|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
Madison Infoshop: http://madinfoshop.wordpress.com/
Chapel Hill Infoshop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalist_Books
5 people here today?
Carles: programmer/sound engineer
singer not on the call
recorded album in Iceland
Why record in Iceland?
Because we are crazy!
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
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: http://www.youtube.com/orxataTV
What’s the deal with the beta albums?
Started with singles or EP
3 songs: http://orxata.bandcamp.com/album/20-beta-1
Trumpet player in rabbit suit?
Why do you use the -NC license?
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: http://barcelonasonora.org/music
CC really common in their circle.
Silenced cultures are using CC!
Jamendo too: http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/7986/orxata-sound-system
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 - http://esoc.tv/
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!
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: http://www.last.fm/music/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.