Sunday, May 5, 2013

Orxata Sound System - 130505 - Music Manumit Podcast

Orxata Sound System

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In this episode:
We talk with the Valencia based band Orxata Sound System.

Here are Doug's notes from the interview.


Give us an overview of your project
Pronounced: Or-cha-ta

Madison Infoshop:

Chapel Hill Infoshop:

5 people here today?

bass player

Carles: programmer/sound engineer

from Valencia

singer not on the call

recorded album in Iceland

Why record in Iceland?
Because we are crazy!

Volcano: Eyjafjallajökull

What drew you to Creative Commons?

love is political!

Culture should be free

You’ve been around a while, what are your ambitions for the band?
Ambition is have people hear the message.

Catalan is their language.

Basques vs. Catalans

Completely different!

In some ways more, in some ways less integrated

ETA -- which is basically the Basque Liberation Army translated

What sort of political violence?
Wouldn’t allow to study in Catalan.

How does the political situation affect the music?
Comfortable on the Internet.

Tom’s impressed with the YouTube videos:

What’s the deal with the beta albums?
Started with singles or EP

3 songs:

Trumpet player in rabbit suit?

Why do you use the -NC license?
Difficult choice

They love Linux and Wikipedia!

Art is different than software

maybe a little conservative

Have you had people ask for licenses?
Often people don’t ask, but sometimes people do!

What is the Creative Commons culture like in Valencia and Spain generally?
Doug’s first exposure to Orxata:

CC really common in their circle.

Silenced cultures are using CC!


Jamendo too:

Where did the project name originate?
Orxata is the name of the ring from Valencia to

Tiger note? Grown in only a few places: Israel, Ivory Coast and villages in Spain

Orxata is a milk.

What are your other projects, if any?
Everyone is doing different stuff.

Some play in different plans.

Carles designs web sites.

Orxata has “centrality”

What’s the deal with the financial crisis?
Concert planners just have less money

Tell us about some of those other bands!
Obrintpas - ska punk

esoc -

Colombian is starting some folk projects!

One guy is living in Amsterdam. plays in symphonies

Do you tour?
2013 Concerts on Website

Lots of cool stuff!

What advice do you have for people wanting to release Creative Commons?
If you’re political, it’s a must!

Think of it as giving back!

We don’t need corporations!

What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
influences are worldwide: punk side (and grunge)

NOFX, Pennywise, The Clash

Atari Teenage Riot!

something Foundation?

Spanish band: Palmeda?

African music and jazz

fusion, classical, drum’n’bass

Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?

Pony Bravo:

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?

Share the music!

Create more music!

Doug has something real quick to say about how this interview came about.