Throat Permission Cut
Silo is a new label curated by composer, producer and sound alchemists Raz Mesinai and Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, with the goal of releasing some of the most important underground sonic experiments and productions from Porto, Portugal. After meeting a decade ago, Mesinai and Saldanha both found a like-minded interest in the sonic properties of underground spaces, which led to the film Tunnel Vision (directed by Mesinai with an original score by Saldanha). Hailed as a "21st century cult classic" by composer and film enthusiast John Zorn, who later released the film on his own imprint; Tzadik, DVD Series (2013). The label's first release is from HHY & The Macumbas, an ensemble comprised of electric bass, brass, percussion, electronics and outboard gear, written and dubbed by producer, HHY. Comprised of an ever-mutating ensemble of musicians from the Portuguese underground music scene, The Macumbas range from four to ten players on stage, presenting frantic and enigmatic live shows which bring to mind the film works of Kenneth Anger, the cross-continental dubbing of Adrian Sherwood, as well as the raw, trance-inducing rhythms of Haiti and North Africa. The Macumbas' feverish skull-cave dub sound is now embedded into the vinyl grooves of their much-anticipated debut record, Throat Permission Cut.