|Label||Jarring Effects – FX137-CD|
|Released||28 Apr 2017|
|Genre||Electronic, Folk, World, & Country|
Filastine & Nova are a multimedia duo working to undermine borders. Their music collides electronic beat production with dense layers of voice, concrete sounds, analogue synths and strings. Another world is exactly what they aim to create, using sound, video, design, and dance to express a radically different vision of the possible.Filastine is the handle of Barcelona-based composer and video artist Grey Filastine. A former taxi driver from the United States, Filastine studied percussion with the coke-fueled carnival batucadas of Brazil and mystical brotherhoods in Morocco. In 1999, he founded the Infernal Noise Brigade marching band, putting these rhythms to use in a live soundtrack for the Seattle WTO revolt and the globalization protests that followed. DJ/Rupture discovered and released Filastines premiere album, Burn It! (2006), launching a decade of critically-acclaimed albums and world tours. One of those tours brought him to Jakarta where he met vocalist Nova Ruth, rhyming in Indonesias seminal rap group Twin Sista. Novas deep musical roots add much to Filastines sound, she was raised singing pentecostal spirituals with her priest grandfather, reciting Quran, and playing Javanese gamelan percussion. Beyond music, Novas continues her "day job" building networks among Southeast Asias video activists and hackers.Together they create unique and fearless interventions: an official mixtape for The Act of Killing documentary, a sound swarm at the Paris Climate Summit, a performance in the Calais Jungle migrant camp. The songs of Abandon and a grip of other new tracks will come out this year on the duos first full album together, Drapetomania, colliding psychedelic trap, tropical post-folk and a punk ethos into a compelling audio thesis.