[Interview] Exclusive interview with Giant The Vine

Dear readers we have the pleasure to offer you in this article an interview with an Italian band that offers Instrumental sounds between Prog and Post-Rock. We welcome Giant The Vine.

Hello how are you?

We are doing well, thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here and have the opportunity to share some thoughts with you.

Your sound incorporates elements of Prog and Post-Rock, where does your passion for these sounds come from?

From our diverse music preferences and backgrounds. We have different tastes and ages, and the music we listen to today and grew up with naturally reverberates in our music. So, we can say it’s not a deliberately crafted effect but rather the result of various inspirations.

Your new album “A chair at the backdoor” was released in May 2023, how would you describe this work?

It’s a mature work that required a lot of effort in terms of writing and arrangement. We aimed to find a balance between various elements and sensibilities, attempting to create an album that could be enjoyed as a whole by as many people as possible. We’re proud of the result, and the feedback we’re receiving from listeners is quite positive.

Your music develops through long instrumental textures, how does the composition of your tracks take place?

The birth of a song comes from an inspiration, an idea. It could be a feeling, a situation in the current time, or a touching story. That’s the gem, which then develops with everyone’s contribution and is worked on over time, built and deconstructed until it takes a form we like. We often have listening sessions and assess each individual part or sound, and we’re not afraid to remove even beautiful elements if they don’t work within the context of the piece.

Your music is intense and engaging, will there be a chance to hear you live in the near future?

It’s in our plans. We want to perform our songs live and do what we couldn’t do with the first album due to Covid.

This is your second album, how has the sound evolved over the years?

It’s certainly more self-aware and mature. We have a greater understanding of ourselves and what we want to convey with our music. Over time, we’ve learned to know ourselves more as individuals and musicians.

Do you have any other passions or artistic activities outside of music?

Photography. Fun fact: the video for “Glass” takes inspiration from a photograph by a great Italian maestro.

The music market has changed a lot over the years, how difficult is it (if at all) to establish yourself with more refined sounds like yours?

We don’t calculate or follow creative formulas. We strive to stay true to our musical aspirations. We aim to make our music accessible and share it as widely as possible. We don’t believe it’s more difficult for us due to our style. The biggest limitation for any artist to emerge today seems to be the negative direction the music industry has taken over the past several years, more focused on sensations and personalities rather
than potential artists.

What advice would you give to young artists who decide to come up with more elaborate sounds like yours?

We would suggest they do what makes them feel fulfilled, not to calculate or compromise at the expense of their freedom to be themselves.

Italy and Liguria in particular have always been at the top of Rock and Prog music in
particular, how do you see the scene today?

I see it as lacking courage and innovation, unlike how it has been in the past in some cases. I don’t see many bands in Liguria or Italy in general that are offering music with an international scope. It’s a pity…

I thank the band for the interview, wishing them the best for the continuation of their artistic career.

Support the band, buy their new album on Bandcamp: https://giantthevine.bandcamp.com/album/a-chair-at-the-backdoor-2

Read our Review of their new album here: [Review] Giant The Vine – A Chair At The Backdoor

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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