Introducing: Rubato

Introducing: Rubato

Alright, this one’s a bit out there but hey, you came here for new music and it’s new music you’ll bloody well get, alright?

Meet our friends Rubato, a three-piece ensemble from East London who are exploring the limits of contemporary musicianship, meshing classical with fiery electronica and triphop. To some, this is going to be a travesty, to others (aka me) it’s bloody great.

Their debut single ‘Prelude with Atttitude’ is out Nov 23rd and is a re-interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s ‘Prelude in C Sharp’ with industrial sounds and modern atmospherics giving it a grounding in the moody electronica of Massive Attack and Portishead, with a contemporary classical crossover that puts us in mind of modern visionaries Chilly Gonzales and James Rhodes.

It features Bishi Bhattacharya on vocals (a rising star and pioneer of the New York nu-cabaret scene, much lauded by Yoko & Sean Lennon) – listen here:

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