Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dead Combo

Dead Combo is an instrumental portuguese band, formed in 2003 by Tó Trips and Pedro Gonçalves. They incarnate two characters that could have come from a comic: a caretaker and a gangster. Their playing and performing style is quite peculiar. I think the better way to describe the music they make is like i read in other site:

"They play Lisbon, the city of the countryside, chimneys and white domes, sceneries of a lost past, the fado, the loiter western, all together in a voodoo of emotions, the Tagus river, misplaced lovers, abandoned angels in the crossroads of destiny, flowers with misplaced colours, saints, burning hot chambers, naked guitars, thrown on the street, double basses on fire, top hats, chickens on the loose and things that roll on the street."

In “Vol.2: Quando a Alma Não é Pequena”, Dead Combo give us also traces of tango, flamenco, the far west as seen by Ennio Morricone, the real Cuba and the one Marc Ribot sighted, the juish klezmer and the Sicilian drama.

Here is a proof that Portugal makes very good things.