Sliptrick Records have a new and exciting band named Hongo Fuu and they hails from Costa Rica. «The states, Sonic-psichic waves created by living matter in constant decay floating in a dark infinite space». The band plays a amalgam of eclectic rock, experimental rock and alternative metal.
The album Fuu is the first full-length album by the Costa Rica-based band Hongo Fuu. Fusion and experimentation are where the album is rooted; as a catalyst of the insights from each of the band’s four members, “Fuu” is the final product of this “ontology of becoming” alchemical process. It’s a manifestation from melding their diverse individual cosmic visions, poured into a 12-track album with lyrics in Spanish, English, German and Latin text quotations, which defies music genres’ labels into a more experimental and visceral approach to music.
This album comes from experimentation and goes into jazz, rock, surf, metal, dance, Americana, drone, stoner, and folk music. Fuu is a genre-breaking remembrance of what used to be known as alternative metal but from a Costa Rican’s Tropical-Hell revisited. Both melodic and dark, Hongo Fuu presents a complex yet dark-humorous and ironic self-referencing painting. Musically, conceptually and visually, Fuu is a descending trip to the depths of the self, its contradictions, its moody waves, its diversity…
The tracks represent the spirit laying behind the Japanese fuu, the way, its dual meaning. Fuu is the blend of the communion of spirits.
The album was entirely produced by the band and includes some voice, synths, marimba, and piano collaborations from selected Costa Rican artists, musicians from such varied bands as Erth (progressive jazz-rock), Alastor Sanguinary Embryo (black metal), the Costa Rican Philharmonic Orchestra, and others.
Félix Arburola (guitars, vocals)
Guillermo Meneses (bass, vocals)
Héctor Romero (guitars, vocals)
Ariel Uzaga (drums, vocals)
For fans of Mr Bungle, The Mars Volta, Pixies, Dog Fashion Disco, Melvins, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats.
The track Control;
Into the Mouth of Rán
Venus, la atrapamoscas
El culto al Hongo Azul
…son demasiados Harrys
O Light of Dawn