Léo Lago

Léo Lago

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Unique - Avant garde | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Member Since: 2012
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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"Brazilian Frank Zappa on acid"

There are no rules, limits or labels for the music I make and so it is hard to define my style. My approach where nothing is forbidden is often compared to Frank Zappa and Tom Zé, which are two major influences for me, along with others like the Beatles, Brian Wilson, Mutantes, Raul Seixas, Jorge Ben and Ramones.

I create my music alone, recording the voices, programming instruments, playing (or trying to) guitars and bass, messing with what I got in my hands and mixing all in a melting pot of influences and effects.

"Drugs can't do this - obviously you were born this way!"

The desire to create has always been with me, but the first real step was a band called Selvagens (Wild Ones) that I created with my brother Leandro in 1997. The largest influence on the sound was the punk of the Ramones, but the first experiments appeared on songs like "Nowhere to Go" and "Gato morto". After one album (Punkixe), an EP (Lucas 12:49, which received a positi