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Mark Tulin: “These sessions are about limitless possibilities” 3:48 pm // Thursday, April 16, 2009

Posted by Jill in electric prunes, interview, mark tulin, studio.

Mark Tulin Gets Funky in the StudioIn a wonderful new interview with SP.com, Mark Tulin of the Electric Prunes speaks about his connection with the Smashing Pumpkins, his ongoing contributions to their studio work, and what the Prunes are up to these days.  The entire interview is enjoyable, almost soothing.

Tulin speaks out about what to expect from the new sessions:

And these sessions are about limitless possibilities. However, if Spring is the period of rebirth I would definitely buy into the “sounds like Spring” concept. As far as being psychedelic –I’m not really sure exactly what that means because, appropriately, psychedelic can mean different things to different people. That said, there are some elements of what we’re doing that would qualify as psychedelic no matter what the definition. Psychedelic music originated from the freedom to experiment in the studio and that’s what is going on with Billy. What’s cool about these sessions is the space that exists for an open exchange of musical ideas. No three chords, verse, chorus and fade out. Have an idea, let’s try it. Something a little outside, give it a shot. The ultimate goal here, I believe, is to make the best music possible. If some of it is psychedelic that’s great, welcome to my world. But no matter what you call it, this is interesting, innovative and arresting music.


1. Greg - 6:50 pm // Thursday, April 16, 2009

How many more people are going to come out of the woodwork to tell us that Billy is recording and it’s going great and the music is very sophisticated, yadda, yadda?

2. drbenway - 6:51 pm // Thursday, April 16, 2009


3. ED - 2:42 am // Friday, April 17, 2009

I prefer the idiosyncratic egomaniacal machina billy corgan. not the new “all my friends say thefutuREEMbrace is great and i gotta whore out my tracks during prime time” version

4. monocoque - 3:31 am // Friday, April 17, 2009

but good that Billy’s working with other people, band, not alone or just BC/JC.

hopefully he’ll record with them and give them credit for it.

he should work with band.

5. pulp79 - 12:28 pm // Friday, April 17, 2009

Freaking Awesome. To bad we heard the same thing before Zwan and Future Embrace, that it’s going to be sooooo different, no lyrics, post-rock, etc. As much as I love early Zwan, it wasn’t the prog-rock juggernaut Corgan proclaimed it would be.

Still, I have faith, even if most of these tracks will get thrown out when he decides to go for a more pop-friendly sound, like with Zwan. He needs to follow his heart and do his thing, not what he THINKS the fickle public wants. Then maybe we’ll get another masterpiece.

6. purple pumpkin - 1:52 am // Wednesday, August 26, 2009

shutup ED. you have no idea what you’re talking about. it’s funny how you haters still come to check up on the latest news with the pumpkins/billy but you have nothing nice to say. i think you’re afraid to reveal your undenying love for Billy Corgan. it’s adorable.

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