Binario – the band from Ipanema Beach – bring the sound of Rio’s underground to ‘Binario’ with rhythmically rich and sonically expansive tracks full of intrigue and originality. A seven strong gang, Binario have captured their unique mix of psychedelia, guitar fuzz, electronica and tripped out space funk. Recreating the passion of their wild live shows, where the gear is wired to car batteries to blast their illicit grooves to Rio’s beaches, Binario’s layered sound mixes brooding instrumentals with futuristic freak outs and Portuguese scat vocals to produce one of 2008’s most exciting debuts.
Formed in early 2002 by Lucas Vasconcellos (electric guitar and piano) and Bernardo Palmeira (drums and vocal) the addition of five new members Bruno DiLullo (electric bass), Fabio Lima (electric guitar) alongside Rafael Rocha (drums), Eduardo Manso (electric guitar, piano) and EstevÃ£o CasÃ© (synthesizer, piano) has allowed the collective to create an album sounding like nothing you have ever heard – the two drummers creating dense grooves for the swirling guitars and synths to twist around. As a Brazilian band with a strong mix of rock, electro, jazz and funk it is easy to draw comparisons with Tropicalia; indeed Binario site Gilberto Gil and Caetano as influences. Their experimental approach and interest in subverting frequency, harmony and groove is behind their love of Radiohead, Tortoise, Velvet Underground, Can, Kraftwerk, Zappa and Miles Davis.