Akira & Jo Annah.
Where are you from?
Name of band:
Flying Cape Experience.
Who else is in your band?
Just the two of us. And a few spirits who talk through us.
How would you describe yourselves?
Jo: Our music? We've described our music a psychedelic therapy. For me personally creating songs is therapy. It is also very spiritual, magical. I feel I'm deeply attached to everything inside and outside during all creative processes. Therefore our music is emotional.
Akira: At times our music making is self-therapeutic. Sometimes it's very bad therapy, hah! Music just comes from some place, it's like it always already had been there in every possible form and we would just let it to be heard. That's what it is at best, like channelling.
Jo: Yes, just like he said.
Who are your main influences musically?
Jo: I love silence and the sounds of nature. Life is so hectic. I listen to music very little. We both like rock bands like Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Soundgarden etc. We like The Verve and some of the brit pop bands. We like NIN, TOOL, Deftones, Elliott Smith, Mew, Beck, Massive Attack, Radiohead…We like a lot of music from different genres. We have listened to lot of 60's and 70's music in our childhood, maybe some influences has come from there subconsciously. I really can't say that I hear any of the bands I mentioned in our music though.
Akira: What she said. I guess everything we've ever heard has had an influence on us. The variation between different genres has been so diverse, so it's hard to pick any. Well, one of my early childhood memories include listening to Abbey Road on my own cassette player, and it sounded miraculous! I had no idea of any instruments, this magic just flooded from the speaker!
What do you hope to achieve in music?
Akira: To be able to continue creating it.
Jo: To be able to continue to love creating it.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Akira: Some of the album reviews have been so very beautiful and touching, it's been the biggest highlight, to touch people.
Jo: Yes, it has been amazing…that so many people have understood us "right". And for me the highlights are when a new song is born, when the melodies and the chords find each other, those are the most touching moments. And when someone says he's/she's been touched about our music and has had a relief in his/her life through our songs. Those are the super-highlights.
And, not to forget all the amazing warm-hearted and talented people we have met after we released our first album. Love to The Shoegaze Collective! The support from there has been invaluable, not to mention all the new friends we've had a chance to get to know around the world from the collective. We also found ourselves soul mates from there, and it led us to collaborate with them. Our newest release, a split ep "8" with Joaquim Barato was born that way.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We value all moments.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Akira: I'd pick I Love You, as it is the first song we ever made together. Jo sang most of the vocals first and the rest just happened, that represents us well because we just let it out. None of our songs represents our music as a whole, as at least we think that all of our songs have so far been pretty different from each other, and by some coincidence it just happens to be that way.
Jo: I'd pick that too or Unfold. It describes our music a lot. It is calm and it is like a journey. The song actually is about journeys.
Where can we listen to it?
Our debut album "Let's sing more about the eyes" and our newest release, a split EP "8" are here:
Where can we find out more about your music?
We are active on Facebook. We have a Twitter account, but we are too busy and too dinosaurs for that ;)