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|About||Macondo is a cosmic 4 piece post rock outfit hailing from 4 continents. Their music can be described as a blend of hardcore, and electronic psychedelics.|
Genre: Instrumental Rock / Post-Rock / Math-Rock
Guitar: Scott Slepicka (US)
Synth/Vocal: Gerald Van Wyk (SA)
Bass: Fred Shi (CN)
Drums: Matthew Byrne (UK)
Macondo make some of the most interesting and exciting music coming out of Beijing today: instrumental rock with elements of math-core, infused with vibes drawn from 70s psychedelic music, adding the production and sound of today’s electronic music. Their unique music shifts from sounds that are ambient and heavy, spacious and dense to atmospheric but rhythmically driven. Bombastic drumming, layered with lush floating guitar textures and earth-shaking energetic bass attack, and otherworldly synthesiser sounds.
Formed in 2014, the band quickly made a splash on the Beijing music scene, their live shows left audiences open-mouthed, describing it as ‘Volcano Rock’.
Macondo's name came from the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, a town that has no contact with the outside world.
"Macondo is not so much a place as a state of mind, which allows you to see what you want, and how you want to see it." - Gabriel García Márquez
The band is signed under label DDL in the mid of 2016. They are currently in the process of recording their first full length album.