Real name: ruído/mm
Effective period / Period of releases: 2011 - 2018The band is called ruído/mm, which could be translated as "noise per millimeter" - an imaginary unit created to represent what cannot be described or verbalized. This is the comparison and the approximation the group attempts to develop and achieve thought its compositions, where electric guitar FX experiments meet contemporary classical piano themes, reaching the listener in a synesthetic way.
According to Pitchfork, their tunes could be described as sort of a “spaghetti-western space rock music”. Although this might sound weird, it points the right idea about how far this band’s horizon (or rabbit hole) goes. And what is most surprising about these Brazilian folks is not the range of their musical references, but how they are blend them as if they weren’t there at all.
Founded in 2003 in Curitiba (a cold Brazilian town), ruído/mm is now a leading representative of the Brazilian post-rock scene. The quintet has been disseminating their noisy work through several concerts and had the scope of their music amplified by the work of journalists, bloggers and fans from inside and outside the country. Their curriculum has four critically acclaimed albums: “Série Cinza” / Grey Series (Ruído Corporation, 2004), “A Praia” / “The Beach” (Open Field Records, 2008), “Introdução à Cortina do Sótão” / “Introduction to the Attic’s Curtain” (Sinewave, 2011) and "Rasura" / "Erasure" (Sinewave, 2014).