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glitch 03:02
low 06:20
glue 07:49
loss 09:29
glow 12:56
last 09:24


“Hyper.object” was formed in 2019 by three veterans from the Lisboa free improvised scene (Rodrigo Pinheiro on the piano, Hernâni Faustino on the double bass and Carlos Santos on the electronics) and by two young musicians (João Almeida on trumpet and João Valinho on drums).

Since its beginnings. the group had frequently joined for rehearsals but as soon the pandemic hit, the gatherings were restricted to only when there was an opening on the frequent lockdowns. During one of these openings "inter.independence" was recorded.

On "inter.independence" the premise defined for the recording session was, beside all musicians having complete freedom to improvise and to choose their musical ideas, there should be an active focus for each one to develop their ideas individually and to not immediately react or engage in direct dialog with the other musicians from the group. What was being experimented was the creation of several individual and independent layers that would interact organically, so that the tension would arise by the textures and the expected and unexpected interactions created between these different layers that each musician was taking care of.


released April 1, 2022

Digital version available on 24bit 96kHz.

Rodrigo Pinheiro (piano)
João Almeida (trumpet)
Carlos Santos (electronics)
Hernâni Faustino (double bass)
João Valinho (drums)

All music by Rodrigo Pinheiro, João Almeida, Hernâni Faustino, Carlos Santos and João Valinho
Recorded by Carlos Santos at Timbuktu Studio on the 27th September 2020
Mixed and mastered by Rodrigo Pinheiro
Cover Illustration and graphic design by Madalena Matoso
Inside photo by Nuno Martins
Produced by Rodrigo Pinheiro
Executive Production by Phonogram Unit


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Phonogram Unit is an artist-operated label from Lisbon dedicated to the so called experimental, improvised and electro-acoustic music.

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