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Edition #13
Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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“DKANDLE weaves swirling multi-colored vibrant unearthly soundscapes, blending fuzzy and reverberating Shoegaze textures, mesmerizing Dream Pop meditations, sludgy Grungey tones and moody Post-punk strains, heightened with soul-stirring lyricism and pensive emotive vocalizations”

After the success achieved on the dance floors between 1996/1997 with the single "METROPOLIS" and making his presence known with the powerful "ACID GENERATION" in 1999, GISMONTI releases his new single "SATISFACTION", already being played on dance floors. The single was produced in four versions: Rodrigues & Gonzalez Satisfactory Tribal Anthem, Mendez & Muniz Rhythm Vocal Mix Project, Tribal Anthem "The Piano Mix" and Demu Jive Mix. A lounge track entitled "WORDS" was included as a bonus track. Lovers of the style should check it out. Below is Gismonti's profile, exclusive to Tranzine!

TAGS: interview, music, electronic music, videos

NAME, PSEUDONYM, OR NICKNAME:
Gismonti

BIRTHDAY:
November 8

ZODIAC SIGN:
Scorpio

ASCENDANT:
A friend who is an astrologer once told me it was Leo. I believe it must be true. After turning 30, I've noticed typically Leonine behavior changes.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRODUCING ELECTRONIC MUSIC?
Since 1995.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
Resting, going to the theater, a show, the movies... normal stuff!

WHAT PLACES WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT?
I'm going to live in London, Madrid, and Barcelona for a while. These are the places I would like to visit now.

BEST PLACE YOU'VE EVER TRAVELED TO:
Honestly? Considering the whole context... a beach in Rio almost on the border with Sao Paulo called Trindade.

HAVE YOU EVER FALLEN IN LOVE?
About three times between adolescence and 25 years old.

BEACH OR COUNTRYSIDE:
Beach.

DAY OF THE WEEK:
Friday

DAY OR NIGHT:
Night

WINTER OR SUMMER:
Winter

SHOW, RAVE, OR CLUB:
Show

FAVORITE  MALE SINGERS:
Ed Mota (the best singer in Brazil) and George Michael

FAVORITE FEMALE SINGERS:
Madonna, Marisa Monte, Adriana Calcanhoto

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FAVORITE BANDS:
Depeche Mode, Massive Attack

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FAVORITE ACTOR:
Selton Melo

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FAVORITE ACTRESS:
Claudia Abreu

BEST MOVIES:
Blade Runner, Johnny Got His Gun, Dead Poets Society

FAVORITE BOOKS:
Cousin Bazilio (Eça de Queiroz), Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio)

GREATEST QUALITY:
Being fun, upbeat, always in a good mood

WORST FLAW:
Total lack of patience. I always asked God to give me patience until a friend told me I shouldn't do that because the more you ask God for patience, the more annoyances he gives you to exercise it. Since then, I've stayed quiet, hoping to become more patient.

BEST BRAZILIAN CITIES:
Rio de Janeiro (it has everything: beach, mountains, waterfalls, forests, morning, afternoon, night, cinema, theater, videos, books, shows, clubs without needing to pack a bag to enjoy any of these things), Curitiba, Porto Alegre, and Sao Paulo.

BEST TV CHANNELS:
Sony, Warner, Discovery Channel, and Canal Brasil. On open TV: Globo

BEST TV SHOWS:
Ally McBeal, Star Trek, Earth: Final Conflict, Friends, and the miniseries produced in Brazil by Globo studios (it's a shame they air so late)

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DO YOU LISTEN TO THE RADIO?
No way!!! Sorry!

HAVE YOU EVER SMOKED MARIJUANA?
I don't use drugs! I was born this way!

FOR OR AGAINST LEGALIZATION?
For, of course! I believe the government should provide drugs to everyone who wants to consume them. We could treat terminal addicts with a fifth of the money spent uselessly to fight trafficking, which would dismantle after legalization.

FAVORITE FOOD:
Chinese. Yummy! It's so good!

IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Helena P. Blavatsky

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?
Alcoholic: white wine. Non-alcoholic: I love Grapette.

FAVORITE SPORT:
I don't really like sports. I regularly practice dance and weightlifting, though.

DO YOU LIKE PORNOGRAPHY?
Oh dear! To answer this, I think I'll need to ask the audience for help.

ABORTION: FOR OR AGAINST?
For.

DO YOU PLAN TO HAVE CHILDREN? HOW MANY?
I rarely think about it, and often it doesn't even cross my mind.

FAVORITE COLOR:
Since I am very fair-skinned... Black, of course!

ANY MESSAGE:
These wonderful majors and their not-so-great products...

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EDIT 2024: Unfortunately

André Gismonti died in 2021.

Rest In Peace, my friend.

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