Insolito Universo (FR)
Paris-based quartet Insólito UniVerso is a project that takes inspiration from a wide range of sources, such as psychedelic folk, baroque singing, electroacoustic experimentation, and traditional Latin American music,particularly through the rhythms and instruments of Venezuelan folklore. Taking all of these influences and borrowing the essence of the Manifesto Antropófago, the band constructs a unique sound, represented through their original compositions and arrangements; taking Venezuelan music to unheard realms. The project began when lead singer Maria Fernanda Ruette and bassist Raúl Monsalve got together to compose music rooted in Venezuelan traditions with the openness afforded by more contemporary styles. After an initial period of creation at cultural centre FGO Barbara in Paris, keyboardist Edgar Bonilla joins the band, bringing with him jazz and classical nuances. Their first release came via London’s Olindo Records in the form of a 2-track 7″ with a debut full length, co-produced by The Heliocentric’s Malcolm Catto, slated for Autumn 2018. After a single coming out in june 2022, their second release « Ese puerto existe », a full LP, is expected in autumn 2022.
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