Mariano de Melo, aka Marian Sarine, is a multi-instrumentalist, active as the drummer/percussionist for DEAFKIDS, playing synths and percussions live with the electronic vanguard artist Felinto, and as a solo artist (under the moniker of Sarine).
Having acted in several ocasions as a live musician for bands such as Test (percussion), Rakta (drums/percussion), as well as the percussive counterpart for B. Gold's cuatro on the duo Cavalo Serpente, Sarine has as a basic concept and as destiny the strength of rhythm as music's most ancestral principle and, at the same time, its most sophisticated resource, on a search for the natural, transcendental aspects of the cyclical trance - one where his driving power and goal are the gathering of self-knowledge.
The album is based in old and new themes, recorded in an old Brazilian organ from the 80's. By making use of a few arpeggio patterns (namely 'Jazz Rock' and '16 Beat'), in improvisational detours which take off from the juxtaposition of rhythmic ideas over such patterns, I use them as starting point to achieve other groove possibilities, incorporating the overlaid notes the organ adds as another improvisational element, in a kind of a self-jam. The record drives inspiration from several sources, such as Charanjit Singh's experiments on modernizing traditional North-Indian ragas to an electronic setting, as well as master organist/synth players from different parts of Africa, like Hailu Mergia, Mammane Sani and Hama.
The album also deals with the manipulation of limited resources, posed by the quarantine period, through a lo-fi perspective which takes into consideration the urgency and restriction that seep through the present moment.
released August 28, 2020
Organ, conga, timbal, shakers and clave by Sarine.
Recorded at home through the course of July/2020.
Mixed by Igor Neves Patrocínio, at his house, in Volta Redonda/RJ
Mastered by André Leal and Kleber Mariano at Estúdio Jukebox - Volta Redonda/RJ
Artwork by Douglas Leal, picture by Sarine.
A great album by electronic dubby warrior Felinto, on which I was lucky enough to play. Out there.
Um grande álbum do guerreiro dubby Felinto, no qual tive o privilégio de tocar. Música de doido. Sarine
From the first minutes of “Faca de Terra”, you can hear his characteristic style of playing the toms, upon which the rest of the group add layers of keys, guitars and vocals. The sound is heavier in the title track, the drums seem more march-like in the company of guitars, ethnic flutes and shoegaze voices; there is not so much of Pais’s characteristic motorik here.
I just love João Pais Filipe relation to rhythm, there is no drumming like his drumming. I really appreciate the fact that he's the manufacturer of his sound, he works on his woods, he makes his cymbals, and I strongly believe that gives a completely new form to the music he makes.