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Saturday, March 19 • 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Constantina

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From extinct bands of Belo Horizonte - Ana, Retórica, Moan and Filit – came the six member that formed Constantina. They gathered in 2003 to create instrumental songs with subtle eletronical interferences, but through time where incorporated in a essential way to their language. Their first homonymous album, released in fall 2005, is considered by musical press as a major break through album that year and consist of a more post-rock sound, driven manly by guitars. The album, produced and released by the band's label "La Petite Chambre", shows extreme care in visual language of it's cover. On their second album, released by Open Field and distributed by Peligro, the members deconstruct a new sound, more enigmatic and minimalistical than before. The album was well received and reviewed by portuguese online journal BodySpace, showed as a big reference in brazilian independent instrumental scene. "Jaburu", as is named this 2nd work, consists of songs and moments of pure experimentations and improvisation, recorded during rehearsals at the productions of their 1st album. Following the tendencies of the musical market, Constantina release their 3rd album form free in MP3 format. Recorded live at SESI Theater - Mariana/MG/Brazil, sharing the stage with Florianopolis/SC/Brazil's duo Colorir in a single preformance, the album presents a non conventional way of doing music, with sources from contemporany and experimental music, influenced by accidents, improvisation and sound landscapes. In the beginning of 2008, now a quartet and constantly developing their language and after increase experience in tours through Brazil by 2007 (including cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis, Curitiba and Rio), the band releases “¡Hola Amigos...!”, now recorded in studio. This new album brings 4 nice compositions, recorded through 2007, when still was a sextet. Solidifying even more it's singular sonority, Constantina keep producing a beautiful graphical material associated to the songs.
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Playing since 2003, the independent band Constantina has a solid history in creating instrumental post-rock music minimalist and delicate aesthetics, composed of intelligent guitars with subtle electronic interference. Recorded at La Petite Chambre independent label in August 2011... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2011 10:15pm - 11:15pm
The Hideout 617 Congress Ave

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