View Full Version : Interesting Jimmy and Pajo interview...


Glare Seethe
07-14-2003, 09:48 AM
Someone on the Zwan board translated it from Dutch, and there are some really interesting bits of information there:

"Talking about recordings: in September [or perhaps earlier because of the premature return of the band] the recordings of the new album start. A record that will be put out under the name Djali Zwan.

JC: "That's just going to be a DVD. There won't be an audio-CD, just a video of the recording-process, live in-studio footage."

Djali Zwan is the more modest and acoustic incarnation of Zwan. Given the work David Pajo delivered with his brilliant project Papa M, it seems that there will be a lead part for him in this record.

DP: "It's the style I feel comfortable with. It's also in line with my solo work."

JC: "We're going to rely on Pajo's handy work for the next record. It's of course right up his alley. And hopefully Dave will sing a lot of songs. We really want him to take the lead part in this. He just knows what he's dong. Zwan is a band with a big diversity of musical talent. Everyone has a different angle and has strong features. So we want to exploit David and Paz more, musically speaking then."

And then there are rumours of more incarnations of Zwan. There is talk of a hard, metal variant, a more ambient, film music/soundscape variant and perhaps even more. Chamberlin was rumoured to write songs.

JC: "That's right. Billy and I worked at home at some soundtrack material for the Chicago Bears. I've got a more jazz-like b.ackground. So we might go into that direction.

...

There's certainly some prog-rock material on the way. And apart from that we'll just see where it ends. We're taking it one album at a time."

JC: "Zwan's strongest feature is the live interpretation of the songs. We're going to bet on that on our next record; record a lot of songs live. The first record was a statement, to get a foot in the door. Streamlined and pop. Our plans for the next album are more in the direction of Mary Star of the Sea-like tracks. The long threaded epic songs. We didn't want to confuse people from the start, so we kept it simple"


Well, it sounds pretty damn promising, but I'm not sure I want to get my hopes up. Click
here (http://zwan.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=2606028202&f=9116028202&m=6196066073) for the thread with the full article.

MstrGhost
07-14-2003, 11:00 AM
Finally some good news, but...

"And hopefully Dave will sing a lot of songs. We really want him to take the lead part in this" HAHAHA

Caine Walker
07-14-2003, 11:32 AM
:erm

i don't know about this... zwan really took a nose dive off of a big freakin' cliff for me (and a lot of others, i can safely say. or were just never there to begin with. anyhoo...), and it's going to take some convincing for me to be remotely excited about anything that they are going to be doing.

why not put out a djali-zwan record? why only a dvd? <i>i</i> don't have a dvd player. and i certainly can't put that thing into my car, being as i'm not Ludacris (i.e. mad system in my ride). it makes no sense to put out a strictly visual zwan release being as no one cares.

more prog rock? that's interesting.

me? i'm waiting for the metal shit. <i>if</i> that ever happens. fuck, they should've just done that in the first place. :dammit:

oclaftap
07-14-2003, 11:37 AM
that was in rolling stone a while ago, and they said they were gonna do it like "let it be" on the making of the album, and i thought they said there would be a cd to accompany it

Glare Seethe
07-14-2003, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by Caine Walker
why not put out a djali-zwan record? why only a dvd? i don't have a dvd player. and i certainly can't put that thing into my car

Yeah, I agree, not putting out a cd is a pretty shitty decision. I don't have DVD player either, but even if I did, I wouldn't want that to be the only way for me to listen to the music.


more prog rock? that's interesting.

That's what interests me the most in the article. I think they could pull it off. I haven't completely lost my faith in the band, even though MSOTS sucked, because I know there's a lot of talent and potential there. So between Pajo being more involved and the promise of prog-oriented stuff in the future, I think it's alright to be cautiously optimistic...

Ugly
07-14-2003, 11:46 AM
I watched “Let It Be” yesterday and I’m seriously loving this idea. I hope they play ontop of the Metro too. They should really play “Don’t Let Me Down” during the Djali sessions cuz it would be a nice nod to that.

Ugly
07-14-2003, 11:50 AM
Oh yeah, and if they put out albums of “Prog rock Zwan” and “Heavy Metal Zwan” I will seriously need:
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eraserhead
07-14-2003, 03:37 PM
this is good news to me. but i was hoping for a real djali zwan album. oh well.

Boycott Graceland
07-14-2003, 04:08 PM
hm. interesting.

i highly highly highly doubt that they will NOT put out a djali album to accompany the djali dvd. i wonder if there will be a djali single...

Injektilo
07-14-2003, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by Glare Seethe
Someone on the Zwan board translated it from Dutch, and there are some really interesting bits of information there:


wow, thats the best zwan news I've heard in.... probably ever.

now we wait to see how true it is/will be.

Kumar Littlejeans
07-14-2003, 11:04 PM
I'm ridiculously enthusiastic about this.

Diamond Dream
07-14-2003, 11:13 PM
... a DVD only release... are they listening to 50 Cent?

im sure Reprise will want them to have a CD also...

Dead
07-14-2003, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by Ugly
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Undergarments.

babyletswhine
07-15-2003, 04:26 PM
thumbs up for the guy interviewing!

ZackZ
07-15-2003, 05:09 PM
Prog rock. Sweet. They need a keyboard player now.

Glare Seethe
07-15-2003, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by ZackZ
Prog rock. Sweet. They need a keyboard player now.

Heh. From the bits of prog-influenced stuff we've heard this far from the band, it resembles more King Crimson circa '72-'74 than the keyboard-heavy prog acts of the period. That 7/4 riff in "Spilled Milk" sounds like it was lifted from "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", and the middle section of Jesus/Mary sounds like it was influenced by the interlocking guitars of 80s KC.

That's a good thing, in my opinion, since I much prefer KC to any other prog band (unless you consider Jethro Tull prog, which I don't). Too much keyboards ends up sounding too dated, I think...

Corganist
07-15-2003, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by ZackZ
Prog rock. Sweet. They need a keyboard player now.

(prays) Anyone but Mike Garson...Anyone but Mike Garson....

/memories of ruined 2000 SP shows.

paranoid
07-15-2003, 06:04 PM
Hmm.. i'm even more interested in the JAZZ idea that jimmy was talking about. I've been waitng for some jazz from them for a while so hopefully this will work out as well..

*excited*

kevinjboconnor
07-15-2003, 10:06 PM
does anyone honestly think billy is just gonna step back for this one?

i dunno i'll believe it only when it happens.