The Trilogy Tapes announces Tropa Macaca release

Vida from the experimental Portuguese pairing will arrive in June.

With fine and widely celebrated releases this year from Ondo Fudd, Coni, Four Legs and those TTTPALACE 12″s, it is clear The Trilogy Tapes remains a viable source for those selectors and collectors wanting some material to bend the dancefloor sideways. Equally, however, the maverick experimental streak that characterised all those random cassette releases in the early days of The Trilogy Tapes has reared it’s figurative head again in 2016 with thrilling results. Both the Accident Du Travail and Carl Gari and Abdullah Miniawy records have spoken to the diverse music tastes of label boss Will Bankhead – further evidence of this can be found on the label’s regular NTS show.

Step forward André Abel and Joana da Conceição, the Portuguese duo behind the long-running experimental act Tropa Macaca who had a brush with the alt-mainstream a few years ago in the shape of the Ectoplasma single for Daniel Lopatin’s Software label. Seemingly absent since their 2013 LP, Praga De Urubu Só Pega Em Cavalo Magro, Abel and da Conceição have been coaxed into appearing on The Trilogy Tapes with the four-track Vida which can be previewed in full below ahead of its release in June. Given the tone of Vida, it should come as no surprise that Tropa Macaca are also set to perform at the upcoming Meakusma festival – more about that here.

The Trilogy Tapes will release Vida by Tropa Macaca in early June.


A1. Igual A Si
A2. Pelos Olhos De Osíris
B1. Arestas Do Tempo
B2. Sol A Nascer

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Header photo by Sara Rafael

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