“Ricarda Cometa is playing music that is as visceral as a punch to the gut, twisting and breaking all sorts of rhythms from Latin America in an avant-garde way that sets them far apart from the current generation of re appropriators of such traditions, whether they come from the ‘punk’ milieu or the electronic scene. Improvisation is the key here, damaging all the commonplace elements into something new and harder-hitting, freeing them violently into a wilderness of noise and lo-fi production, de-colonizing them into a dance-party savage with color and deformed shapes.” – David Murrieta, A Closer Listen
Ricarda Cometa (Tatiana Heuman / Jorge Espinal) is a mixed Argentine-Peruvian duo playing since 2009 (formerly a trio prior to 2017). Percussive sounding guitar lines zigzag, intersect, and intertwine with some fiery and precise drums. Influenced by no-wave, math rock, african / latin, and asian ritual music they are always exploring and expanding through improvisation the sounds that inhabit the verge of rhythm and noise.
2017 was a busy year for Ricarda Cometa, marking their first outing as a duo, as well as their first European tour in June/July visiting Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia. As the new format grew stronger the music turned increasingly dynamic and visceral, and in September 2017 Ricarda Cometa went back to the studio to record Ricarda Cometa 2, slated for release in summer 2018 via Nefarious Industries.