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ninos du brasil-novos misterios cd (hospital productions)

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ninos du brasil: novos misterios

Hospital Productions presents an exhilarating label debut by flamboyant Italian battery, Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari, aka Ninos Du Brasil. Novos Mistérios follows their debut LP for La Tempesta International/Tannen Records with an acutely stripped-down blend of mostly "live" recorded percussion and explorative electronic sound design. The project, and album, is a radical inversion and consolidation of the duo's respective backgrounds in performance art, punk and indie bands. Inspired by the febrile humidity and sensory overload of Brazilian carnival music, they temper layers of roiling, propulsive percussion with electronic drones, effects and tribalist vocals to militant, hypnotic effect. Six tracks charge between technoid polymetrics, kinky minimalism, and meditative ritual with particular focus on rhythmic, melodic cadence and carefully-constructed atmospheres, drawing lines between the avant-garde coda of William Winant and Indonesian Gamelan on "Essenghelo Tropical," to Cut Hands' voodoo invocations on "Legiõs De Cupins," and the percussive moments of Brazilian metal legends on "Sepultura." Nicolo and Nico both emerged from the Italian punk and indie-rock scenes. Nico is also regarded as one of the world's pre-eminent visual artists. He is represented by Monitor Gallery in Italy and Bugada & Cargnel in Paris, and participated in Biennale Venice and Manifesta7. The song "Sepultura" is also part of the soundtrack to Socrates One of Us, directed by Mimmo Calopresti, and Nico's Von Archive co-curator, Spanish film director Carlos Casas is producing an individual video for each track. NDB have also recently announced a 12" release for DFA, due summer 2014. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Album cover by renowned artist Luigi Ontani.

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