Hugo Race, internationally based producer, performer and writer, delivers intense sonic soundscapes that merge folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock. Originally from the 1980's Melbourne post-punk music scene (The Wreckery, The Bad Seeds) Hugo’s collaborations and bands are spread over several continents. Hugo’s new book Road Series, a kind of memoir, describes his musical journey over three decades.
‘John Lee Hooker’s World Today’ is Hugo’s latest album (in duo with Michelangelo Russo from the True Spirit), a dark-blues-ambient-techno tribute to the great bluesman on his 100th anniversary
Release date May 19th, 2017, on Glitterhouse Records, Gusstaff Records and MGM Australia. Digital links:
The True Spirit - since 1989, 14 albums of ‘trance industrial blues’; the new album ’The Spirit’ on Glitterhouse Records (2015) is the band’s most successful release to date. The Spirit was followed by the 10” EP ‘False Idols”, also on Glitterhouse.
Hugo Race Fatalists, a collaboration with Italian soundscape band Sacri Cuori, their new album ’24 Hours to Nowhere’ released to global acclaim on Glitterhouse in 2016.
Dirtmusic, with American songwriter and producer Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts). Their third and fourth albums Troubles / Lion City, recorded in Mali in 2012, released on Glitterbeat Records (Germany), March 26, 2014. A new album recorded in Istanbul, Turkey, is slated for November 2017.
Long Distance Operators (LDO), a collaboration with Belgian artist Catherine Graindorge, the album was released by Belgian electronic avant-garde label Sub Rosa in March, 2017