Italian quartet Glory of the Supervenient, led by drummer and composer Andrea Bruzzone, is about to release the self-titled album on October 6th. Bruzzone spoke for Rocking Charts about the record.
Alright, first thing is first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how’s life?
Oh thanks for the question, life – it’s good now, I’m playing in different cool situations here in Milano and I’m pretty excited about the release of this album since I’m working on it for a year and a half now.
Speaking of it, what can people expect from “Glory of the Supervenient”?
G.O.T.S. wants to be an honest vehicle of creativity in the sense that the only goal was to create something that comes from myself. Music as well as sensations, thoughts, images that I feel as part of me, I tried to let them flow naturally to give form to the music. So, honest in this sense, you know, nowadays a lot of things that are no music come before music; money, sex, love, hate, etc… That’s not something moral you know, I’m not saying that is necessary a bad thing to put all those things in music, but I just followed what I was feeling and probably what it’s to me. So people will find an exploration on the possibilities in creating new fresh music.
What was it like working on the album?
It was amazing, man, and unconventional I might say. I started the writing process during summer 2015. To be honest at the beginning I had a completely different idea on what I was trying to do. I was following rules and restrictions, I wanted to make a sort of “avangarde pop” band in the wake of an English group that I love called Dutch Uncles. But already in the beginning everything changed and the truth about me had to come out, so I left rules and let ideas flow freely from all my influences, emotion, et cetera, as I said before. A lot of instruments in the album are actually virtual instruments programmed by me that we accurately treated in a long sound design process in the studio with the help of Mauro Scarfia who is also in the live band now. Drums were recorded live by me and basses by Angelo “Otus” Girardello (The Queen Bled Acid). That big distorted sound you hear it’s a bass, not a guitar.
Are there any touring plans in support to “Glory of the Supervenient”?
Of course yes, the album will be out this 6th October and we are working to make a promotional tour in 2017, we can’t yet give details on that but you will find them soon on our pages and social media.
While we are on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?
Oh everywhere on the planet!! No jokes apart, sure to start with an European tour touching main European cities, it could be amazing. East European cities, I know guys there are really open minded in music! And yeah then why not U.S. and Japan.
Who and what inspires you the most?
Do you know that the whole the album is inspired by a philosopher? He’s called Emanuele Severino and yeah, I think he is the man that inspired me the most during my life. But ok not only philosophy. I love comedians, this guy Bill Hicks really changed my life, also George Carlin. Researchers inspire me, people who try to go beyond boundaries, people that tells you that there’s something more than this “ordinary world” made of politics, money, jobs, racism, war and all these shit. Bill used to say, “it’s just a ride.”
What other genres of music do you listen to? Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?
As a drummer I work in a lot of different situations and I never feel divisions in music. If something is well made and gives you emotions then you have to go for it, but to really impress me a piece of art has to be brave, it has to go beyond subdivisions, following truth and spirit of innovation. I sometimes call our music “new-prog,” even if ithas not a lot in common with actual 70’s progressive rock but I think this term explains perfectly what I’m trying to do.
I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you would like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?
Thank you guys very much for this, I just wanna tell you to follow us if you like our music and to stay tuned on our social media pages. A lot of news, official videos, playthroughs and much more are coming soon. Ciao!!