Stöma is on a quest for new sounds and emotions.
Stöma gigs are always intense and vibrant, balancing on the edge of improvisation.
Drummer Wouter van Wijk, bassplayer vocalist Bruno Xavier Ferro da Silva and turntablist eNi-LesS are well known musicians in the alternative scene here in Rotterdam/Holland. Bruno and Wouter played in Doodoo's Coffee which is quite a big name over here. (cd Choosen Boundaries 2002). DDC is back in full action again after a break up which lasted three years. During that time Stöma was formed. Bruno liked to refer to Stöma as the colostomy bag Wouter and Bruno needed to get all the shit out they bottled up after DooDoo’s Coffee split up.
Aside from DDC they both play in The Must which is the back up band for famous keyboard wizard Harry Merry. Furthermore Bruno plays in various projects like Bruno&Robin (with Belgian drummer Robin Schaeverbeeke - (new earth group)), Dr.Schnitt, Grillig and the Danish WEGO projects.
Beside his solo career, eNi-LeSs founded a production team Redrum Squad, Redrum Recordz an independent recordlabel, featured at many performances of well known groups and innovates in organising a large festival. The National Phonographic Festival focusses on all perspectives of the turntable, including many performances by famous international producers and turntablists, dj workshops, art and lectures that has created an enormous success. This festival made a large audience get in contact with the turntable as being a real musical instrument for the first time. During his busy schedule, eNi-LeSs releases several cd’s and vinyls, produces for a lot for international artists, does a lot of t.v. appearances and now performs woldwide.
Stöma made a big impression on audiences around Holland, f.i. playing as opening act for Tricky at The Nighttown club and during the popronde (Hollands equivalent to Loolapalooza), Metropolis and on the Noorderslag side festival in Groningen. We’ve seen them putting young punkrockers and older Tricky fans alike into a frenzy at their gigs.
The music is intense, psychedelic, dynamic and with diverse influences such as:
Stravinsky, Stooges, Public Enemy, DJ Disk, Autechre, Minutemen, John Coltrane, Butthole surfers, Steve Reich, Hendrix, Ruins, Nels Cline, Captain Beefhart, Sonic Youth, Primus, Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, Eric Dolphy, RHCP, John Zorn, King Crimson, Squarepusher, Arab on Radar, Mark Dresser, Gregg Bendian, Cheech Wizard, Harry Merry, Mya Masaoka, Tool.....etc....
Stöma recorded their first untitled full length album back in 2002 as a duo. Eni-less joined in 2005. Together they recorded their official second album after releasing a single called Nik Nok which will not be featured on the new album. The Nik Nok 7”was released in march 2007.
The new full length cd was recorded late 2007/early 2008 and was released in april 2008. The title is BOE!
For gigs, concerts etc. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31(0)10-4674245
Wouter van Wijk: Drums: afgestudeerd als drummer op Conservatorium Rotterdam, tevens lid impro band Ensemble Residu, Clayborn, Harry Merry and the must.
Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva: Bass/stem: Ensemble Residu, BxR (impro.duo bass/drums), Harry Merry and The must, en solo act.
De muziek is zeer dynamisch, opgefokt, psychedelisch en meeslepend met invloeden uit elk denkbare hoek:
Stravinsky, Stooges, Autechre, Hendrix, John Coltrane, Butthole Surfers, King Krimson,
Jane’s addiction, Nels Cline, Primus, Captain Beefhart, Steve Reich, Mike Patton, Ruins,
Sonic Youth, Tool, Eric Dolphy, Mike Watt, RHCP, Cheech Wizard, Harry Merry.....etc
Optredens balanceren op de rand van performancearts en chaos:
O.a.: Voorprogramma Tricky in Nighttown, Waterfront-R’dam, Metropolis, popronde, tournee door Rusland etc…….
Website: www.stoma.tocado.com www.myspace.com/st0ma
Stöma –full length CD 2004 Tocado-records (toc 0032)
Nik Nok – 7” vinyl 2007 Tocado-records (toc 0050)
Boe! - Full length cd 2008 Tocado-records (toc 0056)