Brazilian duo Aldo have shared their fantastic new single 'Papermaze'.
The single is the first blast of their new EP 'Trembling Eyelids', set to be released through Full Time Hobby Records on August 30th.
It's a journey into the surreal heart of São Paulo, a slice of aural topography that unites bass-slung psych-pop to something more abstract.
An extra-dimensional pop song, it's has a dystopian feel, a kind of speculative vision as much rooted in fact as fiction.
Nylon direct the visuals, which open with an astronaut plummeting to Earth and exploring this deeply urban and utterly alien environment.
Aldo's Andre Faria said: "As São Paulo is kind of suffocating we decided to isolate ourselves in a wooden house in the mountains in a city called Campos do Jordão, two hours away by car. Mura came up with a beat he was working on based on a 'berimbau' line, a typical Brazilian percussive instrument and we then added a bassline probably influenced by Pixies’ Kim Deal as we'd spent hours on the road listening to 'Surfer Rosa' and 'Doolittle'."
"Once you’re out in the woods breathing fresh air you simply realise how insane it is to live in a complex, surreal city like São Paulo, sometimes you just need a break to see yourself from a different angle, it's almost like we had to climb a mountain to see ourselves down there in the city. We pictured ourselves in a maze, walking and running, trying to escape, to make money, to make music, to make a career, 24/7, unsustainably frenetic."
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Gabriela Schmidt
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