Brutus Begins is a project by Canadian psych-folk artist Ricardo Temporao. The Hamilton-based musician resamples and processes elements of nature, acoustic instruments, and synthesizers to create a sonic landscape that blurs the lines between the real and the reconstructed. Songwriting and storytelling remain the heart of a world that mirrors our own – commenting on our vices, ambitions, and ultimately our evolution.
Brutus Begins released “Uncanny Valley” to critical praise. It’s been described as “…a juggernaut of a debut”, “phenomenal”, “as addicting and inviting as a soma hit” and “…one of the most compelling and high-quality debuts we’ve heard in a decade”.
Canadian psych-folk project Brutus Begins teases their upcoming album release with 2 new tracks. “The Nothing Here” and “Feed Me a Heart”. The music video for “The Nothing Here” is being featured in the Memphis Film and Video Festival. They’ll follow up a southwestern Ontario shows with a month-long residency at Toronto’s Painted Lady in April of 2019.
“The Nothing Here” was featured on Global News and called an “undiscovered gem” by radio personality Alan Cross. “Feed Me a Heart” is furthering Brutus Begins’ reputation for melodic songwriting enhanced with original samples and vivid arrangements.