Caroline Chaspoul and Eduardo Henriquez scoured the scenes of Europe and Latin America for over 12 years with their band PANICO. A taste of post punk & latin energy "straight from chile" PANICO made the heyday of punk funk revival in Europe and has become a cult group in Latin America.
Ten albums later, Caro and Edu launch a new project : NOVA MATERIA.
NOVA MATERIA was born from the willingness to consider music as a direct derivative of the natural and industrial elements that surround us. More electronic and experimental than PANICO, the duo uses raw material to transform and recycle : scrap metal tubes, stones rubbed on metal, drum, beat boxes, bass, electric guitars used as percussions....To refine their sound Caro and Edu fetched DJ and producer CHLOE, a real expert in turning raw elements into gold nuggets.
NOVA MATERIA is a two-headed hydra: one tropical, the other industrial.
Their first EP "APARECE EN SUENOS" is a concentrate of wild energy, live act ferocity and sound experiments magnified by CHLOE.
1 –Aparece en sueños sounds faster than it is. In those days of slow-mo whatever, it is a good thing. It's a Mustang on the loose. V8 please. Some may see it as post-kraut with psychedelic vocals, and yes, it as the best air of DER WILDE JAGD or others. But it is also a great club stomper, shuffling with rage to the great boogie finale. Do not fade before the end.
2 – Contorsion : Wonky percussions, experimental rhythms and textures without ever losing the dance floor from the corner of their eyes. Industrial kick ahead, pop synth hook. There you have it.
3 – Bell Phantom : is what it says. the rage is slowed down in the mud. Until something darker emerges, and gets chased up by one of the most spaced out guitar-riff of this year. This is Mink Deville meeting Marc Almond. Now that's an idea.