Slap Guru (70’s psych hard rock band) are going to release their second album Diagrams of Pagan Life (out 10/18 on the Swiss label Sixteentimes Music), available on vinyl, CD and digital.
Slap Guru was created with the assumption that music can become a liberating expedient. Just as the ancient Zen masters, who sometimes resorted with harsh methods to reach the Satori (even slapping the apprentice), Slap Guru tries to shake the bowels of the listener through the rock language. Slap Guru started to play together in February 2015 as the result of a long process of musical collaborations between the various members of the band. Valerio Willy Goattin (guitar and vocals) and Alberto Martin Valmorisco (guitar) have shared the same stage for many years, until their feet were able to take them.
A curious thing is that the germinal idea of forming a Hard Psych band was born after having jammed in a Nepalese local in Kathmandu with other local musicians. After a lot of improvisations on the classic rock of the seventies, experiencing directly the unleashed energy as a possible positive bond between people from different parts of the world, they realized that this was what they always looked for in their travels. Jose Medina Portero (drums) and Javier Burgos Labeaga (bass) had already formed several musical projects with Alberto in Madrid and together they have always shared the same concept of music. So when Willy was finally able to stop in Madrid for one year, Slap Guru materialized spontaneously.
In less than three months the band debuted on the stage and went immediately to record in the HeadRoom Studios (Madrid) his first work, Cosmic Hill. Andromeda Relix released it in 2016, and re-edited it in January 2017 on a Vinyl format, including 2 extra tracks. Since then Slap Guru has played concerts in Spain and Italy, sharing the stage with important bands of the psych-rock scene like Siena Root and Sons of Morpheus. Now Slap Guru have just finish to record their second L.P. Diagrams of Pagan Life that will be released in October 2018 for the Swiss label Sixteentimes Music and that will be promoted with a middle european tour in Autumn.
BUY: Diagrams of Pagan Life (Coming Soon)