Blasted Mechanism

Karkow, Vald'jiu, Ary, Zymon, Winga, Syncron

Members of Blasted Mechanism: Ary (2), Karkov, Luis Simões, Vald'jiu, Winga, Zymon
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Discography of Blasted Mechanism:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Balayhashi 5 Audio 1997 Candy Factory
2 1996 - 2004 20 Audio 2004 Metrodiscos
3 SinglMix01 3 Audio 2001 Candy Factory
4 Singlmix 00 3 Audio 2000-08-01 Candy Factory
5 Avatara 15 Audio 2005-06-13 Universal Music Portugal
6 Sound In Light 15 Audio 2007 Universal Music Portugal
7 Mix 00 10 Audio 2000-09-20 Candy Factory
8 Plasma 10 Audio 1999 Candy Factory
9 Namaste 3 Audio 2003 Metrodiscos
10 Namaste 12 Audio 2003 Metrodiscos
11 Blasted Generation 11 Audio 2012-03-26 Metrodiscos
12 Blasted Mechanism 3 Audio 1996 Not On Label
13 Avatara 13 Audio 2005
14 Blast U - Remind At Large 8 Audio 2011 Rastilho Records
15 Live! 12 Audio 2014-01-31 Metrodiscos
16 Blasted Empire 4 Audio 2005 Universal Music Portugal
17 Sun Goes Down 3 Audio 2005 Metrodiscos

Portuguese experimental rock band formed in 1995 by it's founding members, [a=Karkow] and [a=Vald'jiu]. The band is known for their highly theatrical live shows that involve elaborate & extravagant alien-themed costumes utilizing inventive concepts and instruments. In addition, they have developed their own dialect known as "[i]Karkovian[/i]" which is used in their lyrics. This groups ever-changing esthetics provide an attention-grabbing image which is the trade mark that originated the buzz around the band’s music, which in the beginning, was quite different; something like a rough-hewn fusion of the outer edges of contemporary electronic pop and global dance-floor grooves, blended with raw rock riffs. Since the bands inception, their aural concept has progressed, crossing all latitudes of various cultures, borrowing and developing sounds from both the ancestral/traditional and the exotic. Within these, they have incorporated the use of the aboriginal instrument didgeridoo, Tibetan tubes, Klezmer inspired pieces, frantic rhythms, modern melting electronics and tribalism, resulting in their unique 'galactic cosmic' sound.

Current band members include [a=Karkow] (Vocals), [a=Vald'jiu] (Bambuleco and Kalachakra), [b]Ary[/b] (Bass), [b]Zymon[/b] (Doubleneck Guitar and Sitar), [b]Wynga[/b] (Percussion) and [b]Syncron[/b] (Drums). [a=Vald'jiu] created the Bambuleco and Kalachakra (or Kalashakra) instruments. He describes the Bambuleco "as having 8 cords and assimilates the capacities of a bass and a guitar" and the Kalashakre as "a wonderful baby that comes with 2 necks (as in guitar neck), and one extra knob. With the knob I'm playing tremoloes. One of the necks is a Bambuleco, the other is a mix of an electric sitar and Indian sounds".

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