We have the great pleasure of presenting good friends and amazing musicians from a little bit beyond the corner: Atomic Simao will make its first public debut in Budapest within the renowned halls of Dürer Kert.
We met them in different forms and shapes over the years, in a small flat, in the underground atelier of Painters Palace, and now in a full fledged concert at Durer, where no police can shut us down.
... a mixture of psychedelic & space rock with a trippy sauce of acid jazz. The child of a great wave of 60s and get its big inspiration in electronic music of the 90s.
A ukrainian group playing instrumental psychedelic jazz, which is rare for the domestic scene. Having formed just 5 years ago, today the band has already managed to release three albums, two of which were released on vinyl by the Greek label, Cosmic Eye Records:
/ "the opening of the year” at the Koktebel Jazz Festival
/ The Herbaliser (UK),
/ Psychic TV (UK), received the title of “Best Underground Group of the Year” according to Cultprostir.ua , the title “Album of the Year” according to Karabas.Live.
Their tracks were released in America on the same compilation with
CAN, Hawkind and Alice Cooper and also to present Ukraine at the SZIGET Festival in 2017.
Atomic Simao were formed in Kiev, Ukraine and jumped onto the thriving contemporary space-rock train equaling the best instrumental bands of the genre, a band exploring the unlimited possibilities of percussion-led / guitar-dominated / bass-driven / keyboard-surrounded head music.
The band abandons the Hendrixian jamming of their debut and takes a long head-dive into funked-up spacerock. The style on this release is a complex instrumental mix of acidic guitar, psyched-out electronica and Middle-Eastern influenced laid back space-jazz feel.
A multitude of rhythms are swirling everywhere, funky jazz grooves spice up the recipe the Funkadelic way, and a soaring sax brings the compositions to Gong's 'Shamal' era territory and beyond. Adjectives to describe the listening experience: trippy, complex, eclectic, intense, surreal... Overall, this is beautiful music to
Fasten your seat belts and get ready for the take-off!
Listen to Atomic Simao with headphones on, eyes closed and a mind open to any changes the universe might bring to your listening perception.
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LanSolo & Jose
A compulsive traveller and music-lover with nothing to prove, Lansolo has educated his ear on the rhythm of the soft currents in the city of Tours. Multilingual but also multi-instrumentalist, manipulating a saxophone while flicking through his Hungarian lessons is certainly not a problem for him.
Sticks in hands in the psychedelic band JUKE as well as in the Royal Garage Rock duo Majesty's Request, he has built his own musical identity over the last 6 years with more electronic influence.
Inspired by Aphex Twin, Klaus Schulze, Sigur Rós and his numerous travels in Iceland, Norway, Italy and many eastern countries, each of his creations has its own emotion, its own singularity.
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