Electricidade Esteticaby Dwart (Vinyl Record)

Dwart: Electricidade Estetica (Vinyl LP)


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Strangelove Music's latest release turns left somewhere near the edge of the Atlantic, with Electricidade Estética they document a vibrant window into the musical landscape of 1980s counter-culture Portugal. Compiling early un-issued works, Dwart's organic Ash Ra Balearics meld with spikey Iberian electronics, coalescing around the floating beauty of Mate, reissued for the first time on vinyl. With emergent music technologies of the era enthusiastically adopted by Lisbon's avant-garde, there was a collective desire by Dwart and their contemporaries to push existing sonic boundaries; Post new wave sounds melded with distinctive local sensibilities. Antoñio and Manuela Duarte's search for an artistic language melded a continuing curiosity with aural and physical dualities: experimental pop integrated with performance art, mathematics sound-tracked on canvas, organic found sounds at ease alongside synthetic drum machines. The nine songs found here document the early emergence of their own Electricidade Estética. Vítor Rua and Jorge Lima Barreto of the legendary Telectu were regular collaborators while composer/guitarist Nuno Rebelo and guitarist/singer Bernardo Devlin feature throughout. Includes color innersleeve; edition of 500.