Downbeat, Trip-hop, IDM, Neo-Soul, Bass Music, Dubstep, Jazz – these are all insufficient terms if you want to describe the sound of Aramboa. The real essence of the musical style, the Austrian producer Moritz Scharf and vocalist Elena Shirin want to create, is the fusion of these characteristic elements. Energetic and complex beats build the foundation for hypnotic and expressive harmonies of analogic and synthetic instruments, which circulate around the subtle but still powerful performance of the vocal tracks. In spite of sounding more electronics on the first studio-album, Aramboa`s live-performance is substantially driven by keyboard, guitar, trumpet and the acoustic colors of live-bassoon.
You might have heard some of their tracks under the name Black Lotus Experiment already, which was the former name of this project. Even without releasing a record so far Aramboa already gained a big fanbase through several Live-shows,– over 1000 likes on facebook for a new Viennese music project is a clear language, even though their sound pushes the boundaries of what we know as pop music.
So far Aramboa played at Waves Festival, Tallinn Music Week, Donaukanaltreiben, Fluc, Cafè Leopold, Grelle Forelle, Stadtwerkstadt Linz, WUK, Jazz: it, Arge Salzburg, Madhou5e Linz, Brimbamborium Festival in Munich and a lot more venues. One of their earlier releases as Black Lotus Experiments counts the track „YRSLF“, a free download on FatKidOnFire a London-based Bassmusic-Blog, which quickly reached over 10 000 listeners. Now Aramboa has big plans for releasing a 10-Track-Album „Mereon Matrix“ on Slovakia`s Gergaz Records in April 2017.