Cannibales & Vahinés

A sound that is liberated, selfevident and free from frills
September '15

Since its beginnings as a trio in 2005, the imagination, sensitivity and the dream-like images were the main sources of inspiration for Cannibales & Vahinés’ music. At first, his musical ambience often resulted in using sampled vocals. Since 2010 these vocals are taken care of by G.W. Sok, poet, singer, and frontman of the legendary group The Ex for almost 30 years. The voice that was tried and tested in every scent of punk and beyond, now allied itself to the unleashed instruments of the trio, giving rise to a singular sound full of contrast. Improvisation and individual creativity are balanced with melodic sequences, constructing a perfect platform for the poetry sung by Sok, his whispered complaints or his anger shouted out in the face of the world.

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After more than five years together, touring in France and in The Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium and after the release of two albums, the quartet have cultivated a tremendous artistic and relational kinship. Gradually, over time, they have fostered the emergence of a sound that is liberated, selfevident and free from frills. Their identity is a collage of rage and concision, libertarianism and restraint, anger, poetry and passion. ✪


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