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TUER LAPIN bewilders minds with their experimental take on noise rock with “HCM”

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“HCM” by TUER LAPIN begins with a dark, almost Brazilian mantra vibe reminiscent of a lost SEPULTURA demo. However, this is merely the prelude. The 8-minute track transports listeners into an aggressive noise rock realm infused with a 90s post-hardcore atmosphere. It’s raw and gritty, interrupted by eerie post-rock breaks that venture into experimental rock territory.

TUER LAPIN started as a solo project by Ramon Alves in 2013.

By 2014, it had evolved into a full band with Alves on bass and synthesizers, Raony Ferreira on guitars, and Rodolfo Bártolo on drums and pads. Over the years, they have released three albums: “Esporádico” (2013), “Chac” (2015), and “Banho de Cavalo” (2017). In 2018, they embarked on the “Giro Morte” tour, and they are currently preparing for another tour in July 2024, named “Giro Outro,” to promote their new record.

Currently based in Porto Velho, Rondônia, in northern Brazil, TUER LAPIN has been busy finalizing their new album and setting up the details for the upcoming tour. The last few weeks have been particularly intense, marking one of the busiest periods in the band’s history.

Tuer Lapin (Lucas Bieni)
Tuer Lapin (Lucas Bieni)

The new album, “Pedras Crescem no Escuro” (PCNE), has been a work in progress since 2017, with some tracks dating back to 2015.

After a hiatus in 2019, prolonged by the pandemic, the band resumed work in 2022. The album, recorded between October 2023 and March 2024 at Ecos da Oca Studio with engineer Thiago Maziero, centers around the theme of death. It features a more guitar-oriented approach, a result of the band’s trio format, which emerged after Rinaldo Santos (synths) amicably left the band in 2019.

Pedras Crescem no Escuro (Ariadna Lasser)
Pedras Crescem no Escuro (Ariadna Lasser)

PCNE includes guest performances by Thelmo Cristovam, a saxophonist from Pernambuco, and Pablo Lavados Calquin, a Chilean flutist.

The cover art, a photograph by Argentine photographer Ariadna Lasser, was chosen collaboratively by the band. The selected image, from Lasser’s “Los Sueños” series, depicts a mountain range in Japan, a detail the band discovered only after their selection.

Tuer Lapin (Lucas Bieni)
Tuer Lapin (Lucas Bieni)

TUER LAPIN is part of the Desmanche o Selo collective, a label that focuses on artists from Porto Velho. Alongside the release of PCNE, the collective has more records in the works.

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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