Noisey has debuted the new single by Argentine-Peruvian duo RICARDA COMETA’s impending new album, Ricarda Cometa 2, nearing release June 1st through Nefarious Industries. The portal has issued the album’s captivating third track, “Soltá El Bambú.”
Influenced by no-wave, math rock, African, Latin, and Asian ritual music, RICARDA COMETA is always exploring and expanding through improvisation the sounds that inhabit the verge of rhythm and noise, and the interplay between members Tatiana Heuman and Jorge Espinal is engrossing and immersive. The fully improvised and instrumental Ricarda Cometa 2 explodes with their singular blend of ritual soundscapes, mutant noise, and dancing tropical grooves. Percussive guitar lines zigzag, intersect, and intertwine with explosive and precise drums and percussion.
The track feature at Noisey offers in part, “RICARDA COMETA started out as a trio, but they’ve been a duo since 2017. And it’s not as if Tatiana Heuman and Jorge Espinal need another set of hands to complete their signature sound, which is based on an entirely original blend of dissonance, improvisation, muscle, brains, and above all, rhythm—that phenomenal cadence that generic noise rock generally lacks, and which goes much further than mere repetition of beats and noise patterns. RICARDA COMETA has it, and it’s damn good.”
With eleven tracks in twenty-four minutes, the record recorded by Sam Nacht at Estudio Libres in Buenos Aires, Argentina, mixed and mastered by Jorge Espinal, and completed with appropriately vibrant cover art by Hideyuki Katsumata.
Nefarious Industries will release Ricarda Cometa 2 digitlaly and with a limited CD pressing on June 1st; find CD at the label HERE and Bandcamp, where you can stream the song “Galgo Tuerto,” HERE. A cassette version will also see release on Vestibular Records.
In conjunction with the release of the new album, RICARDA COMETA will return to Europe on tour through most of June, with more new dates continually being confirmed and added to the itinerary. See the latest routing below and watch for the finalized set of tour dates in the coming days.
RICARDA COMETA Tour Dates:
6/09/2018 Kafe Haerverk – Oslo, NO
6/11/2018 Galleri 21 – Malmö, SE
6/13/2018 KoncertKirken – Copenhagen, DK
6/15/2018 Grandhotel Cosmopolis – Augsburg, DE
6/16/2018 Import-Export – Munich, DE
6/18/2018 Celeste – Vienna, CH
6/20/2018 Der Bloede Dritte Mittwoch – Vienna, CH
6/22-23/2018 noise party vol. x (Noise Assault Agency) – České Budějovice, CZ
6/25/2018 Czech Music Information Centre – Prague, CZ
6/27/2018 6 Dzielnica – Łódź, PL
6/28/2018 Chlodna 25 – Warsaw, PL
6/29/2018 Kulturhauz – Torun, PL
6/30/2018 CKN Centrala – Gorzów, PL
7/02/2018 Kühlspot – Berlin, DE