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Rico is a self-produced artist from Glasgow, Scotland. His music spans a variety of styles from electro punk to industrial sounding grooves. His 1999 debut album 'Sanctuary Medicines' earned him much critical acclaim in the U.K. and across Europe. He has collaborated with several artists including trip-hop legend 'Tricky' and electro godfather 'Gary Numan'. In 2003, the 'Numan vs Rico' release 'Crazier' reached no.13 in the UK single chart with the video holding the No.1 position on Kerrang TV for four weeks. Alternative versions of these collaborations are featured on Rico's current album, 'Violent Silences'. The album also has a powerful, electro re-working of the Talking Heads classic 'Psycho Killer'.
In addition to headlining four UK tours Rico has played festival dates which have included Glastonbury, Roskilde, T in the Park, Reading, Leeds, Germany's Hurricane and Southside and the Libra festival in Austria. Support slots include Gary Numan, Live, The Fall and Therapy? Single releases include the 'Float' E.P. co-produced by DFA's Tim Goldsworthy. His work has also appeared on soundtracks to Hollywood movies including 'The Hole' and 'Nasty Neighbours' in addition to many credible TV shows.
The Doghouse in Glasgow is home to Manufractured Records and most of his production works. The studio has seen both established and local bands perched behind the mixing console.
The new live line-up have recently finished a U.K. alternative club tour. Rico is currently in the studio working on new material.
|Year||Album Title||Record Lable|
|1999||Sanctuary Medicines||Chrysalis Records Ltd.|
|2004||Violent Silences||Manufractured Records|
'The bastard child of Tom Waits and Kurt Cobain' - Q magazine
'A one-man nihilistic sound terrorist' - Kerrang
'Electronic genius with punk rock attitude' - RockSound
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