Truño Gourmet (and their manifesto)

Artist: Truño gourmet
Title: –
Keywords: 100% improvised cubist rock

Sometimes our ‘guests’ are more real than fiction! Just read along this lovely self description of a band that clearly has a high level of self awareness going on.. just this is pretty epic enough to just be featured as it is, really…

*Hi, we’re TRUÑO Gourmet, 100% improvised cubist rock from Munich and London (originally from Venezuela and Spain).*

Hi! I like how confused you sound! Nice to have you hear in our waiting room.. tell us more please! You come across as a group of friends we could befriend with! Please continue to introduce yourself..

*Basically we never practice or tune our instruments. There’s no point, since rock is not a business anymore. Zero pay = zero quality.*

Well… I like to differ with this opinion but you know freedom of speech means I’ll keep my opinion to myself… but please do continue to express yourself!

*This is our youtube channel where we basically upload every single time we play a note (since it’s all improvised, all of them are different “songs”) https://www.youtube.com/user/trunogourmet/videos *

Cool! I’ll be happily decorating this public conversation with videos of these sessions. I’m already convinced that you are great fun. There is no need to say more really, I’m sold to your concept. To your attitude, your ideas etc… oh but feel free to tell more… why not? This is your spot! What’s on your chest?

*We performed before in international experimental music Festival LEM in Barcelona blah blah and other experimental music venues in Madrid, blah blah opening for Stearica during their “Oltre” tour and organising the 1st TruñoFest (featuring the band in different lineups: truño duo/coverband, truño trio quartet, and trunophonic orchestra, with 8 musicians improvising horrible music on the stage). *

Sounds like you have been pretty busy.. good on you! I must say that when you say ‘improvised horrible music’ I feel like saying that such remarks should be left to the professionals. It’s all a matter of perspective anyway. For one person shit is shit and to the other it’s a golden turd! Never undermine yourself or stab your fan base! 🙂

What else you had to say?

*Please find the truñophonic manifesto below. Hope you don’t like it. Kind Regards TRUÑO Gourmet. *

Well.. no need to be so pushy. We have a hard time beating our reputation that we like everything. So good luck with this manifesto of yours… hope we can indeed not like it so we can proof our own critics wrong! Alright, let’s show us the manifesto:

*Truñophonic Manifesto Friends of experimental stuff and booze in general: look no further, this is your band. Truño gourmet. The best worst band in the world. *

That sounds perfect to me! But please go on…

*Cubist Rock. Experimental progressive Grunge. Deconstructed Hardcore. Too punk for punks. Wild. Ugly. Mad. Ugly. Shabby. Ugly. Demolishing. Puzzling, why not. *

Yes, exactly why not! You have the right attitude.. besides legend says that in triple ugliness lays an unique beauty. What else?

*A one-way trip to the bottom of your intestines. Too free. Two drum-kits and half a guitar. Pure spectacle. Alive music, some days goes bad and others worse. Like life itself. Each song is unique, a moment that won’t happen again (you will be too drunk to remember…). *

I think great minds think alike. Would you mind if we use this manifesto for yeah I know it sucks? I mean for ourselves so we can show people what we are all about? We will just replace the bits of music styles with words about writing reviews and reporting but all other things seems pretty much corresponding with how things work around here too.. ? But please… please continue your manifesto:

*Each Truño Gourmet show is an exclusive experience, unique, unrepeatable, ephemeral, that will die in time, and won’t happen again, like a drunkenness. *

Yes. Trust me. We get it. Alcoholics united.

*If you were not there, you lost it forever. There’s no point in making another kind of music today. Truño Gourmet is rock & roll as it should be. It makes no sense to spend more than 70 euros on a guitar, it makes no sense today to record in a device more expensive than a camera. What for? 400 guys will arrive and download it for free, it doesn’t matter if you like it or not. *

People might put you down as crazy drunks but it has to be said these are wise words and massive proof of a great attitude!

*The agreement that existed in music has been broken. One of the parties has broken the contract, but the music world goes on as if nothing happened. *

Which agreement? Aren’t agreements the killers of relationships and music in general? Maybe the music world is simply suffering from the Korsakov syndrome? But please… please explain more:

*There are no big differences musicwise between pre and post digital music, including the music before and after internet “piracy”. Record companies no longer give a shit for any band. *

They never really did, or did they?

*The audience does not pay a cent for anything. We the musicians will not be the only morons that spend their money. We no longer owe anyone, at least not to the same extent as before. Now we have won the right to do what we want, which is exactly what everybody does at home or in their offices. And we TRUÑO Gourmet make an incontestable use and abuse of that right. *

I just have to say: Bravo! Bravo! I embrace you TRUÑO Gourmet and your attitude and realness. You don’t sound like crazy drunks at all!

*We won’t tune our instruments. We’ll rehearse if we feel like it, and we will do it drunk. *

I get ya! It’s a good state of mind to be in. Absolutely oblivious! Free and on the lose..

*No rehearsal before the show. *

Exactly! Why would anyone do that in the first place? Just get f*cked up and the rest will be on automatic pilot, right?

*We’ll play when we want and how we want. We’ll play the instruments we want. The songs will last what we want. We’ll sing if we feel like, and we’ll make up the lyrics. *

What can I say? I just want to applaud! I want to multiply myself and clap so loud that it sounds like an entire audience clapping like an standing ovation!

*Down with the structure. Moreover, rock & roll now has been unmasked. It has been revealed for what it always was: a product, and the alleged attitude around him was nothing but a marketing strategy. *

Are you talking about the sex pistols haha?

*The proof is in its evolution: at first it sold the “live fast and die young.” But the years went by and they didn’t die, so the motto changed: “old rockers never die.” And with this excuse the same four bands keep hogging all the market, drowning the incoming bands. *

Totally. The Rolling Stones will be performing sold out stadium shows while being wheeled around in wheelchairs by nursing nurses soon. Changing their diapers in break time in the back stage..

*On top of the grotesque, the crowd cheers this pathetic ruse, and pay whatever (even in times of crisis) to see some 60 year guys dressed as if they were 25 and jumping with a guitar. *

Haha so true! Crazy isn’t it? People are so strange!

*For all this, rock must be grotesque, as deformed as this. It must be horrid, ill-sounding, ugly, so that it reflects the current situation, as in the past it was supposed to be: a reflection of the youth of a situation that blah blah blah. *

I get ya & I think the entire team of yeah I know it sucks get ya! Your way of words is remarkable! How could anyone hate your manifesto when it’s so clear and truthful!

*Truño Gourmet is the only true rock & roll band alive. *

Amen to that!

*Listening to their music is like smelling a shit that smells good, a praise to the shabby and yet the sublime, if you do not like it it will be like saying that a 3-year-old can paint the Guernica . *

No need for us to say anything critical about it. That’s for sure! Glad we just did this other option of reacting to your words & decorating it with your videos. People can play them and judge them for themselves if they enjoy the realness or not.

*Truño gourmet. The music of the future, today. Death to the tuner! Long life €70 guitars! Freedom for rock & roll!*

Bless you Truño gourmet and may your journey be paved with plenty of booze and your livers be strong like steel!
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