Formed in 2005, Arco Duo with Daniel Godesh (guitar and vocals) and Fábio Pin (drums and vocal) was born out of the dissidence of the progressive-influenced group Arcomancia, where Daniel used to play acoustic steel guitars and Fábio Pin fended for himself with an instrument he called something like Keyboardrum, made up with parts of (that´s right) drums and keyboards. Other instruments like saxophone, flute and trombone were also used in their various lineups. In their new trajectory, the pair with Daniel on guitars and vocals and Fábio on drums and vocals have formed Arco Duo, which wrote and arranged a new repertoire full of sci-fi themes, based on their more direct influences: David Bowie, The Who, Pink Floyd and the Brazilian Secos & Molhados, and Rita Lee (of Mutantes fame). In their first CD ¨In Space Rock¨, recorded at studio Banda Sonora in São Paulo, the duo gives us their 70s-influenced musical concept, although they depict a future as a form of expanding today's sentiments. The idea of performing live in the studio with no overdubs, in order to preserve Duo's energy was given by producers Eduardo Santos and Gabriel Xavier, who also knew how to explore the sounds, creating an arrangement full of dynamics and energy. Fabio Golfetti, from the psychedelic group Violeta de Outono, guests on four tracks with ¨space¨ effects on guitars and maestro Ruriá Duprat (nephew of Tropicália maetro Rogerio Duprat), a musician of international fame, gives his piano touch on three songs. The CD's concept and futurist atmosphere also extend to the lyrics, with themes which go from solitude to urban neurosis, a trait of big pressure and safeless urban centres, and by the way, there is a cover version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity". Arco Duo have been drawing the attention of young audiences and also famous Brazilian musicians such as Luiz Bueno from Duofel and maestro Ruriá Duprat himself.
1. At 7 2. Just In Case 3. Surfly 4. Psycho-guard 5. City Scape 6. The Journey 7. Shock 8. USA 9. Space Oddity 10. VC Temn Forme 11. Resumo Da Opera