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- Posted on Mar 29th 2010 6:46AM by Chris Cottingham
Super Furry Animals front man Gruff Rhys is set to release an experimental album recorded with a Brazilian TV and video repair man called Tony Da Gatorra.
Gatorra is a colourful character who has invented his own unique musical instrument called 'The Gatorra.' Part drum machine, part guitar, it provides the backdrop for his singular protest songs.
Rhys meet Da Gatorra while making his recent South American road trip movie 'Seperado!' They performed a gig together, then booked into a Sao Paulo recording studio, where they cut the album in just five hours. Upon returning to Cardiff, Rhys says he mixed 'The Terror of Cosmic Loneliness' in an epic 12-hour session "armed with five flasks of strong coffee, 75 sticks of gum and a bank of vintage compressors." The results are understood to be "unorthodox."
Meanwhile Da Gattora says the record "was made with lots of feelings and true love to bring consciousness and show a little bit of truth that needs to be said without hypocrisy." He added, "We are creatures of God, so there's no death. Spirit is light, all evil won't prevail."
'The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness' will be released on July 26 on OVNI / Turnstile Music. There are a handful of live shows to coincide with its release. The pair play Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (July 29), Camp Bestival in Dorset (July 30) and Field Day in London (July 31).