Linear definition describes a cult as an object of worship by a select group of followers (among a variety of interpretations). In the case of tonight’s guests, add a charismatic band leader to the list. Hugo Race on guitar and vocals fits the cult billing like few others. For starters, he was a co-founder of the legendary Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (initially named The Birthday Party). For their cult classic debut «From Here To Eternity», he co-wrote the title song. From then to now, he gave birth and nursed cult bands with his genius like The Wreckery and The True Spirit and its 12 studio albums and collaborations with Chris Brokaw (ex- Codeine) to produce the album «Dirtmusic» together with Chris Brokaw. Tamikrest had him on two of their albums and he led the production of the seminal album «We Never Had Control (2012)» with our Soundscape friends, Sacri Cuori. Notable also is his studio work with the guitar and slide guitar Alex Hacke of the German cult band Einstuerzende Neubauten. His raw and uncompromising song-focused, lyrical album «Fatalists» from 2010 was received with enthusiastic acclaim like masterpiece! wonderful! brutal! primitive transcendent! Melody Maker, maker of opinions more so than melodies, called it to the point «Industrial Trance Blues».
Hugo Race, Australian blues man, sound magician, singer-songwriter, author and producer captivates with a raw and insistent baritone blues voice, musically supported by a sound that’s been described as an «aggravating style of jazzy new-wave noise». He’s bringing with him his band the Fatalists, who are really Sacri Cuori, and their latest CD, «24 Hours To Nowhere». He introduces it as his most personal work to date and says «The songs come straight from my heart. They’re about life, love, and the mysterious force that influences our hopes and dreams.»
Tonight, right by the Mississihl. Where cults have been born and reborn for many years.