Release Date 02/19/2021
Vákoum is an experimental pop duo founded in NYC in 2014 by instrumentalists, composers and producers, Natalia Padilla and Kelli Rudick. Their humble 20 year foundation of virtuosic guitar playing and multi effect processing and synthesis, brought them together at “The End” —Greenpoint’s hub for creatives in Brooklyn during a guitar clinic. Since then their craft has evolved through subconscious intuition, creating a sonic mirror that redefines a system of music as an emotive dialogue that was written for each other and accentuated by each other, instilling a deeper connection to self and a shared relationship.
The duo’s wide palette of rhythmic, textural and tonal complexity delivers an anxious beauty of mood swings that shape a profound mindset. The unexpected transitions described through carefully selected sonic processing are met with effected guitars, a blend of strong acoustic and original electronic drum beats complete with a touch of Bulgarian - inspired vocal lines.
Inspired by bands like Cocteau-Twins, the Legendary Pink Dots, Bjork, Dead Can Dance, Massive Attack and Blonde Redhead, Vákoum’s unconventional approach to composition delivers a tacit-like experience spanning everything from global & personal angst to existential wonder and the love for the human connection through music.
The duo released a special edition of their debut EP, Home For Home in 2017 shortly after joining in support of The Album Leaf’s west coast tour. Vákoum is scheduled to release their full length album Linchpin in 2021.