Venezuelan Indie Rockers Viniloversus Discuss Why They Made English Album
When you're leading the rock scene in your country, you have much to think about before releasing new music. But when you decide to finally make it another way, especially because you are living in Miami and still responsible for the alternative wave in Venezuela, you could make it the way you want -- but a good sound has to come first.
That's the deal with Viniloversus, the Venezuelan indie-rock band who just released their fourth album, Days of Exile -- a curious title from a group that decided to leave their home to make it in the U.S.
They didn't just move to America, they also changed their language, making their first record in English. Singer Rodrigo Goncalves said it was because they "only want to keep making music."
Scheduled to play in New York and Washington this week, the change might be in anticipation of a new English-speaking audience.
Days of Exile is a new taste of the band, and they made it that way on purpose. The composition of the album is another difference to Goncalves: "There was a huge rotation with the instruments when we created the songs," he shared. "Of course, each one of us plays the instrument they want, but, for example, I did a lot of work with the bass, Juan Victor did it with the keyboards, meanwhile Alberto Enrique, our new member, worked on the guitars, so he could flow with the sound of the band."
The new material was produced and mixed by Carlos Imperatori, and mastered by Bob Sinclair.
The promotion of this new chapter of the band, and the first one in another country, is surprising for their fans, who never expected to hear material from the band in English.
Fans in Venezuela will be waiting to hear the album live, as Viniloversus is expecting to tour in their home country when its delicate political and social crisis improves.
Meanwhile, fans back home can enjoy Days of Exile on vinyl, which has been the band's goal since their first release.