Renowned electronic music producer & DJ Matias Aguayo presents his new project, which will unfold on several levels. The Desdemonas are a 4-piece rock band, fronted by Aguayo (who sings and plays a variety of instruments). It's also a fictional story about a group of teenagers in a dystopian world (the story will be told in the lyrics, and in cartoons and videos based on Aguayo's drawings). And it's of course an album, in which Matias digs deep into some dark forms of rock music which inspired him as a teenager, and brilliantly revisits them in a moody, compelling, post-electronic 2017 style.

Based in Berlin, the band will be touring around Europe and beyond, starting before the album's release and continuing through 2018. Their line-up consists of drummer Matteo Scrimali from Italy, keyboard player Henning Specht from Germany, guitarist/bass player Gregorio Gomez from Colombia, and Matias Aguayo on vocals, keys etc. 

Matias Aguayo in a nutshell: born in Chile and raised in Germany, he's created a varied body of genre-defying work since the early 00s, including several albums with legendary Cologne-based electronic music label Kompakt. A much in-demand DJ, he's constantly been performing all around the world, appearing in the most prestigious festivals. He's started his own imprint, Cómeme, on which he's released works by friends and associates (including a.o. Lena Willikens). Matias Aguayo has always been an original, iconoclastic artist: starting out "the man who helped popularize and expand minimal [techno]" (Pitchfork), he's gradually been using his voice as a key element, in his DJ sets and, notably, in his album Ay Ay Ay, which he almost entirely created with vocal sounds ("a record of maximal, fermented oddity" which "almost feels like world music"  - Pitchfork again). With The Desdemonas, Matias Aguayo has made the big leap and turned into a singer and band leader…

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Sofarnopolis


Crammed Discs are delighted to present Sofarnopolis, the debut album by Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas.

Advance track by Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas


Renowned DJ & electronic music producer Matias Aguayo will soon be releasing the debut album of his new band The Desdemonas. We're happy to share Nervous, a first track from the album.

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MATIAS AGUAYO & THE DESDEMONAS - Sofarnopolis
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