7 Minutes in Heaven with: Capillaries
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Capillaries – “Extraction Point”
Capillaries is: Nick Cawley (guitar), Jared Coliadis (guitar), Tim Nagel (drums), Neal Williams (bass)
Bio: Capillaries is all about experimental collaboration. Their songs touch on countless influences from all directions while avoiding the safety of being derivative. There are hints of ambient music but with a sense of immediacy driving it along, noise music with melodies and counter-melodies, bass-driven leads, and a number of non-traditional complex beats and changes that all serve the needs of the songs rather than showing off technical playing abilities.
1. Where are you from and how long have you been making music?
Neal’s the only Atlanta native, but Nick’s from Augusta, GA, Tim’s originally from Pensacola, FL, and Jared’s from Youngstown, OH. We’ve all been in various bands here and there, but we’ve been playing together for about a year and a half now.
2. Describe your sound in 5 words:
Jared: I’m never very good at describing our sound in succinct terms, but my Dad, who has no exposure whatsoever to anything remotely like our sound, recently heard a nearly finished mix of our album and described it as “Astronauts floating around in space.” I really enjoyed that it evoked that imagery so I’ll just use that description.
3. Who would you list as your top 3 musical influences?
Jared: Les Savy Fav (especially from Rome Written Upside Down to Inches when they just had one guitar) for Seth Jabour’s inventive disjointed melodies with hints of Brainiac-esque dissonance, Fugazi-ish aggression and quasi-Television dynamics all without being flashy or gimmicky. He’s a really underrated guitarist in a wonderful band who are known more for their stage antics (as endlessly entertaining as they are) than their music (which I’ve loved for over a decade now). Charles Mingus for his use of interlocked melodies and often improvised parts that somehow sound endlessly rehearsed. His song “The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jive-Ass Slippers” is still one of my favorite songs ever written. Mega Man 2 for the Nintendo Entertainment System is one of my favorite soundtracks ever written. It has been an influence to some degree in almost everything I have written.
Neal: Love (‘Forever Changes’ is one of the greatest and most forward thinking rock albums of all time) Sunny Day Real Estate (Nate Mendel’s bass lines made that band) Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor and all of the other avant-thinkers in jazz.
Tim: Mastodon, Isis, Zappa.
4. If you were to choose one song from your most recent release to share with our readers, what would it be and why?
“Metals of Callisto” is one of our favorites. It transitions from a “pretty” intro to a spacey mid-section into a brutal outro that mixes screaming guitars with a calypso beat.
5. What were your 5 favorite albums of 2011?
Jared: Russian Circles – Empros, Battles – Gloss Drop, Explosions in the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, Wugazi – 13 Chambers, Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Neal: Rustie – Glass Swords, Wye Oak – Civilian, Death Grips – Exmilitary, Deafheaven – Roads To Judah, Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place
Tim: Russian Circles – Empros, Battles – Gloss Drop, Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo, Grails- Deep Politics, Bon Iver – Bon Iver
6. Name a band that we might not have heard of yet but we should definitely check out?
Jared: I really have enjoyed several of the bands we’ve played with. Eszett out of Greensboro, NC really impressed me. They are heavy, technical, and put on a really intense show.
7. What’s been the most exciting thing about 2011 for you so far and what do you have to look forward to?
It has been really rewarding to start playing shows after rehearsing, writing and recording for the better part of a year. We’ve been getting nothing but really positive responses to our set and we hope to keep that trend throughout 2012.