Stengade 10.november kl.22:00
Over the past decade, instrumental trio STEARICA (Torino, Italy) have gained a cult following in the independent music underground, touring and performing live with the likes of Girls Against Boys, NoMeansNo, Dälek, Tarentel, Damo Suzuki, Coliseum, and forming the Acid Mothers Temple and Stearica Orchestra, which recorded a full-length album during the last day of a glorious one-month European tour together.
The key to STEARICA’s success is their powerful and adventurous sound, which is geometrical yet visceral: so intense that there is no need for words – much like “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. This is especially the case live, whether in clubs, crowded festivals such as “Primavera Sound” and “Villette Sonique” or in their live film soundtrack of the 1920 silent horror masterpiece “Der Golem” (commissioned by and performed at the National Cinema Museum and winner of the “Audience Award” in the 2014 Rimusicazioni Film Festival).
Their desire to go ‘beyond’ the traditional concept of a band has also led them to begin work on an ambitious multimedia show.
So the title of their 2008 debut album ‘Oltre’ (loosely translated as ‘beyond’) is very appropriate, and the response to ‘Oltre’ both at home (“…the best record produced in Italy in years” -Il Mucchio) and internationally (UK avant garde magazine The Wire featured STEARICA twice on its covermount CD) confirms this.
But with the last record “Fertile” the trio ventures even further into unexplored territories.