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Intenso

Years Active 2009 - Present

Genre Experimental

Members Adam Ismail - Samples Tobias Anning - Drums Steve Elkins - Rhodes

Describe Your Sound

Underneath the electric clouds where chariots collide and filthy unknowable characters of the good book tangle hopelessly and mesh in the overlap; while stout, rawl doctors sharpen their instruments, they’re drawn shadows climbing the walls-

-intenso-draw blood once again in a relentless cascade of colours and textures that seem to warm up the insides like a good dose of illegal tender spiced rum, while jangling the nerves all at once. A rich weave of old world allegory holding hands with new world synthesis; there are truly baron landscapes here, where the silence between the sounds become sounds themselves…but there are thick wooded areas too, so thick and wild that they seem to nearly crush under their own weight. There are worm holes of pure sonic vision and moments of infantile levity; they all exist in this land like a kind of formic incarnation of the ‘uncertainty principle’; to study it too closely is to vanish completely.

Formation:
The band was initiated in 2009 when Steve Elkins approached Tobias Anning with the intention to form a duet based on improvising. With the intention of performing live with no preconceived composition or stylistic agenda. The duo commenced in this fashion for several months, playing and developing a stylistic premise. However they became aware that the sound was not complete. A third member was required. A sample-smith by the name of Adam Ismail was brought on board. His unique approach to his instrument introduced a new creative construct to the overall sound of intenso.

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Formation

The band was initiated in 2009 when Steve Elkins approached Tobias Anning with the intention to form a duet based on improvising. With the intention of performing live with no preconceived composition or stylistic agenda. The duo commenced in this fashion for several months, playing and developing a stylistic premise. However they became aware that the sound was not complete. A third member was required. A sample-smith by the name of Adam Ismail was brought on board. His unique approach to his instrument introduced a new creative construct to the overall sound of intenso.

Influences

Bathyscape Ruins The Drones Charles Bukowski Hunter S Thompson

Shared Bills With

TTOL

Career Highlights

Artrage Cinematic Scores 2014
Winner WAM SOTY Experimental Category 2015 "Earthquake"
8 nominations WAM SOTY Experimental
Debut Album "the milk, the butter and the Blood" 2015

Current Activity

We are currently in the process of putting the finishing touches on our second album "Migrant Migrant the 3rd";recorded, mixed and mastered over a year at Ron Pollard's (TTOL) studio in North Dandallup and considering how to make the album more readily available. We have also begun planning for our third album; a conceptual arrangement where we will be working closely with Ronan Charles at his studio in Mundaring.

Shared Members With

Tobias - Empty Cup, Fall Electric, Typhoons, The Claps Adam - The Claps, Red Cloud Steve - Futurist, The Kids, Air Ensemble, Beaverloop

Releases by Intenso

the milk, the butter and the blood

2015

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