Paulo Beto/ synthesizers, samplers, kaos pad.
Eloi Silvestre/ invented electronic instruments, mac performa &
Miguel Barella/ analog guitar, digital loop delay. The group - based in
São Paulo, Brazil; is formed by Paulo Beto (anvilFX), Eloi
Silvestre and Miguel Barella - aims towards free and experimental
electronic improvisation, "retro-futurism" and avant-guard music.
Influences are: Raymond Scott (grandfather of the synthesizer in the
30's), Brian Eno, Jon Hassel (textural ambiences), John Cage ("by
chance" in music), Pierre Schaffer (loops and noise in music) among
other artists in the electronic music scenario. Sci-fi, horror in
literature and movies have a great influence on LCD's aestethics. The
name of the group was inspired by an interview by José Mojica
Marins (Zé do Caixão/Coffin Joe) where he refers to LSD
as LCD saying "this is the drug that young people take to see God". LCD
plays every week without any previous rehearsal or preparation, aiming
a spontaneous exercise of improvisation with lots of space to chance
and randomness. All the gigs, which usually have special guest
performances of equally minded experimental artists, are recorded and
correspond to a unique performance impossible to repeat. With minor
editing, they are released on very small edition CD's. In this occasion
they have gathered some of the best moments of those sessions for "The
Bside Project" and offer us an exquisite cdsingle titled "20´of
free improvisation in São Paulo".