Memory In Plant are a three piece Psychedelic Indie Rock band from Israel. they have just released their debut EP “An Epic Triumph” which is packed with experimentation. Tomatrax caught up with Imri Cohen from the band to ask some questions.
How did the band form?
We all met in a music college and start collaborating on all kind of different projects.
After we graduated, we kept it going and eventually realized that the music that we created together is unconventional and interesting enough to call our self a band.
Where did the name Memory in plant come from?
There’s a line in the lyrics of the opening track of our EP that talks about planting your own memory, we liked the concept and decided to embrace it, and of course we did some research about it and apparently plants do have memory.
Amazing, isn’t it?
You recorded the EP in your home studios, what’s it like to have a home studio?
Having a home studio is like owning a candy shop, you can eat as many candy as you like but sometimes you just want to eat something else.
In the mixing process we’ve worked on the projects online, each one on his own home studio, that was convenient and very useful.
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and feel the need to record or mix music?
All of the time.
Actually, the work on the EP happened in an unconventional hours, that’s a big part of the final result.
Where did the name An Epic Triumph come from?
It’s another line from our second track in the EP “This Love”, we felt that making this all crazy thing by our self is surely An Epic Triumph.
What is the picture on the front cover?
The cover art was made by the amazing artist Sarai Darmon, who’s basically in charged on all the visual side of Memory In Plant.
She listened to our EP and created this mash-up that fits like a glove to our music.
You’re music is quite experimental, where do you get the ideas for the different styles and sounds you produce?
We really like to experiment with music, taking the rules of some genre and really mess it up.
That’s why the structures of the songs is so flexible and doesn’t sounds like anything else that we’ve heard before.
All three of you are musical producers, how does producing other people’s music compare to making your own?
It’s like wearing a different hat.
You deal with someone else songs and you need to be very careful not to cross the line between his vision to yours.
For example, In all our songs in the EP there isn’t even one chorus.
Can you imagine how you tell another musician that you think that his song would sound so much unique without that cheesy chorus?
What is the music scene in Tel-Aviv like?
Actually it’s quite surprisingly good.
There are a lot of brilliant upcoming bands.
The problem is that the potential crowd is outnumbered by those bands.
Do you ever listen to your own music?
We try not to (but sometimes we just can’t help it).
What music do you listen to?
We can go on and on about what we hear but we like to think that you can hear a glimpse of every band that we like in our music.
Now that the EP is out what do you plan on doing next?
More music, definitely.
Check out Memory In Plants’ Facebook page to find out more!