Οι Portecho σε μια ιδιαίτερη συνέντευξη…
Από το πολύ ενδιαφέρον blog Changing Turkey in A Changing World, ακολουθεί μια παλιότερη συνέντευξη των Portecho:
Changing Turkey: Could you tell us a bit about your recent/forthcoming albums?
Portecho: We released our first album “Undertone” in 2006. Our second one “Studio Plastico” has been released in 2009 February which is recent. At the moment we are giving a lot of concerts to promote our second album. We are always talking about ideas for the next one but I don’t think it is going to be soon.
Changing Turkey: Why did you decide to withdraw your video clip ‘Studio Plastico’
Portecho: The video clip shows a woman in Islamic burka wearing a mini skirt. This was misinterpreted by some viewers and it became disturbing for us. It was also scandalized by the conservative press that branded us “heretics”. It was this misinterpretation and ugly speculation that made us withdraw the video clip by releasing a statement on our myspace page.
Changing Turkey: What is the original message that you intend to transmit to your audience through the ‘Studio Plastico’ video clip?
Portecho: It was just a video clip and it only pointed out a simple irony that we see everyday on the street here in Istanbul. There is no message.
Changing Turkey: What kind of responses/reactions did you have from your audience vis-a-vis the Studio Plastico video clip?
Portecho: We ended up being accused of making fun of the religious which was obviously not our intention. Interesting thing is that some of those people had not even watched the whole video, they had just seen a screenshot on the paper. Fortunately this was minority of the responses. Most of them were actually positive.