Blood Quartet

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Blood Quartet - Experimental Noise No Wave Live Act in Barcelona

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Blood Quartet
Blood Quartet is a brand new ensemble featuring Mark Cunningham (New York, USA) and the members of Murnau b. (Barcelona, Spain).
A project that follows no wave paths to free jazz, primitive minimalism, swamp rock, twisted blues, ambient reds… where improvisation and morphed structures gather into bright/dark psychotropic consequence.

Their first album will be out in April 2015 on Jacquard Recs and Hang the Dj’s records in Spain.

Mark Cunningham Trumpet, Guitar
Lluís Rueda: Guitar
Kike Bela: Bass
Càndid Coll: Drums

Mark Cunningham
A former member of the pioneer ‘70s No Wave group Mars, Mark Cunningham has continued to experiment using trumpet and electronics, from the ‘80s until now, and more recently has picked up his old guitar and bass again. Mars' original output was quite small (four tracks on the seminal 1978 compilation No New York, a single and an ep) but now includes several live albums released in the US (Feeding Tube LPs), as well as the complete studio recordings (Important records LP, No More CD).

Since Mars disbanded, Cunningham has participated in countless collaborations with fellow avant-gardists such as Lydia Lunch, Arto Lindsay, Pascal Comelade, and his own projects Don King in New York and Bèstia Ferida, RAEO, or Convolution in Barcelona, where he’s lived since 1991.
His records and collaborations include more than 30 releases, including his 1997 solo album Blood River Dusk.

Murnau b.
Is a noise art rock trio, based in Barcelona.
They have played several shows including Primavera Sound and the opening for Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and the Dust in Barcelona. The line up includes Lluís Rueda (guitars and vocals), Kike Bela (bass and synthesizer) and Càndid Coll (drums and vocals). They create dense atmospheres through particular and unusual tunings, obscure rhythms and dissonant distortions.

They play (or have played with) El Petit de Cal Eril, Zeidun, Autodestrucció, Le Fou... a bunch of representative bands from the alternative scene of the last few years in Catalonia, Spain.

Their upcoming fourth album (La història d'un home bò) will be out in March 2015.

Blood Quartet
Blood Quartet is a brand new ensemble featuring Mark Cunningham (New York, USA) and the members of Murnau b. (Barcelona, Spain).
A project that follows no wave paths to free jazz, primitive minimalism, swamp rock, twisted blues, ambient reds… where improvisation and morphed structures gather into bright/dark psychotropic consequence.

Their first album will be out in April 2015 on Jacquard Recs and Hang the Dj’s records in Spain.

Mark Cunningham Trumpet, Guitar
Lluís Rueda: Guitar
Kike Bela: Bass
Càndid Coll: Drums

Mark Cunningham
A former member of the pioneer ‘70s No Wave group Mars, Mark Cunningham has continued to exp...

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Origin

  • Barcelona ES

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Mark Cunningham Trumpet, Guitar
  • Lluís Rueda Guitar
  • Kike Bela Bass
  • Càndid Coll Drums