Hugo Race, formerly of The Wreckery and the Bad Seeds and now an internationally based solo artist, producer and performer with acts such as Dirtmusic and Sepiatone, delivers intense sonic soundscapes that merge folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock.
Originally from the 1980's Melbourne post-punk music scene, Hugo has spent the last thirty years wandering the planet with his music from Buenos Airies to Timboctou.
Hugo’s various collaborations and bands, spread over several continents, include:
Hugo Race Fatalists, in collaboration with Italian soundscape band Sacri Cuori, their new 5 track EP ('Orphans', release date March 7, 2014) available from this site, or at iTunes:
Dirtmusic, with American songwriter and producer Chris Eckman. Their fourth album Lion City, recorded in Mali in 2012, was released on Glitterbeat, March 26, 2014.
Dirtmusic - Chris Eckman and Hugo Race - will be touring Europe, December 10-21, joined by Malian master musicians Baba Sissoko and Moussa Coulibaly; more info - www.glitterbeat.com
Sepiatone with Italian singer songwriter Marta Collica, their third album Echoes On released by Interbang Records (Italy) in November 2013.
Long Distance Operators (LDO), a new project with Belgian artist Catherine Graindorge, premiered at the Botanique, Brussels, May 16th 2014. Album release in 2015
No But Its True, an acoustic album of cover versions recorded in Sicily for Viceversa Records and produced by Italian songwriter and producer Cesare Basile.
The True Spirit - since 1989, 14 albums of trance industrial blues, the last release recorded in a maximum security penitentiary in Poland, Live in Wolow Jail 2009. Hugo and the Spirit have finished a new album tentatively entitled THE SPIRIT and set for a release in June2015 on Glitterhouse Records
Other collaborations include Malian desert blues legend Samba Toure’s album Albala, the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project, Transfargo with Swiss artist Dimitri de Perrot, Lilium with Pascal Humbert, the English psyche-folk artist Pantaleimon, the Brazilian Moses Complex, the Berlin-based Rogall’s Electric Circus Sideshow, SWOS, the Sicilian band Black Eyed Dog....