Wednesday, December 22, 2010

HUGO RACE FATALISTS AUSTRALIAN RELEASE AND TOUR DATES

H U G O R A C E

F A T A L I S T S

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE ON OTHER TONGUES, FEBRUARY 2011

PREMIER ARTISTS PRESENTS
HUGO RACE FATALISTS ALBUM LAUNCH


THURS 9th MARCH
THE BASEMENT, SYDNEY

SPECIAL GUEST: CELERY

BOX OFFICE: [02] 9251 2797
WWW.MOSHTIX.COM.AU


THURS 24TH FEB
NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE

SPECIAL GUESTS: CELERY and DOT MATRIX

BOX OFFICE: [03] 9486 1677
WWW.NORTHCOTESOCIALCLUB.COM

www.myspace.com/hugorace

FOUR STAR REVIEW IN UNCUT (UK) FEBRUARY 2011

Hugo Race's new solo album Fatalists is raw, moody and lyrically driven.
Recorded in Italy, guitarist Antonio Gramentieri (Sacri Cuori, Delavega),
Arizonan violinist Vicky Brown (Desoto Caucus, Lilium), percussionist Diego
Sapignoli (Sacri Cuori, Delavega), and Dutch bassist Erik Van Loo (Willard
Grant Conspiracy) create an acoustic, melodic sound that casts Hugo's
songwriting and voice in a whole new light.

"We all met up in an old villa in rural Italy on a cold autumn day. I'd just finished a month
on tour with the True Spirit and in the tour's closing stages had come down with
pneumonia. Because most of the songs I had for Fatalists were about death, this seemed a
fitting background, and for the duration of the recording sessions I was laid-up with a
fever in a room adjacent to the studio. I could hear the band tracking my songs but
couldn't participate. So the sessions were really produced by Antonio and the other
Fatalists, and they gave the songs a different slant. Having self-produced my recordings for
a very long time I thought that here was a chance to step back and let a whole new album
materialize, if I could just trust in the process. Cal and Andy mixed the album at the Mill
studio on a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean where the wind blows in off the grey
water with a cold metallic edge. There are few neighbours, and like the Cosabeat studio in
the Romagna, a sense of nature and desolation and human insignificance predominates. I
never planned to make this record, it just kind of happened - hence the title Fatalists -
because often fate has other plans for us..."