Hobbies and interests:
- Logic Pro
My main musical endeavor is Alles Club, a transatlantic beach-shoegaze-tropical-post-rock collective. The creative drive revolves around Mr Lopes who coordinates the work between the rainy town of Juiz de Fora (Minas Gerais, Brazil) and the icy mountain winds of Bern (Switzerland).
The project started in 2013 when I started to produce some lost material composed in 1999. This became the first release of Alles Club (the EP "1999"). With Nina Hübscher and I moving to Brazil in 2015, we recruited Fred Mendes (duplodeck) and Ruan Lustosa (Basement Tracks) for live concerts and recording of the band’s first long-play, Décollage (Pug Records, 2018). The project increasingly took shape of a band, with Pedro Baapz and Stéphanie Fernandes (Papisa, Andre Meideiros Lanches) joining. A live version, Décollage Live (2019) followed. We released the album Emballage (Independent, 2021), with post-rock/shoegaze versions of songs by Erik Satie, Cocteau Twins, Beach House, Guns'n'Roses and Suzanne Vega.
Alles Club’s tracks "are often labyrinthine in their guitar theatricality and possess a heart reinforced with the shoegaze echoes of bands like Slowdive and Ride (...) with the brass, electric guitars, bass and percussion rolling down your spine and fully integrating themselves into (...) some fairly unorthodox pop-centric foundations" (The Southern Sounding, 2018).
Recommended for fans of melancholic daydreaming music with loud guitars, such as Mogwai, Slowdive, Sigur Rós, Yo La Tengo and Clube da Esquina.