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[BadPanda119] LIFE & LIMB with Saroos – Mirrored Selves

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LIFE & LIMB is the new project of Andrea Mangia (aka Populous) and NY-based Mike McGuire (aka Short Stories). Taking their name from a Fugazi track, their music is instead focused on chillwave and glo-fi sounds. They recently remixed His Clancyness and are now working on their debut LP. 

Berlin-Munich based trio Saroos is comprised of a diverse lineup of talented individuals from different sonic backgrounds, from bands such as Iso60 (jazz and experimental – read Florian Zimmer), Lali Puna/Console (experimental pop – Cristoph Brandner) and the Notwist (Max Punktezahl). Obsessed with sound as particles in motion, they describe their sounds as exotica gone even wilder — abstract and shadowy or dub in reverse, where solid grooves emerge from skronk and noise. Their last album was produced by Odd Nosdam and released via Anticon in the US and on the Notwist’s Alien Transistor everywhere else (and you can still download a free track via XLR8R).

LIFE & LIMB and Saroos joined their forces and we’re glad to share with you this new collaborative track and the double interviews after the jump.

LIFE & LIMB with Saroos – Mirrored Selves [mp3]

[alien transistor]


Read the interview to Saroos and LIFE & LIMB after the jump.

1. Where do you live actually?
Saroos: Berlin
Life&Limb: Hudson, NY

2. What is the last thing you ate?
Saroos: Sake-Don
Life&Limb: Curried Vegetables w Garlic Naan

3. Your addiction?
Saroos: Music, but addiction sounds too negative for something that you really like
Life&Limb: Espresso

4. What do you collect?
Saroos: Sounds
Life&Limb: Old books & coats

5. What is your favorite word?
Saroos: Servus
Life&Limb: A couple favorites are gargantuan, cerebral & serendipitous.

6. What sound or noise do you love ?
Saroos: Train stations & waves
Life&Limb: Crunching snow under my feet & my cats drinking water

7. What is your most recent extravagance?
Saroos: Going out too often and way too long
Life&Limb: Nothing really comes to mind. Moderation always..

8. Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever met?
Life&Limb: Everybody is equally interesting to me.

9. One quote?
Life&Limb: As above, so below.

10. One movie?
Saroos: “Badlands” by Terrence Malick
Life&Limb: A Bout de Souffle

11. One book?
Saroos: Oskar Maria Graf : We Are Prisoners
Life&Limb: Impossible to ever choose one.. Right now I’m reading Europe Central by William T. Vollman & Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon.

12. Which song do you listen to when you wake up?
Saroos: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie: Love Comes To Me
Life&Limb: Usually prone to something like Rachel’s in the morning.

13. A song you wish you wrote yourself?
Saroos: Joe Meek “I Hear a new world”
Life&Limb: Ginuwine – Tell Me Do U Wanna

14. The song to be played at your funeral?
Saroos: “Dress Sexy At My Funeral” by Smog followed by “Funky Kingston” by Toots and the Maytals
Life&Limb: Wu Tang – Tearz

15. A song for relaxing on a beach?
Saroos: Teebs: Bern Rhytm
Life&Limb: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Lay and Love

16. Your Sunday morning track?
Saroos: Serge Gainsbourg: Melody
Life&Limb: Prodigy – Genesis

17. One website?

18. What do you think about music industry in 2011?
Saroos: Discovered lots of good new labels and it is good to see people continue releasing music – generally exciting how (pop) culture will develop with all the music that can now be wasily be available via Spotify, etc
Life&Limb: Very very very disheartening, over-saturated, soulless & corrupt.

19. What about Creative Commons?
Saroos: An alternative
Life&Limb: I have no experience with it but I like the idea.

20. Favorite venue or club?
Saroos: Schokoladen & Berghain
Life&Limb: Loved playing at O-Nest in Tokyo & De Nieuwe Anita in Amsterdam

21. Best concert attended?
Saroos: Shabazz Palaces
Life&Limb: Either Music For 18 Musicians around Steve Reich’s 70th birthday at BAM in Brooklyn or Stereolab in Battery Park

22. Favorite place on earth?
Saroos: Cities, seasides & mountaintops
Life&Limb: Yet to be found

23. Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?
Saroos: In the arms of my girlfriend
Life&Limb: Bensalem Island

Written by badpandarecords

19/03/2012 at 11:21 AM

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