HHY & The Macumbas

    Booking (Portugal): andre @ amplificasom.com
    Booking (World): vincent @ odysseybooking.com


    Come horns and trumpets, come echo and percussion. The descent into the subterranean fields is easy. But to retrace your steps into heaven’s air: there is the trouble, there is the toil. Beheaded Totem, the second album by the enigmatic Portuguese ensemble HHY & The Macumbas, leads us straight into the damp caves of our minds. Their 2014 debut Throat Permission Cut was described as “a massive synapses bombardment in a short circuit between Glenn Branca and Adrian Sherwood,” and yes: HHY & The Macumbas have continued their march into the undiscover’d countries of psychoacoustics. Febrile, haunting and at times overwhelming, Beheaded Totem is nothing short of a dream for the necro-tourist. Cerebral and alluring. Toxic. Welcome to the four-dimensional meltdown. And as the nightly creatures prepare themselves to join HHY The Macumbas in a final Danse Macabre, they might realize what they’re in for: to never find their way back to the corrosions of daylight. But, then again, some sacrifices come with joy.
     

    indignu

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    Formed in Barcelos in 2004, indignu have always evolved and mutated their sound and aesthetics, but it is in 2013, through the recording process of their álbum Odyssea, that the colective defined the musical guidelines that they have been following to this day.
    Despite having a more circumscribed creative nucleus, indignu have often collaborated with many artists, such as musicians Manel Cruz and Ana Deus, writer Valter Hugo Mãe, director Omar Nayef, and plastic artist Mário Vitória.
    After two well-received albums in 2016 and 2018, and shows throughout all of Europe, indignu took three years to write and record adeus, recorded and mixed by Ruca Lacerda (Mão Morta, Pluto) at Arda Recorders in Porto, mastered by Birgir Jón Birgisson (Björk, Sigur Rós, Spiritualized) and released by dunk!records (BE) in partnership with A Thousand Arms (USA).
     

    Old Jerusalem

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    Old Jerusalem started his activity in 2001, releasing a live recording in December of that year together with Alla Polacca. This debut record of the project also marks the beginning of the public activity of Francisco Silva – the band’s mentor – as a songwriter. After some shows and features in various compilations, Old Jerusalem released the debut album “April” in January 2003. Since then, through Old Jerusalem, Francisco has maintained a level of regular activity, including concerts, records and collaborating with other artists as Carlos Bica, Bernardo Sassetti or Blind Zero. In 2021, two decades after the start of the project, Old Jerusalem released “Certain Rivers”, the 8th – and most recent – full-length album.
     

    Peter Broderick

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    Born in 1987, Peter Broderick is an American-born multi-instrumentalist and singer, now based in Ireland. Aside from collaborations with M. Ward, Laura Gibson, Dolorean, Efterklang, Nils Frahm, Greg Haines, David Allred and many more, Broderick recorded several acclaimed albums of solo material, ranging from sparse classical compositions or homemade folk music to piano and voice recordings – constantly experimenting with different musical genres and making his name as an increasingly essential artist in today’s musical panorama.
    Along with some of the most prestigious venues across the world, Peter Broderick has also performed in festivals like Roskilde, Montreux Jazz Festival, Misty Fest, CTM Festival, Green Man, Supersonic and OFF Festival.
     

    Process of Guilt

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    Having perfected their distinctive and inimitable musical expression along a path that spans two decades, PROCESSOFGUILT are today one of the main driving forces of the Portuguese underground. Delivering doom through massively heavy riffs on top of a punishingly precise, quasi-industrial, rhythm section, the band possesses a unique intensity that attracts listeners from a broad spectrum of music genres. Having shared the stage with bands like Godflesh, Cult of Luna, or Napalm Death, and making their presence known at festivals such as Roadburn, Amplifest, Ieperfest, or VOA, their performances are pure displays of ferocity that leave no one indifferent.
    In 2022, with the release of Slaves Beneath the Sun through Alma Mater Records, the independent music label founded by Moonspell’s Fernando Ribeiro, PROCESSOFGUILT reafirm their musical vision as one of no paralell in the Portuguese and European underground.