.
This week, I was able to contact Pieter Van Dessel from Marble Sounds. You may know a few of their songs, like The Time To Sleep, Good Occasions and Dance Clarence Dance, all available to listen on YouTube if you feel curious.
I must admit I always wanted to do a Q&A with Pieter, even before having this blog.
No more talking, here it is:
1.- Favorite song(s) ever
PVD: Pinback – ‘Loro’
Wheat – ‘Don’t I Hold You’
Sparklehorse – ‘Cow’
Arcade Fire – ‘Suburban War’
The Antlers – ‘Two’
2.- Favorite album(s) ever
PVD: dEUS – ‘Worst Case Scenario’
Radiohead – ‘The Bends’ / ‘OK Computer’
The Cure – ‘Wish’
3.- Favorite song(s) of 2013
PVD: Joy Wellboy – ‘Lay Down Your Blade’
Jon Hopkins – ‘Abandon Window’
Kim Janssen – ‘Drift’
4.- Favorite album(s) of 2013
PVD: Few Bits – ‘Few Bits’
Cody – ‘Fractures’
5.- Favorite chord/instrument
PVD: G Major on guitar, but with D on the B-string.
6.- What was the first song you learned on the guitar/piano?
PVD: Can’t remember…But I learnt guitar chords with an educational book written by Uncle Bob, a Belgian TV personality from the sixties. The first song must be one of his.
7.- What drove you to start writing songs?
PVD: I think the excitement of finishing writing a new song.
8.- First song you wrote
PVD: The first song I was pleased with was called “The Barber’s House”. It was the start of a series of 4-track-tapes I made late nineties.
9.- Favorite song from Nice Is Good and from Dear Me, Look Up
PVD: My Friend.
Evenings or The Little Lows.
10.- How did you feel when Good Occasions reached the million views on YouTube?
PVD: Excited and surprised.
11.- What are your plans for 2014?
PVD: Playing live and writing new songs. Recording and releasing a new album will be in 2015.
12.- Who’d you like to collaborate with for the next album (if there is one)?
PVD: Aha, that’s a secret until the new album comes out!
How about that? New album?! Can’t get any better than this 🙂