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The Impact Chats With… Field Music!

Field Music recently came through Detroit in support of their latest album, Field Music (Measure). The Impact was on location to sit down with Dave and Peter Brewis and talked with the brothers about classic rock radio, the benefit of physical music, and recording neo-classical albums with Talk Talk. Nick VanHuis: In music right now, there’s a lot of people trying to sound retro, and I feel like you guys achieve this without it being forced. David Brewis: One of the things about the way we record things, is that we can only do them one way because we have rubbish equipment, limited resources. We learned how to play drums, we learned how to play guitar, and that’s what we want to do. Peter Brewis: There are a lot of things about modern recording techniques that I don’t particularly like. It’s not so much that I want to sound like an old record, but it’s more that there’s such a suffocating quality in new recordings, which I don’t like. I like to hear space, and as soon as you do that, it automatically sounds a little bit like a Led Zeppelin record. DB: That’s what we listen to, that’s what we basically listen to to get us through the day when we’re driving; we listen to classic rock. It’s pointless listening to Talk Talk, cause you can’t hear it. PB: Queen, ACDC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith. DB: It’s just like, let’s get stuff on that feels good, sounds good, we can sing along to. We have good fun. We don’t get classic rock stations in the UK, so we just flick around and it’s hilarious most of the time. If we do tours longer than 2 or 3 weeks… PB: We get sick of listening to Chicago. Read More…

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