CupoCupo press pics by @rebecamargescu & @marco.sciacqua. Outfit by @maria_piattica.
CupoCupo – Armor EP [PNMTU004, out Dec. 3rd, 2021]
CupoCupo is a duo of musicians hailing from Bergamo, Italy, presenting their second work after the debut ‘Hypermetabolism’ EP out earlier this year on the US label @wearetar. Coming with an album cover by the Italian visual artist eurasiandesert and an official two-sided A5 300 gr. cardboard artwork print, the 4-tracker release is a coherent, eventful episode of knife-edge post-club hybridization, a treasury of outstanding sound design skills, vicious bass handling, and rhythmical obsessivity.
With ‘Armor’, CupoCupo hand out explosions of shattered sounds cramming themselves in turbulent flows of energy, where self-perception is challenged, strength is tested, and certainties are dismantled. Sealed lips utter red-hot rants oscillating from burning outbursts of chaos to sudden clarity. Tragic voices sing penetrating ballads for wandering bodies, waiting for their destiny to manifest and vehemently start opposing it. Light comes with darkness, and anything can be worth struggling for. CupoCupo’s outings are nothing but heartfelt testimony that brighter times are yet to come. Or not.
We’re happy to be sharing today our 86th entry in our GUESTMIXES series, featuring CupoCupo themselves at the controls, crafting a 30 minutes mixture of experimental, hybrid club music.
JENNN – ONE
Liliane Chlela – Bahr Ghettas
Rắn Cạp Đuôi – Đme giựt mồng
These Hidden Hands (feat. Zanias) – Shackles
SITOI – Sakset
Elvin Brandhi – HAUNT
Warrego Valles – Botox
Death Qualia – Curb Your Fanged
NAKED – Autosadism
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