At Versaris & Astrio
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At Versaris & Astrio

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
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Where nonsense fashion finishes and subsoil musical heritages meet in respect. Where rap reasoning is sincere and not only an outward show of mediocre self-workshipping. Where using your own language, Catalan, is not an esthetic choice but obvious and natural. Where, as Gramsci said, culture is not a pile of encyclopaedically (dis)ordered informations, but the next stage towards class and anticapitalist counciousness... Right there is where At Versariss rap meet Astrios music. After a improvised clash during a two acts bill in Greek Theatre of Barcelona on a summer night of 2008, after putting out a serious show and touring extensively Catalunya, Spain and Europe 2009 and 2010 and after releasing a live CD-DVD recorded during the last show of the tour on June 2011next fall of 2014 At Versaris will be touring a new show backed by Spanish #1 jazz-rock trio Astrio.

 

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Knowing more about At Versaris & Asstrio...
At Versaris & Astrio musical affaire started such as most of the good musical projects in Catalan scene are used and supposed to happen: it wasnt a laboratory experiment by a record label or management agency, either it wasnt a brilliant idea by a illuminated programmer or by an operetta musical critic. It all started in the summer of 2008, some days after Rodrigo (one of the MCs of At Versaris, a non-conformist and conscious rap band from Barcelona) and Arecio (third-part and keyboard player of Asstrio, a powerful ruthless jazz-rock trio from Barcelona) shared stage with other acts they played with back in those days. That meeting took place some weeks before At Versaris and Asstrio, their respective main bands, were going to play together in a two bills night show at Teatre Grec of Barcelona within the summer festival promoted by Mas i Mas. A message through Myspace from Asstrio to At Versaris was the key:

Hey boys! Lets do something together, no? The answer from At Versaris was simple, too: Yes, lets do it.

Thats how this promiscuous and tantric love and music story started to be forged. We had a chance to see them together again on May 2009, in a new meeting within the Expressi Directa festival. The two bands shared stage again and, for a few tracks and minutes, they showed how to deal with an explosive live show. The general audience feelings and also musicianss was that something should be done. And thats why you can find the highliting featuring of Asstrio playing two great riddims as a backing band in At Versariss new album A CadaPassa (Propaganda pel fet! - 2009).

SHOW INFOS 
They started a tour together with a new show called Per principis elegants (for elegant principles), where both bands worked a new repertoire: Asstrio delivered live new riddims for At Versaris (tracks such as Orfes doccident
or No s vendre) and the MCs Pau and Rodrigo from At Versaris sang brand new lyrics over instrumental tracks of Asstrio (songs from As Soon As Possible -2004- and Desplazamiento - 2007). Moreover, both bands met in common refferences with covers of RATM or Gentleman. Pure dynamite! From At Versaris and Asstrio clash it works out a shaking rhythm discharge where hypnotic keys from Arecio Smiths board, the bitting and unpredictable guitar of Santi Careta and atomic drums of Santi Serratosa are at the service of the pungent rhymes of Pau Llonch and Rodrigo Lavia. Among the musicians and between both bands, theres a flawless dialectis that sets Music and Lyrics to a higher level: extreme communion, absolute feeling and bolted energy. In the same way USA bands such as The Roots or Guru, At Versaris and Asstrio work without sampling, they dress their rap with organic textures: funk, soul, jazz-rock, drumnbass... Their formula ships an ocean of black and dancing sounds, allying elegance and toughness in favour of, paraphrasing one of At Versaris lyrics, the most beautiful ideals to overcome the classical obstacles.