Labirinto

Biography

Within the vast territory of sounds that stretches between post rock and metal, LABIRINTO are South America’s most well-known band… and one of the very few outfits whose name and reputation has reached European and North American shores.

“They have crafted an epic post-rock album in the truest sense of the word – six songs, 70 minutes running time, but none of it wasted“, Rock-A-Rolla wrote about their debut album Anatema, and Rolling Stone praised their live show as “one of the most powerful experiences in the Brazilian independent scene”.

Gehenna is the band’s heaviest and darkest release to date: a richly textured sound on an apocalyptic vision, driven by heavy guitars and synths, conceptualized and scored by guitar player Eric Cruxen, who along with his wife and founding member Muriel Curi forms the backbone of LABIRINTO.

Gehenna is already the band’s 9th release, but only the sophomore album – their back catalogue is made up of a number of EPs and split Eps (with THISQUIETARMY among others), a detail which showcases the band’s strong rootedness in the DIY scene. Throughout the 11 years of their existence, Cruxen and Curi have learned how to productively and successfully take control of every aspect of a band’s universe themselves, without getting lost in it: from running their own professional recording studio, the internationally renowned Dissenso Studios in São Paulo, to running their own record label, to booking their own tours and collaborating with like-minded artists, record labels and producers across the globe.

For “Gehenna”, they invited producer legend Billy Anderson, known for his works with MELVINS, NEUROSIS, FANTOMAS or the SWANS, to Brazil. But the 9 days with Anderson were not free from trouble. We tracked drums, bass and guitars live, and used the emergency stairs as a reverb chamber, which was really cool, comments Curi. But on the 2nd day and on the first take of the first track, the studio’s console broke down. The band kept their chins up and replaced the broken desk. The result of Billy Anderson’s 9 days in Brazil is an atmospherically dense and massively heavy instrumental record. The album features 10 tracks, and one of them, “Locrus”, is a collaborative effort with the Belgian guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove (AMENRA / SYNDROME). LABIRINTO have toured extensively, and they were the first band from South America to be invited (twice) to the genre-defining Dunk! Festival in Belgium.

Erick Cruxen – guitar
Kiko Bueno – guitar
Luis Naressi – guitar & synth
Hristos Eleuterio – bass
Muriel Curi – drums
Lucas Melo – percussion

Albuns

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Agnus Dei (Live) · Labirinto · Erick Cruxen Live at Dunk! Fest ℗ 2020 Pelagic Records Released on: 2020-09-04 Auto-generated by YouTube.




Order here: Europe: http://bit.ly/labirintoEU N. America:  http://bit.ly/labirintoNA Digital: http://bit.ly/labirintoDGTL Lyrics: Agnus Dei Insaciável, em teu louvor eleva a tua glória aos céus Amedrontado, maculado Em teu poder embriagado Sagradas mãos sangram Terrenos são, Gavri’el e seu pranto Por teus, abandonado Por tuas chagas, sustentado E são, mantém teus olhos cerrados E são em sua reverência, perpétuos Adoecido insaciável… // São Paulo’s LABIRINTO are not the spearheads of a vivid local scene, but to stay within the realms of post-rock metaphory, more of an isolated island within a vast ocean of nothingness. There is not much contemporary instrumental heavy music anywhere in South America. There are hardly any record labels and international bands seldomly make it over on tour. All the more surprising that this island of LABIRINTO has been releaseing records for 13 years already. “They have crafted an epic post-rock album in the truest sense of the word – six songs, 70 minutes running time, but none of it wasted“, Rock-A-Rolla wrote about their debut album „Anatema“, and Rolling Stone praised their live show as “one of the most powerful experiences in the Brazilian independent scene”. „Divino Afflante Spiritu“ is already the band’s 10th release, but only the 3rd full-length album. The band’s back catalogue is made up of a number of EPs and splits (with THISQUIETARMY among others), a detail which showcases the band’s strong roots in the DIY scene. Guitarist Erick Cruxen and drummer Muriel Curi, a long-married couple, have learned how take control of every aspect of the band’s universe themselves: from running their own record label to booking their own tours to running their own recording studio, the internationally renowned Dissenso Studios in São Paulo. The band flew in Billy Anderson for the prodcution of previous album „Gehenna“.This time, Cult Of Luna’s Magnus Lindberg was hired, but the entire production happened via the internet, exemplary for this time we live in, without Magnus ever setting foot on Brazilian soil. „Since the pre-production phase, Muriel kept in touch with Magnus“, Cruxen comments. „We talked a lot to him about our plans and ideas for the tracking sessions. He did an online support video session during the recording sessions, and we were aligning ideas for technical decisions. He was monitoring the whole recording process, basically. At the end, we sent him the audio files and he mixed and mastered the album at his own Redmount Studios in Stockholm.“ The result is an album of dense and menacing atmospherics, textural drones carefully layered over and blended into the heavy guitar riffs’s shimmering, beautiful distortion-scapes – and for the first time ever, vocals make their debut on a LABIRINTO album, on opening track „Agnus Dei“. „We invited Elaine Campos, she’s been singing in Brazilian punk and crust bands for over 20 years“, comments Curi. „It’s a huge pleasure for us to have such a veteran from the punk scene, a feminist and anarchist, guest on the track.“ It’s clear from the first synth drones inaugurating the opening track that doom lurks on the horizon, that „Divino Afflante Spiritu“ is not going to be a soundtrack to a tropical paradise – it’s a dark, cold record. „This album has a great emotional weight, explains Cruxen. „It flourished during a very difficult phase in which we lost a very dear entity. It was a whirlwind of emotions that are materialized whenever we play the songs. This album, more than anything, represents for us loss and suffering, but also, passion and friendship.“
Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Mal Sacré · Labirinto Gehenna ℗ 2016 Labirinto [dist. Tratore] Released on: 2016-09-02
Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Reverso · Labirinto Anatema ℗ 2010 Tratore/Independente (dist. Fonomatic) Released on: 2010-08-27 Contributor: Greg Norman
Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Non Sunt Daemones · Labirinto Kadjwynh ℗ 2012 Labirinto (dist. Tratore) Released on: 2012-03-07
Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Tahrir · Labirinto Labirinto & Thisquietarmy – EP ℗ 2013 Labirinto [dist. Tratore] Released on: 2013-06-11
Artist : Labirinto Album : Masao (2014

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Contact

Management & Booking

Dissenso Records
email[at]dissensorecords.com
Phone +55 11 95300-4366, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Album Promotion

Europe: Daniel, CZ! Promotions
daniel[at]cz-promotions.com

SALE!

LABIRINTO – “Gehenna” 2xLP (+ download)

17.00€ – 19.00€Select options

LABIRINTO / THISQUIETARMY – “Split” LP

15.00€

Labirinto is a Brazilian post-metal band, based in São Paulo, formed in 2005.

They are known for being one of the few bands to make this musical style in Brazil, with strong influences from other well-known bands like Neurosis, Isis, Cult of Luna.

The band has its own label, Dissenso Records, and in 2016 signed a contract with the German label Pelagic Records, of members of the band The Ocean.

To date, they have released 3 albums and have several international tours in their trajectory.

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