Memórias dissonantes de paisagens arrítmicas is a record about resilience. Produced between 2016 and 2019 by Mario Engelter at the stunning Studio K61, in Berlin, the album took three long years to be recorded, mixed and mastered. Finally released by VIC NIC in 2022, such enterprise also required the participation of two guitarists, a saxophone player, a vibraphone player and… seven drummers.
Having moved to Berlin in 2013, Musgo’s return to Portugal in 2019 remarkably witnessed the reenlistment of the band’s original drummer from 2007, Miguel Sampaio, who currently plays a central role in this two-piece ensemble, together with Tiago Margaça on bass.
Like a painter with a brush, Musgos explores the utterly plastic character of sound to sketch out the experimental landscapes that define the band’s debut studio album. Mostly inhabited by post-prog-rock and art-punk-jazz elements, which are often complemented by otherworldly Super8 visuals, these soundscapes are likely to allow for singularly abstract impressions, wide open to the interpretation of the most imaginative listeners.