Lampreda (aka Simone Vassallo) and Tonto (aka Francesco Zedde), two percussionists/producers/noisers based in Italy, have been active for over a decade in the European underground circuit. Such a two-headed creature is collectively known as Lampredonto.
The duo’s creative process implies improvising in the studio, with a setup reduced to a minimum: two percussion kits played live, with no click track or overdubs, and a dash of real-time electronics. Songs are then edited and arranged by cut-and-paste. Being extremely physical, Lampredonto’s music speaks primarily to the body. After having devoured and digested traditional rhythms from all over the world, the duo spits them out blended into a noisy, industrial esperanto that is meant to crush every dancefloor.