Rick Rubin, Dick, Kevin Park discussed on Broken Record
In the thirteen years since Kevin Park I posted Tame Impala Musica my space. He's gone from being a member of Perth Australia. Sacred seen two huge Chela headlining act and the states in the process. He developed the best of both worlds. The respect of all your favorite artists and legions of fans sect every lyric and sound on his albums like most of his past releases. Kevin did everything on the newest tame impala album the slow rush himself all the singing plane production mixing everything he tells. Recruitment is how he's most comfortable creating alone but in the five years between his last record and the new one. He was busy collaborating with the weekend. Travis Scott Kanye West scissor and a bunch of other people have talked about wanting to work with to everyone from duly but Christine and the Queens Kevin connected recently with Rick on Zoom. It's been shelter in place back Australia. Ever since. The Corona virus interrupted his tore after two sold out nights at the forum away. You talked with rick about how being perceived as a band started eating away at an early and also asked about making two albums he loves California -CATION in uses this broken liner notes for the digital age. I'm Jason Richmond. Here's Rick Rubin and Kevin Parker and you might hear roosters crow in the background every once in awhile. Unfortunately sheltered in place sometimes means being surrounded by wild chicken. It's what was your introduction to music. What what are your first memories of listening to music? His Kid my dad was Kinda musician by hobby. I loved music loved Planned cover band just playing kind of Sixties Beach Boys Betas Rolling Stones covers and say he would always have the Senate guitars and stuff long on the house and in the end of the garage. I guess of Your Dad's music was the first your first memory of was of him playing music or of the music you listen to. Obviously we listen to it because he would. He would always have music playing in the car. In fact we because this is one song that I that I have this memory of always asking him to play and I remember there was every time I heard it was you know I must have been about four years old dad this song to this day. I don't know what that song is. It's hard break. Dad's still remember a pasta about ten years ago so So yeah I don't think I don't think he would have remembered that new either but it's Yeah. I have a feeling it's the shadows song. By the shadows randomly came across the song in life it would lightbulb. Would go there it is. It would probably trigger some sort of weird episode. You know wherever I wasn't probably just sort of stop breakdown in some way but at the same time. I think it might be a song that I know the moment by the shadows because I have a feeling it was instrumental and I know that it was really like touching and melancholic which which kind of points directly to the shadows and what was your first music. That was yours. Probably GonNa you our like. I would have been about eleven years old. My friend play means Yvonne because we were like the first kids in our class to get into music in like a girl in his house every Tuesday or something like that off to school and we'd like discover rock music. I was kind of it. Was like a piffling. Absolute REVOLUTION OF LA LA. Just like jumping around the room. That you know that that that whole that whole kind of discover that whole story which is probably everyone but Yeah I'm in Nevada and kind of just a a a a cascade of smashing pumpkins Silva anything with distorted guitars. Anything with drop-dead shooting but that was always the kind of part of that music. That was kind of it wasn't just like angsty was a kind of discovered the motion. It like smashing pumpkins next. Smashing Pumpkins has that that real that real kind of sensitivity to even though as like blaring wall of sound. You know what I mean delivery. I started started experimenting with making music. yeah well. My brother played drums. Sahin older brother or younger. Yeah he's two years old Sahan drum kit which I just thought it was incredible. I like says sort of you know. Just watch him and it was kind of. Wow so obviously I immediately wanted to copy him. We had this type Dick in the the music room which was. Kinda just ruined the house. Type Dick the microphone. Input Jones is like kind of like cassette Cassette decks and with some accordance Jack in the corner just has mapra phone and so we plugged a microphone into a and just recorded ourself playing drums just to sit down like and then we had this keyboard sitting in the rooms. Little Cashier GonNa thing and a one day. I was just playing along to myself playing drums with the I didn't even know how to play. Kyaw hitting random not sound like a nursery rhyme probably unnoticed in the room. There was a second cassette deck with the same thing so I stuck a mocking bird mocking. Did that and recorded myself to hitting these cays over the top me playing drums and listened to that type and it was made playing keyboard to my. It was may two things at once. Blew my mind. Lower lead stood have been eleven amazing. Yeah yeah the idea of starting to do it with the ideas of making it for other people to hear start. Well I mean like like every young teenage musician I had like grandiose dreams of being a brock star especially because my favorite band was silica and they were like fifteen sixteen and I was like twelve thirteen by that point. I was like I was like I couldn't like fifteen sixteen. That means I've got like two threes two threes. I can. I can still get to where they're they convey them. You know how young they were because they were such little kids for whatever reason whether it was because you know because that would like young Australian boys or because like they're kind of they would have been the symbol ahead spice in are the kind of like their approach to would have been in the same realm as Mon. How did you decide to end up being a solo artist as opposed to being in a bad? Well I always. I played in bands the whole time in high school like I was obsessed the idea of playing in bands but it also had the making music thing at home since before. I accidentally multi-track myself. That time I was playing in a band it was kind of this. Is Music School that I went to where they teach you. An instrument was drums and then every Saturday morning they get the kids from different instrument tuitions and put them and put them in bands so put me in the in the band so I wasn't abandoned. Eleven which I fucking loved. I could not why I could not why for Saturday morning to come around because it was like you know playing music with other kids was just this. Another mind blowing thing But I also but then so I better that better recording music by myself and the two worlds never really met like even even the Stott of Lifetime. Impala when was sort of like twenty one twenty two? We were playing songs that I'd written for us to play live and they were the ones. I was recording harm. That we even had on Moscow's it took a while for the two worlds to kind of converge if that makes sense because I just didn't know how I didn't know how to translate what I was kind of doing harm expressing on my on because music was like super kind of against against sensitive is the word and kind of nuanced and John Lewis but the music is making bands. That was music was more kind of like what we listen to a group. Like kind of more angsty like heavy kind of stuff at the time that you started making music with the idea of putting it up on my space. What would you say the influences? Where what we listening to By the been who hope to get to play which drags up that was around. The time now is super kind of obsessed sixties music. So I was kind of like the doors Jefferson airplane. I didn't have a lot of kind of like modern day. Audibles Just because of like that was the kind of Lost allies leading unlike as living in a house of the paper. We kinda just. We just permanently listened to seventy Constantly I mean. This is Banco Dongyan that I was super into still am to this diet. That's gives me goosebumps and it's funny because I listen and I can hear my first album all over. You know it's something. I didn't really notice at the time consciously but just like the. Yeah how'd you describe how the second album different from the first It was it was a hundred times more indulgent. Which is what I wanted. You know because I'd had this kind of like surge of confidence that I didn't have a previously prior Baker. Kinda shy stone kind of and I like the way you had a lot of a lot of success. The first album went on tours and all this kind of stuff and so I suddenly realized that. Be Kind of validated. My approach and my kind of like what I wanted to do. So I can say loner. Ism was kind of like Blind that wide open. How did the third album when that came? How is that different Well I mean the second still didn't fully know what I was doing kind of like I got Abelson and instead of just sort of it being the corner of my bedroom in show house that I made it for. The second album is like fuck.