“After many years of contribution for other artists’ work with his talent as a drummer, percussionist, programmer and producer, Guilherme Kastrup finally presents us his first authorial work, instrumental with a trace of song, experimental, but with a flavour of pop, music for open ears.”
“Kastrupismo”, nickname for his musical language, named by Tom Zé, is the title of the Guilherme Kastrup’s first CD, released in 2013. It was considered to be among the best 2013’s Brazilian releases and guaranteed prolific international radio airplay. With this record the Brazilian artist feels complete, for being able to present his own art of “constructing’” music. It starts and ends with a creation method he calls “audio recycling” – taking advantage of the manipulation and collage of sounds and ideas originally recorded for other musical products. A musical journey that mixes jazz, samba, electronic, dance, Brazilian traditional rhythms, rock and pop.
Recently known as the musical director and producer of Elza Soares brilliant album, “The Woman at the End of the World”, as a musician Guilherme Kastrup plays with several other artists such as Zé Miguel Wisnik, Adriana Calcanhoto, Vanessa da Mata, Chico César, Arnaldo Antunes, among others.
Kastrup is about to present in October 2018 his new album: “Ponto de Mutação”, inspired by the systemic vision present in the book with the same name by Fritjof Capra. The work was created in a collaborative way with artists representing the contemporary Brazilian music scene such as Alessandra Leão, Kiko Dinucci, Elza Soares, Swami Jr., Ná Ozetti, Bixiga 70, among many others.
“A elegância das combinações instrumentais, a sofisticação rítmica, a liberdade no cruzamento de géneros e a riqueza de detalhes farão deste concerto um dos mais interessantes desta edição do Raízes.”
Orlando Drumond in Diário de Notícias (PT)
“Kastrupismo – Podia até ser considerado um verbo. Porque é fácil de ser conjugado. É simples, humano e natural. Como se aquela percussão toda fosse o baticum do nosso coração que vai ressoando junto com a música. Mesmo ritmo, mesma toada. Traz uma dose meio ancestral, como se tudo fosse de um tempo passado em que não vivemos, mas nos lembramos. Sim, é isso. É o que melodia nos faz sentir.”
Dayana Pinto in Jardim elétrico, Brasil