‘Willow, meadow, cascades’ | Interview with Garbanotas

Focusing less in a big commercial chorus, and more in smaller sonic details Lady Love introduces us to Garbanotas‘ latest album Heart in a Plastic Bag. Get ready to fell in love.
Read our interview with the band below!

Describe your sound in 3 words

Willow, meadow, cascades

Tell us a few things about your recent work Heart in a Plastic Bag. What is the main idea behind it?

“As I was moving ahead occasionally I saw brief glimpses of beauty”, once said one of our favorite poets Jonas Mekas. I think the album is about everyday encounters with these glimpses. When something strange happens and the world opens up in a totally different perspective in front of you, some sort of magic when everything becomes a metaphor to a kind of deeper feeling or understanding of the thing we call life. Heart is capable of that, but you need to take it out of the plastic bag. Life is not sterile. It’s bloody and warm and beating.

What made you gravitate towards psychedelic music?

A lot of music that has influenced us since our childhood days. It’s capability to capture those moments I’ve mentioned before. Its’ colorfulness, layers, questions, its’ soul, I guess.

How has the band evolved over the years?

We’ve been learning to play all the time. To play music, but to play life too. So we met a lot of different players on the way and they all influenced us. They gave us books, showed movies, played music or just had a conversation while drinking coffee. Inevitably it all got condensed in what we play and how we play.

Is language a barrier in music?

Music is a language itself, so the question would become “is language a barrier in language”?
I don’t know. For us not. It’s more like different aspects of language. The one where you understand the meaning of words and the other where you just listen to how the words sound.

What song should we add to our playlist next time we go mushroom picking in the forests of Lithuania?

It depends on the weather conditions and the kind of forest you’ll be roaming around.

If the music of Garbanotas was a film, which film would that be?

The Night I Swam, Directed by Kohei Igarashi and Damien Manivel.

What does your band name mean?

It means “Curly” in lithuanian. Life is curly, the world is curly, mind is curly and the music too. Curly is beautiful.

Thank you!

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