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NORMAL NADA THE KRAKMAXTER 'Tribal Progressive Heavy Metal'
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One of the most eccentric characters to emerge from Lisbon's musical underground, Teteu has operated under a variety of shadowy monikers including Qraqmaxter, CiclOFF, and Erre Mente. A gifted visual artist as well as a composer, he's known for developing a philosophical mythology with his drawings, mostly using a ballpoint pen to sketch out elaborate, anime-style projects. NORMAL NADA is Teteu's most enduring project, and a full eight years after the game-changing EP 'Transmutação Cerebral' he has finally assembled his long-awaited debut album. 'Tribal Progressive Heavy Metal' materializes into NADA's meta-kuduro multiverse, developed from his deep knowledge of African and Portuguese musical forms. Years ago, he was an established archivist and genre historian, sharing archival material, mixes and rips alongside his original tracks, and while his online presence has faded, his rate of production hasn't. His tracks are rooted in Angolan kuduro and tarraxinha structures, but NORMAL NADA uses this only as a starting point, poetically overlaying and superimposing elements from trap, bass music, heavy metal and ambient sources to tell a story that's personal and unique.