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vazios, cadu e bella

QTV/Coisas Que Matam, apr 2018

"Like having fucked up dreams as a kid. Foggy, hazy nightmares or Twilight Zone/Star Trek original series type weird dreams. But remembering them now and mixing them up with real memories. Maybe burying them into a subconscious of mystic realism. Remembering to play with wood blocks, making haunted libraries you can then walk into and imagine the Virgin Mary kicking your ass Terminator-style through these wood blocks while your sister comes in like Godzilla stopping out the last three hours of work you put into this architectural masterpiece. It’s startling, but not complete upsetting. And you wake up and your the sister looking at the brother sleeping in the bed below you. vazios by bella e cadu on COISAS QUE MATAM is exactly that uncomfortable certainty. It’s not your wireless/BluTooth connection, it’s sound hitting the canvass", by C. Monster, Tiny Mix Tapes

vazios is the first duo recording by Bella and Cadu Tenório.

In the place of an intense instrumentation or of the valorization of cohesive gestures, the disk's momentum comes from sounds produced by the mechanisms of the machines used. The pulse of the electric current variation, the ''hum''caused by the bad cable contact, scrolling sounds and the sound from the tape player's watermark. It's playback failures and the buttons being pressed, background noises, touch, sweat, silence and distance. The valorization of what would be masked or discarded. As the album unfolds, traces of a musical formation (rhythm, voice, textures) begin to emerge but are quickly emptied. An electronic drum kit, cassette tapes, synthesizer and a contact microphone were used in the process.