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All In The Golden Afternoon

 They've up and done Lewis Carroll proud. All In the Golden Afternoon are the husband-and-wife duo of Carlos and Rachael. They've been touted by the AV Club and have performed for SXSW, among numerous other feats that are sure to increase over time. And they're in a band with their significant other. That in itself is cray-cray! They're based out of hipster central Austin, Texas and are bound to only get bigger than that. Yeah SXSW!

INTERVIEW ITSELF

So explain your musical philosophy!

Carlos: Philosophy! I come from a very songwriter-oriented background, and it has been increasingly important to ensure cliches concerning the nature of songs are completely avoided. When rachel and i compose songs, we rarely bring a completed song to the table. Many tracks are improvised from inception to the point of completion, each of us adding whatever the song needs. I was drawn to this idea through the music of nature and cities, where each of the independent sounds can be taken out of context or put together for a larger picture.
What is it like making music with your husband/wife?

Rachel: I love it. I always knew that I would have to marry someone I could make music with. I think Carlos is an incredible musician and artist. We trust each other's abilities and it makes touring a breeze.

Carlos: It's great! Everyone should try it! Rachel and I are very lucky:  we actually see eye to eye and have respect for the other's artistic perspective. She's one of few people who's input I trust unconditionally. 

What's going on currently with your band?


Carlos: Earlier this year, we self-released our vinyl only full-length "Magic Lighthouse on the Infinite Sea" before touring the Czech Republic and central Europe. I just completed compiling a collection of our songs remixed through an exhobox that's part of a recent kickstarter rewards package. We're currently waiting to receive final mixes from our most recent LP, produced by Ulrich Schnauss.

You are currently seeking management? Any luck with that?
Rachel: Not yet. I take care of nearly everything as far as management and booking goes. It would be great to work with someone who knows the business and appreciates our music. 

Would you like to have been active making music in the 1960s? (since your music has a similar kind of feel)

Carlos: When my interest in 60s music began, I didn't realize I was actually attracted to the production quality. Volumes have been written about microphones, tape decks, tube compressors, etc., so I won't bore anyone with techniques or our obsessive practices when tracking, but it's true that my process is heavily influenced by this allure. However, to answer your question, I don't think I would like to have made music back then, as my opportunity probably would have ended at 18 or by being drafted for Vietnam.

Anything else you want to say or think people should know, let it go here! 

Both:  take care and thank you!


They are so nice and cute! FAN THEM!



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