Asto is the meeting of live performed IDM electronic music and occult animist rhythms from the Afro-Cuban community of La Habana.

Booking/contact: contact.asto@gmail.com

    

Collaboration with Ableton, Arturia and Manley López

Asto is the meeting of live performed IDM electronic music and occult animist rhythms from the Afro-Cuban community of La Habana. 

The EP album “Performance, Début” clearly transmits the up-beat energy of the Afro-Cuban atypical grooves and the sonic possibilities of sound-synthesis. It shows the complexity of the animist rhythms interpreted in the context of an electronic music performance and the potential of the encounter of two musical worlds, one unknown and secretly shown to the initiated, the other ubiquitous and in constant mutation. 

It is the result of 7 years in Cuba dedicated to the learning of mystic Afro-Cuban rhythms, made possible by the meeting of Asto with the family called “Los Chinitos”, who trained him to perform the sacred Bata drums in animist Yoruba ceremonies, where the oracles impart their message, the black and white magic are practiced and the initiated are possessed by dancing gods. 

The release of this EP album is the first step of Asto’ s path in the interpretation of his non-conventional experience into experimental music, taking the public out of its comfort zone and bringing irrational symbolic into spontaneous live performed electronic music.

Shows

Collaboration with Arturia

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