Quasiviri

2006
Milano, Italy

Two italians and a canadian, Quasiviri are a trio that formed in 2006 in Milan, Italy, made up of Chet Martino on eight string bass, Roberto Rizzo on synth and André Arraiz-Rivas on drums.
Chet currently plays in the folk-soundtrack band Ronin and was also part of the math-rock project Pin Pin Sugar, Roberto has played for the last ten years in the freak-rock band R.U.N.I. , André, before moving to Milan, was a part of the contemporary jazz scene in Toronto. Apart from leading his own quintet, he was part of the Breaking Sounds project led by Robert Piilonen. He currently plays with Satan Is My Brother and his quartet Mondongo .

Quasiviri debut album The Mutant Affair was released in 2009, subsequent Freak of Nature came out in April 2012.

In 2014 the end of the trilogy: it's Super Human

Super Human

wal164
February, 2014
CD
11 tracks
54 minutes

Super Human is an ode to the human condition.
It also incites fellow humans to recognize this condition in the hopes that this awareness will be bring a greater sense of peace and fulfilment.

Songs like No One to Blame, Sweet Deconstruction and Smudge Life celebrate the contradictory nature of our existence, where as The Perennial Pose, Thoughts Vs Feelings, and Sound Is Now! give a sense of revelation, of unmasking, and of surrender.
Ultimately, it is the idea of ourselves, our Super Human act, that makes us who we are.

Freak of Nature

wal153
April, 2012
12inch LP
4 tracks
21 minutes

Quasiviri are back after the musch acclaimed The Mutant Affair. Pieces of Ronin, R.U.N.I., Pin Pin Sugar, Mondongo, Satan Is My Brother turned into an epic distorted anthemic synthetic whatever.

Eight string bass, synth, drums and three voices singing along.
Limited edition of 300 numbered 12″ black vinyl records with hand silkscreened cover. Or free downlaod here: quasiviri.bandcamp.com

The Mutant Affair

wal118
June, 2009
CD
8 tracks
47 minutes

Coreleased by Wallace Records and Megaplomb in June 2009, here’s the space anthems album made by the epic trio, featuring members from R.U.N.I., Ronin, Pin Pin Sugar e Mondongo, playing synth, 8 string bass, drums and big vocals.

The material on The Mutant Affair, Quasiviri‘s first album, was recorded at Specktrum Studios in Zeccone, near Pavia, and was mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi in Milan.