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Ricarda Cometa 2

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“A revelation outta thin air, courtesy of this dazzlingly trigonometrical spritz of minimal rock clang from Buenos Aires. […] Ricarda Cometa 2 is wholly instrumental, but its arrangements are lyrical and florid. Heuman can play like a proto-free jazzer or Valerie Scroggins from ESG, frequently in the same movement; Espinal shreds the demarcation between rhythm and melody with a playing style that compares to Captain Beefheart, Bill Orcutt, Arto Lindsay and, especially, US Maple’s Mark Shippy.” – The Quietus

“…eminently corporeal, powered by the clean spurts of Espinal’s guitar and amplified by Heuman’s restrained-yet-punchy drumming. […] RICARDA COMETA’s music demands to be clearly followed, every crease and fold in the new flesh a motive of aesthetic attention. Your body should dance in ways it never has, each new position a new limb with which to appreciate the guitar’s intricate noodling and the drums’ marking of unconventional pulses, a music meant not for your mind to get lost in but for your body to be sharpened by. […] At almost 24 minutes, Ricarda Cometa 2 is even shorter than its predecessor, but it is […] more intricate, more intense, more punishing and powerful…” – A Closer Listen

“The 11-song collection takes listeners on a wild, noisy ride that never loses its focus on Latin-inspired rhythms but which ultimately sends them through the musical grinder a few dozen times along the way. If listeners found the herky-jerky twists and turns of math rock or Mr. Bungle challenging, RICARDA COMETA take these musical complexities to new heights here. […] The most remarkable feat is how often we’re taken to the logical extremes of noise and rhythm, then brought back to the center, all while ingesting therapeutic doses of no-wave, African, Latin, and Asian ritual music in these grooves.” – PopMatters

“Minimal but intense, showcasing a woozy instrumental style that showcases a heavy no wave influence as well as a more powerful indie sound that recalls the likes of Battles and Gnarwhal. The duo pulls and twists melody into odd shapes and urgent rhythms. It’s tense, strange, mangled and wiry music that hits hard but challenges conceptions of what rock music should be. If this is even rock music.” – Treble

“The Peruvian-Argentine duo’s new track is built on a stark contrast between noise rock, improvisation, and pure rhythm. [..] an entirely original blend of dissonance, improvisation, muscle, brains, and above all, rhythm—that phenomenal cadence that generic noise rock generally lacks and which goes much further than mere repetition of beats and noise patterns. RICARDA COMETA has it, and it’s damn good.” – Noisey

"New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the premiere of 'Galgo Tuerto' by RICARDA COMETA. The track is short, sweet and full of the unique improvised math vibe dissonance that the group is known for. Guitar licks are woven in between discordant chords and a quick paced rhythm structure." – New Noise Magazine


released June 1, 2018

Catalog ID: NEF-35 / VR-011

Jorge Espinal – guitar
Tatiana Heuman – drums

all music is improvised

Recorded by Sam Nacht at Estudio Libres in Buenos Aires, Argentina September 2017
Mixed and Mastered by Jorge Espinal

Cover Art: Hideyuki Katsumata

© ℗ 2018 Nefarious Industries.




Ricarda Cometa Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ricarda Cometa is a mixed Argentine-Peruvian duo playing since 2009 (trio prior to 2017). Percussive sounding guitar lines zigzag, intersect, and intertwine with some fiery and precise drums. Influenced by no-wave, math rock, african / latin, and asian ritual music they are always exploring and expanding through improvisation the sounds that inhabit the verge of rhythm and noise. ... more

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