bEEdEEgEE (Brian DeGraw DJ Set)
Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano
Pete Kember (Sonic Boom, Spectrum and E.A.R.)
R Stevie Moore
Sir Richard Bishop
The Strange Boys
Booking Agent :
Nelson Gomes - email@example.com
Lisbon's Gala Drop have been paving the way in recent years towards an aggregational, universionalist stance on the existentially groovy as a crucial vessel towards enlightenment and understanding amongst the human race. Their music is an extremely transparent ongoing cosmology of human achievements, which transpires an enormous love of music as salvation, a progressive & deeply miscigenated conglomerate of obsessive empathy. The teachings of all communal sounds consumable by 21th century standards (both vanguard & globalist variables) just the most basic and necessary tools in order to establish a priority for making the most wonderful and benign transcendental party music - sounds complicated to produce such a thing (it is), but what we end up hearing is as fluid a result as you're going to get in terms of the design of a hedonistic experience today.
Working around their core unit of Nelson Gomes (synthesizers), Afonso Simões (drums & drum machine) and Guilherme Gonçalves (guitar & synthesizers), here they find themselves cooperating for the first time with the wonderfully psychedelically vigorous bass playing of Rui Dâmaso (part of the legendary Loosers) and the topographically globetrotting ways of wayward adventurer conga orchestrator Jerry the Cat (who has played or recorded with such greats as John Lee Hooker, Funkadelic or Theo Parrish), both now members of the band. In 'Broda' they're joined by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets On Fire, ETC!), truly one of the most powerful forces in US guitar soul in recent decades, and as terrific a six-string player as one of likely to find on record and onstage in this day and age, wherever that might be. 'Broda' careers thru in three passages of positively orchestrated jamming. The fruits of a week's very intense work on freedom and democracy in the collective artistic gesture revealed in only the slightest of documentarian restraints, so as to excuse us into peeking into this cosmology of friendship and eternalization of the luminous.
We can hear an extremely cultured and simultaneously instinctive notion of the history of dance music, from the primitively tribalized to the absolutely contemporary. Latin American grooves viewed from a Luso-Detroitian angle; a Californian guitar player doing 100% authentic Lisbon-longing solos backed by a Lisbon band; techno&dub processing techniques at the disposal of a technoid-soul rhythm machine that has as deep an understanding of both French existentialist keyboard hell, as they do of the Fania All-Stars discography. Such absurdity turned into coherence can only be the product of today - best be as alive as possible to attune oneself to these sounds of human advancement, as the miracles that they are. Please take this opportunity to DIG! + lead your life with joy.
'Broda' mini-LP w/Ben Chasny press release, March 2012
"Broda 12" w/ Ben Chasny (Gala Drop Records, 2012)
"Overcoat Heat EP" (Golf Channel Recordings, 2010)
"Gala Drop" (Gala Drop Records, 2008)
'Broda' (2012, Broda 12'')
Live video at Genova, Italy
Performance at Planeta Musica, RTP1