Downbeat, Triphop, IDM, Neo-Soul, Bass Music, Dupstep, Jazz – that are all insufficient terms, if you want to describe the sound of Aramboa. The real essence of the musical style the austrian producer Moritz Scharf aka Momo Safi and vocalist Elena Shirin want to create is the fusion of these characteristic elements. Energetic and complex beat-structures build the foundation for hypnotic and expressive harmonies of analogue and synthetic instruments, wich circulate around the subtile but still powerful performance of the vocal tracks. Although their debut album’s sound is of a distinct electronic character, Aramboa`s live-performance is substantially driven by keyboard, guitar, trumpet and the acoustic colours of live-bassoon. You might have heard some of their tracks under the name “Black Lotus Experiment” already, an earlier name of this project. Even without releasing a record so far Aramboa already gained a big fanbase through several live-shows. Over 1000 likes on Facebook for a new viennese music project is quite a strong statement, even though their sound pushes the boundaries of what we know as pop music.
So far Aramboa played at Waves Festival, Tallinn Music Week, Donaukanaltreiben, Fluc, Cafè Leopold, Grelle Forelle, Stadtwerkstadt Linz, WUK, Jazz:it, Arge Salzburg, Madhou5e Linz, Brimbamborium Festival in Munich and a lot more venues. One of their earlier releases as Black Lotus Experiments, the track „YRSLF“, was features as a free download on FatKidOnFire, a london-based Bassmusic-Blog, and quickly reached over 10.000 listeners. Now Aramboa has big plans for the future. The first step ist the release of their 10-track-debut-album „Mereon Matrix“ on Slovakias Gergaz Records in May 2017.
Live Album Release Party May 18 2017 Fledermaus Vienna http://www.fledermaus.at/
Official Music Video for “Road” by Aramboa, from the Album “Mereon Matrix”
Official Music Video for “21 Grams” by Aramboa (here credited with their now abandoned bandname “Black Lotus Experiment):