Tamoios, from San Paulo, Brazil, combines the talents of Brazilian singer Luisa Maita, Ladytron founder and producer Daniel Hunt and artist Fernando Rischbieter. Their startling debut single, “Alto lá,” is taken from a near complete album, and is a taster of its combination of intense percussion, ethereal vocals and primitive electronics. The album also features the contributions of Alessandro Cortini and percussionist Guillerme Kastrup. The track is accompanied by a video filmed at Oscar Niemeyer’s Memorial da América Latina in San Paulo. Tamoios’ debut album is set to be released internationally in August 2014.
Tamoios, from San Paulo, Brazil, combines the talents of Luisa Maita, Daniel Hunt and Fernando Rischbieter.
Daniel, after spending over a decade touring worldwide with UK group Ladytron, relocated to San Paulo permanently in early 2013. In the years prior, as a regular visitor to the city, he’d began to DJ at various underground parties such as Voodoohop, in the still decadent, artist-colonized downtown, and developed there a skewed, percussion-heavy set, which would be the inspiration for a new musical project.
Through this scene, he met Fernando Rischbieter, from the mythical YB studios in the thriving, bohemian Vila Madalena neighborhood, who had been working with Luisa Maita, an already successful artist who wanted to explore new directions.
The three quickly began to experiment on the track that would become “Alto lá.” The band remained instantly entranced by the result of that session, so that the song soon developed into plans for a full-fledged album.
The album, also featuring contributors Alessandro Cortini, Tejo Damasceno and Guillerme Kastrup, is set to be released internationally in August 2014.