Genre: Electronica / Experimental / Rock
Location Guarda, Guarda, Po
Profile Views: 46537
Last Login: 8/24/2011
Member Since 5/16/2006
Record Label Zounds Records e TMG
Type of Label Indie
BioWelcome to weird and wacko music factory. I play guitar, bass and drums since the mid 80's. I have experience in very different styles, such as improvised, electro-acoustic, experimental, electronic, DJ, and indie rock. I also make original soundtracks for films, theatre, performances and video-art. I have two records released in 2001 - "Oblique Musique" and "Metamorphosia" in 2005. In May 2004, I was personally invited by Mike Patton to play the first part of the Fantômas concert in Lisbon. This what Mike Patton said about my second album: Metamorphosia is an amazing record. Kubik is moving into a particular universe, very special. It is a fantastic record and a fantastic music it is a monster! I Also made original soundtracks for two surrealistic movies: "UN CHIEN ANDALOU" - Luis Bunuel /Salvador Dali; and "ENTR'ACTE" - Rene Clair. In May 2006, the new EP by Kubik: http://www.monocromatica.com/netlabel/ More info: kubik.com.pt (in portuguese!). THIS IS ONE OF MY VIDEOS, DIRECTED BY GRURY AND WITH MY MUSIC "PROKO"!: .. .. .. .. .. .. .. «Victor Afonso is a portuguese musician living in Guarda, a city lying near Serra da Estrela (Star Mountain) at some 1000 meters above the sea level. He has been releasing music under the name Kubik (2 albums) as well as in many other projects. Oblique Musique and Metamorphosia albums recorded as Kubik showed up a musician deeply inspired by cinema and also by a great variety of music, from eastern europe folk to contemporary drumnbass. This alloy allowed Kubik to develop a very personalized and surrealistic sound, which defies the listener imagination with a wave of references sequenced in a way that take shape in the form of musical pieces. Infinite Territory is his new release. It is a departure from earlier works, because here Victor Afonso decided to explore electronic music more close to the IDM genre. It is obvious from Infinite Territory that musicians like Amon Tobin or Aphex Twin play an important role as sources of inspiration. This EP is very well balanced between ambient soundscapes and bursts of drillnbass, showing Kubik at the maximum of his skills and inspiration. From phantasmagorical pieces like Bona Fide, to kinetically unstable tracks like Infernis, Plus Ultra and the surrealistic Non Hilum (perhaps the track more related with his previous works), Kubik shows up his personal view of what electronic music (or IDM) can be, with a great capability to create images in the mind of the listener, rather than being purely another kind of dance music. Infinite Territory is therefore a kind of a soundtrack of a lost science-fiction movie, lost in the outskirts of the galaxy (or, more precisely, of the mind), exploring lost territories and lost spirals that liewithin the more pristine forces of nature.» - César A. Laia To listen or download the EP "Infinite Territory", click here: http://www.monocromatica.com/netlabel/releases/tube043.htm ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// FREE NEW EP ONLINE - "HOW BLUE WAS MY SKY" released by Mimi Records. Please download here - http://www.clubotaku.org/mimi/pt/album99.php
MembersVictor Afonso - Electronics, guitars, voices, programming, production. .. Kubik live in Lisboa .. .. .. .. .. Kubik live in Barcelos
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Sounds LikeA weird mix of electronica, experimental, noise rock, IDM, sampling music, pop, lounge, hip-hop, sound poetry, world music, minimalism, tecno, breakbeat, easy listening and so on.