FUMAÇA PRETA brings together elements of tropicalia, psychedelics, fuzz funk, musique concrete, acid house, radiophonic electronics and numerous African, Brazilian and Latin rhythms.
The band started as a studio experiment when Alex Figueira, a Portuguese-Venezuelan producer and percussionist, invited some old friends to join him in the tiny analogue studio he built on the back of his house in Amsterdam for some free-ride experimentation.
The songs that were conceived, recorded to tape and mixed in that 3 day session became the bands first 45 on Music With Soul Records.
Fumaça Preta continued to meet in the Barracão Sound Laboratory, swiftly producing another 45, and then set about recording their debut album.
All musical boundaries collapsed during the recording of the album as the band drew upon influences from partido alto to acid house, from heavy metal to musique concrete and from raw funk to French soundtracks.
Live, the band the band runs fiercely through unexplained and unexpected musical terrain but never loose the rock solid psychedelic voodoo groove that drives them.