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Victrola Tinnitus

Victrola Tinnitus

Victrola Tinnitus


By 2005 the band Victrola Tinnitus was born. It was founded by: Jorge Camacho, guitar and vocals; Arturo Carrion, guitar; Elias Martinez, bajo; and Ariel Roman, drums. Victrola Tinnitus was a punk rock band in its infancy. By 2006 Victrola Tinnitus joined the ever increasing Indie movement of Puerto Rico, becoming part of a scene where bands like Cronica Am, Los Pasillos, Somvazio, Radiola, Davila 666 and Molina helped give color to the boring metal scene that had dominated Puerto Rico's music front in the past. Read more on Last.fm
By 2005 the band Victrola Tinnitus was born. It was founded by: Jorge Camacho, guitar and vocals; Arturo Carrion, guitar; Elias Martinez, bajo; and Ariel Roman, drums. Victrola Tinnitus was a punk rock band in its infancy. By 2006 Victrola Tinnitus joined the ever increasing Indie movement of Puerto Rico, becoming part of a scene where bands like Cronica Am, Los Pasillos, Somvazio, Radiola, Davila 666 and Molina helped give color to the boring metal scene that had dominated Puerto Rico's music front in the past.

Victrola Tinnitus began to atract attention around 2007, playing frequently in local underground pubs and cafes like La Flaka Club, Nuyorican Cafe, Taller Ce, El Viddy, El Sitio and Baro's Cafe. Around the same time they released there debut album called FloraMecanica. The CD Release took place in Show Time where copies where sold. From this album, Paradisus Surreal became a hit atracting a dance crowd never seen before in Puerto Rico's music scene.

After the sucess of the FloraMecanica CD Release, Victrola Tinnitus took some time off to create new material and experiment with different beats. It was around this time that the band started to concentrate more on dance rythms combined with rock, which was there founding sound. The Paradisus Surreal phenomenon atracted many people who just wanted to dance, the bands evolution was thus. The bands ever increasing popularity led them to play in the Tito Puente Anfitheatre with renowned international bands like Jumbo, Circo and Cherry Clan.

Because of Ariel Roman's quickly deteriorating health, the rest of the band decided to create music using drum machines, it was at this time that "Victrola y la Maquina" (Victrola and the Machine) was born, a kind of side project which not lasted very long. Under this name they played many of the first Indie Rock Tour shows in Puerto Rico. After Ariel's health became even more deteriorated, another drummer was called in to finish the tour with the rest of the band. He was called Robert Roman, originally Tempera's drummer.

Under the name Victrola Tinnitus, they finished the Indie Rock Tour. After the tour, Ariel died of cancer, Elias and Robert went there own separate ways, and Jorge and Arturo where left to carry on Victrola's legacy. Starting 2008, the band decides to continue making music, this time as an electronic trio. The band is now: Jorge Camacho, synths and piano; Arturo Carrion, guitars; and Servando Echandia, Molina's original guitarist, playing base.

Influenced by the unknown underground dance movement in Old San Juan, they plunged into Dance and Disco music. The band recently finished recording there second album titled Discosida. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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