In the beginning of the millennia, the audio technology was revolutionized in a way similar to the 80's in regards to the rise of the digital world.
Born in 1985, Cirion Barboza lived in a small Brazilian city called Canoas during his childhood. Having limited access to music classes, Cirion found his musical calling in the most traditional way: learning from his father. Keyboards, guitars and accordions were always there when needed.
Ulisses Righi was born in 1988, in the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in a relatively cosmopolitan family. Technology was not only seen as a tool, but as a hobby and a lifestyle. Even though having very limited access to musical instruments during his childhood, by age twelve Ulisses was already sequencing MIDI files and starting to learn about music prodution.
Both met by chance, started being friends and, why not? – formed an alternative rock band. The comes and goes that middle-class Brazilian teenagers can experience living the "musician lifestyle concept" naturally brought new ideas and, with them, new technologies.
In the beginning of the 2000’s, the world was going through the definitive moment that brought tons of analog hard synths to the 0’s and 1’s language. It was the era of the virtual synthesizers. While dozens of people argued about the authenticity of such technology, others just saw that as an opportunity unachievable otherwise: the electronic music.
It was already 2005 when the decision was made: Euphorbia. Two minds exchanging ideas. The change of interface was evident: there would be no rehearsals, no meetings, no discussions. Just creation, dynamism and technology. The internet enabled a musical project that existed 24 hours a day, from home studio to home studio, cutting down on costs and never-ending studio sessions.
However, as anything that has a beginning, there was no easy access to teachers or training; free, online tutorial videos such as the thousands we have today would take years to show up. That was one of the most important factors for how Euphorbia was born: through trial and error and happy accidents. Audio and computer resources were still expensive, being an obstacle to overwhelm. As the years went by, tools evolved in such a way that they became universally accessible, allowing a whole studio to fit inside a bag. That is how Euphorbia thrived.
Euphorbia is about Dialectic, about invisible signals, survival of the fittest and the fear of the unknown. Euphorbia is about allowing the body to express itself without any bounds, while still in a world of fetters and failure. Euphorbia is about breathing the air with no filters. Euphorbia is about having no devotion.
Cirion Barboza is also the founder of [maschine], an electro-project.