Afrobeat experimentalism duo Trrmà has officially released their single ‘Dhaulagiri’, off of their upcoming album The Earth’s Relief(1 May 2020) via 557 Records. The duo has been featured in popular Italian publications, including Son Of Marketing, Music Week, Rockerilla and Blow-Up. On their Japan tour, they shared the stage with Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Koichi Makigami (Tzadik record), and Doravideo. They have also toured Europe, playing at L’homme a deux Oreilles and Time Zones Festival.
The duo consists of Giovanni Todisco (drums and percussions) and Giuseppe Candiano (modular synthesizers). Inspiration for their music is highly influenced by SUN RA, with the refined method of IANNIS XENAKIS. Their resulting sound draws parallels to the work of Clap! Clap!, Flying Lotus, Portico Quartet. Trrmà’s previous single ‘Shishanpangma’ has a completely different feel to the new single ‘Dhaulagiri’, which takes a polyrhythmic turn, as well as adding a far-out and sporadic beat.
Trrmà describes the track to their fans, “‘Dhaulagiri’ combines afro-jazz percussion elements with abstract electronics that remind spacey 90’ scratch DJ works. An unconventional form of broken beat composition.”