Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro I Due Matte LP
Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro
Due Matte LP
Horn Of Plenty
an adventurous trip through your psyche... Plenty to discover: through your ears straight into your brain and back through your feet. Highly recommended.
"In 2019 Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, Vanishing Twin, et al…) & Marlene Ribeiro (Gnod, Negra Blanca) were in residency at the Hysteria project at Porto’s Sonoscopia running female-led percussion workshops for artists exploring new working methods.Back in London, Valentina’s phone recordings from the workshops became the base materials for DUE MATTE (two crazy women) where the hysteria theme was developed further. Vocal incantations, poems, piano, brass, and electronics were added to the concrte cauldron. The resultant brew is a deftly concocted, potent, and disorienting assemblage that will appeal to head-nodders and chin-strokers alike. DUE MATTE is cinematic in scope, where tension is built with primal, ritualistic rhythms then resolving into detailed, introspective passages. A trip all of its own, for sure. DUE MATTE will appeal to those with ears for Vox Populi, Taj Mahal Travellers, Tools You Can Trust, Bow Gamelan, Anne Gillis.