Armor

by CupoCupo

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  • Poster/Print

    Limited edition of 50 two-sided A5 300 gr. matte cardboard print.
    Artwork by eurasiandesert instagram.com/eurasiandesert/, text layout by CupoCupo.
    'Armor' digital EP included in the purchase.
    shipping out on or around December 13, 2021
    edition of 50 

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  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Armor. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases December 3, 2021

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1.
Yerro 05:39
2.
Lava Lips 03:08
3.
Dragonfly Backbone
4.
Sediments
5.
Yerro (Galen Tipton Remix)
6.
Lava Lips (S H E / M A C H I N E Remix)

about

CupoCupo soundcloud.com/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 TAR. Coming with an album cover by the Italian visual artist eurasiandesert instagram.com/eurasiandesert/ and an official two-sided A5 300 gr. cardboard artwork print, the 4-tracker 'Armor' EP is a coherent, eventful episode of knife-edge post-club hybridization, a treasury of outstanding sound design skills, vicious bass handling, and rhythmical obsessivity.

The centerpiece of their work is extensive vocal manipulation, employing voice chops with the role of primary composition tools within the multi-faceted pieces rich in heavy kick drums, snappy percussions, and gurgling vibrations. Drawing influence from contemporary electronic genres as well as free-form experimental music, the EP is closed by a trancey, grandiose rework of the opening track Yerro curated by the influential artist Galen Tipton (she/they) soundcloud.com/galentipton, and a somber, pitch-black remix by Italian-based composer and producer SHE/MACHINE (she/her) soundcloud.com/shevsmachine.

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.

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releases December 3, 2021

01-04: Produced and mixed by CupoCupo. 05-06 remixed by Galent Tipton and SHE/MACHINE, respectively. Mastering by Wim Dehaen soundcloud.com/wimdehaen. Artwork by eurasiandesert.

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We aim at triggering change within the Italian music scene. We support border music styles and explore unsafe sound territories. We want to grow a community of people united in mutual support and unconditional, careless passion. ... more

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