GLISS is hazy experimental fucked up pop.....delightfully wrecked.. GLISS is that split second of breathless exhilaration.....GLISS will turn you on with their fuzzed-out guitars and krautrock rhythms ..GLISS will love you back ..GLISS is happiest blowing your mind ..DEVOTION IMPLOSION feels like the morning after ..GLISS is being up all night.....swirling ominous fuzz.....an overdose of sound.....chaos ..dark propulsion beauty.. rock n roll. .excess. .drowned in aural pleasure ..GLISS is shattered soundscapes that melt you into a DEVOTION IMPLOSION. OFFICIAL GLISS BIOG EXTRACT
Regarded as a more confident and cohesive record than their debut EP, Kick In Your Heart, and debut LP, Love The Virgins. Devotion Implosion was self-produced, then mixed by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Liars, Wire, Nick Cave, These New Puritans) and has been described as conveying a sweet blend of harmonies that your ears will absolutely adore. With other classifications including: Mind-Altering, Crackling Guitar Work And Detached Fractured Beauty, Lush Shoegazed Nebulae and Icy Fuzzed-Out Rock Noir. Or to put it another way, this is the blueprint, compass point or nerve-centre of Gliss, with the bands effortless songs coming from laid-back jam sessions and their lyrics developing through a freeform style.
With renowned live shows that see the group constantly switching guitar, bass and drum duties throughout their sets when asked about how this idea came about, Klingman told Paste Magazine: You know when you get out of your comfort zone and its refreshing? That's exactly what it was. It was so refreshing to do the abnormal. With Reiss adding: Yeah, sometimes when we write the songs, we'll start jamming on this bass part and like, whatever, Ah, it's not quite working. But I can hear you playing drums on that better than I can play drums on it, so let's switch and see what happens. Sometimes it gels and fits. Martin: That's what it is. And it's almost like being too good on some things sometimes hinders bands. Sometimes it's great to be a little naïve. It brings that innocent energy back. That lack of knowledge, that lack of experience, benefits music.
The three-piece also understands the importance of the Internet and fully harnesses its powers, by interacting with fans through regular blogs (www.gliss.tv) and linking users to important Gliss media coverage. Likening their songs to following a path and inhabiting another world, of Klingman himself, one music journalist wrote: Singer Martin Klingman, like the deeply textured music he creates with multi-instrumentalists David Reiss and Victoria Cecilia, voices everything with hot immediacy and sharp detail. Gliss sound wrecked but awesomely so. Having been commended by and supported the likes of Billy Corgan, BRMC, Editors and the reformed Smashing Pumpkins in 2007 (even covering Rhinoceros for a tribute compilation co-ordinated by MySpace), 2009 will hopefully be the time when Gliss get their just deserts!
As an impressed newcomer, I sent a message to the groups Management who then arranged for Victoria to partake in an e-mail Q&A and like myself, Im sure youll find the music of Gliss to be nothing but pure bliss
1.Growing up, was there a song that changed your life or that stirred
something deep inside of you?
A very special thanks to Victoria, and to Gliss Management Ray + Zuhair, for all of their time and help.