“Shapes, colors, forms and dismembered performing figures pulse and float, individually synchronized with elements of the experimental musical composition.”
“Through the calculation of probabilities, on the one hand, they create random sounds and rhythms, and on the other hand they have full control of their ideas and the composition.”
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“The duo hold themselves in a state of gnawing discomfort, with electronic feedback showering over those rumbling polyrhythms, trying to puncture the membrane of civility that keeps the percussion within the realms of musical obedience, goading those tempered drum hits toward the booms and bangs of violence”
Experimental, Afrofuturist-inspired producers Trrmà shared the new video for their single, ‘Makalu’. The hypnotizing video was premiered via Music Week. The track is lifted from their upcoming album, The Earth’s Relief, to be released on the 1st of May via 577 Records. The duo has received support from publications VENTS Magazine, Son Of Marketing, Rockerilla and Blow Up. The two have toured Japan, sharing a stage with Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Koichi Makigami (Tzadik record) and Doravideo, and have lit up stages across Europe playing at L’homme a deux oreilles and Time Zones Festival. Trrmà has also collaborated with American visual artist and pianist Charlemagne Palestine whilst one-half of Trrmà, Giovanni Todisco has previously worked with Italian punk duo ?Alos.
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 1st May
LABEL: 577 Records
Based in the South of Italy, Trrmà is comprised of Giovanni Todisco on drums and percussion and Giuseppe Candiano on modular synthesizers. Giovanni Todisco, a teacher of drums and percussion in several music schools, received his own formal training when he graduated from Monopoli Conservatory in “Classical Percussions”. Giuseppe Candiano studied jazz guitar and trumpet before he went on to teach himself the synthesizer with a focus on electronic music.
Trrmà finds inspiration in the beginnings of Afrofuturism, SUN RA taking centre stage with the more structured aspects of composer IANNIS XENAKIS providing support. Having been known to work with the stochastic system of composition, Trrmà manages to strike a delicate balance between aspects of ancient dance and strict mathematical processes. The resulting sound is complex, with parallels being drawn to the likes of Clap! Clap! and Flying Lotus, while the jazzy aspects of Portico Quartet shine through.
The ferocious energy of Trrmà’s ‘Makalu’ takes on a visible form in this strikingly psychedelic visual feature. Equally absorbing as it is shocking, Trrmà worked in collaboration with exciting visual artists Tai Ogawa, Dunja Jankovic, Bernharda Xilko and Misa Sugata to produce this hypnotizing audio-visual spectacle. Trrmà met the artists behind the video at festivals of art, comics, and experimental visuals where they were invited to play in the last years, namely Ca.co Festival in Bari, Novo Doba Festival in Belgrade and The Fuckups Festival in Verona. Impressed by their works, it was only natural for the duo to initiate a collaboration.
Speaking on ‘Makalu’, Trrmà explains, “The music and video is our way to represent a new vision of funk in 2020, a sort of new manifesto of futuristic aesthetics that put together afrobeat with space electronics.”
The Earth’s Relief Album Tracklist:
1 – Manaslu
2 – Makalu
3 – Kangchenjunga
4 – Shishapangma
5 – Dhaulagiri
6 – Cho Oyu
7 – Lhotse
8 – Ktìria
Upcoming Trrmà tourdates
21st March – Siena, La Corte dei Miracoli
19th April – Bari, Folklore elettrico Festival
7th May – Paris, Le Zorba
8h May – Amiens, Accueil froid
9th May – Rennes, Le marquis de Sade
10th May – Nantes, Blockhaus dy10
12th May – Bordeaux, L’antidote
13th May – Toulouse, TBA
14th May Clermont Ferrand, Raymond Bar
15th May – Saint Amand Roche Savine, Cafe Quoi
16th May – Lyon, Grrrnd zero
30th May – Turin, Jazz Is Dead festival