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Gruff Rhys to Release New Album With Brazilian Repairman Tony Da Gatorra

The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness will be out in the U.K. July 26

Mar 29, 2010 Bookmark and Share

Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon frontman Gruff Rhys has teamed up with Tony Da Gatorra, and will release a collaborative album titled The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness. It is a limited U.K. release for now, due out there on July 26, with U.S. release plans TBA. Rhys was a huge fan of Gatorra, who is a Brazilian TV and VCR repairman (who still uses VCR’s?), “musical freedom fighter,” and the inventor of his own ‘Gatorra’ instrument (which is described as “part drum machine, part guitar”). Rhys finally met him in South America during his travels there. The two booked in to a Sao Paulo recording studio and after a 12-hour session, The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness was created. The duo will also support the release of the album with a few live shows including a debut U.K. date at Cardiff, Wale’s Clwb Ifor Bach on July 29th, Camp Bestival in Dorset, England on July 30th, and the Field Day festival in London on July 31st. The press release says that Terror is an “experimental record” and describes it as “musically unorthodox.” Rhys had this to say about recording Terror in the press release: “We spent 5 days rehearsing a set of songs to play live at the venue - our only shared language was music itself so there was no small talk, just intense concentration on the music. On the final day, as the rehearsals had been so productive, we hooked up some recording equipment and took about 5 hours out to make this record. We recorded several live takes of each song then chose the best versions. I added a harmony vocal overdub on two songs, otherwise it’s pretty much what we recorded at the time. Upon returning to Cardiff I took the songs to producer Kris Jenkins’s studio whose excitement for the album and general encouragement was infectious - then we called in noise legend Sir Doufus Styles to oversee the final mix. Armed with 5 flasks of strong coffee, 75 sticks of gum and a bank of vintage compressors we mixed The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness at extremely loud volume in one epic 12 hour session.” Tony Da Gatorra added, in the press release, this statement: “Hello, peace my brothers, this record was made with lots of feelings and true love to bring consciousness and show a little bit of truth that needs to be said without hypocrisy. We are creatures of God, so there’s no death. Spirit is light, all evil won’t prevail - there’s no evil when it crashes with goodwill.” It will be very interesting hear what they came up with.


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