Hugo Race, formerly of The Wreckery and the Bad Seeds and now an internationally based producer, performer and writer, delivers intense sonic soundscapes that merge folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock. Originally from the 1980’s Melbourne post-punk music scene Hugo’s eclectic collaborations and bands are spread over several continents. Hugo’s new book Road Series, a kind of memoir, describes his musical journey over three decades.
Hugo’s new album (in duo with Michelangelo Russo from the True Spirit) is ‘John Lee Hooker’s World Today’, a dark-blues-ambient-techno tribute to the great bluesman,
Release date May 19th, 2017, on Glitterhouse Records, Gusstaff Records and MGM Australia
The True Spirit – since 1989, 14 albums of ‘trance industrial blues’; the new album ’The Spirit’ on Glitterhouse Records (2015) is the band’s most successful release to date. The Spirit was followed by the 10” EP ‘False Idols”, also on Glitterhouse.
Hugo Race Fatalists, a collaboration with Italian soundscape band Sacri Cuori, their recent album ’24 Hours to Nowhere’ was released to global acclaim by Glitterhouse Records in 2016 followed by 2 trans-European tours.
Dirtmusic, Hugo Race with American songwriter and producer Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts). Following the 3 albums recorded in Mali Africa, Dirtmusic have established a global reputation as intrepid musical adventurers. Their 5th album, recorded in Istanbul Turkey with Murat Ertel from legendary Turkish psyche band Baba Zula, will be released on Glitterbeat Records in January 2018.
Long Distance Operators (LDO), a collaboration with Belgian artist Catherine Graindorge, the album was released by Belgian electronic avant-garde label Sub Rosa in March, 2017
Hugo recently finished producing the soundtrack for the Australian artist and director George Gittoes new film ‘Snow Monkey’, currently on the world festival circuit.