“Plasticine takes you on a journey of exploring the globe through sound.
They expand your horizons”
Fulvia Almeida, Artistic Director at ArQuente
Plasticine is a fusion/world music band that defies sonic boundaries. They transgress genres by combining progressive rock, funk, jazz, and soul elements and cross geographical borders by injecting afro-beats, latin & oriental influences into their sound. Their melodies are accessible to a wide range of audiences with varying music tastes. What they do is “weave a global musical tapestry”, as they like to say.
The band formed in 2018 and despite a two-year break caused by the global pandemic, they nevertheless accomplished several important milestones while performing throughout Portugal. They were nominated for the Best Instrumental performance and People’s Choice at IPMA Awards 2021, won the Marginália Battle of the Bands in 2019, and were selected for a Showcase in South Music’s first edition.
Recently, they came out with a new song about the climate crisis in collaboration with João Frade, Sickonce, and Perigo Público.
In september “The Most Beautiful Skies” is released an album about resilience and the calm after the storm, about the feeling when we look at the sky and it seems the most beautiful one we have ever seen because we accomplished something.
“The whole album is instrumental, except for the first and the last songs which have sung parts: the first theme is about taking ownership of your own destiny and the last one is about taking ownership of all of our destinies since it talks about climate change, the most pressing challenge we’re facing as humanity” – João Faísca, Plasticine’s composer and guitar player.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SKIES