AMP001: Arthur Doyle – In Solo

“Doyle is another matter. This man is dangerous – he never plays anything you could recognize, just furious blasts of rage. His solo on “Domiabra” couldn’t be written down, or even sorted out. It sounds more like raw energy than anything I’ve ever heard. He’s nasty, man.”

AMP002: Arthur Doyle – Five Poems for the Swamp Ghost

Recorded at Soopa studio and featuring Arthur Doyle (sax, flutes and voice), Jonathan Saldanha, Gustavo Costa and Filipe Silva (assorted percussions, flutes and electronics), this is a beautiful, wild cut, with Doyle’s touch feeling simultaneously deep, rough, and gentle, while the rest of the band gives him plenty of room to spread out through minimal rhythmic patterns and a hypnotic work on bells and cymbals. Closing with an anthem that will give you shivers down your spine, this recording will bring you to an ancestral dimension of mystery and joy.

AMP003: Process of Guilt – FÆMIN LP

Third album from these Portuguese sludge monsters! Having originated in the doom/death scene, the band has slowly evolved towards something way more personal and FÆMIN is here to prove that in such a manner that you’ll never forget it. Slow, loud, and evil, their music strikes you like dozens of mammoths and grips your throat so tightly that you start to think it’ll never let go. The mood is gloomy and the melodic feeling in their doom is completely unparalelled. A dream turns into a nightmare; this is PROCESSOFGUILT’s FÆMIN.

AMP004: Jorge Coelho – 3 Coisas de um Poema sobre a Vontade

The hypnotic simplicity of Jorge Coelho’s music in 3 Coisas de Um Poema Sobre a Vontade marks Amplificasom’s fourth release (and the first digital one). Recorded at Ampstudio by Paulo Miranda, the record is accompanied by a set of three illustrations by Pedro Lino, one for each track of the record. 3 Coisas de um Poema sobre a Vontade is a soothing display of slow arpeggios and quiet strumming that makes it the perfect soundtrack for all those times when you feel the need to close your eyes and drift off to a more peaceful place.

AMP005: Velho Homem – Espuma dos Dias

Velho Homem is a newly formed project comprised of Afonso Dorido (indignu, Homem em Catarse) and Francisco Silva (Old Jerusalem,), born from an artistic residence at Estúdio Perpétuo during the pandemic. Born out of 10 field recordings, each serving as inspiration for a different song, these compositions serve now as the soundtrack to our daily lives, leading us to slow down and, just like the duo during their travels throughout the country, to actively listen to the sounds around us.