Two parts Italian, one part Canadian: Quasiviri are a trio that formed in 2006 in Milan, Italy, comprised of Chet Martino on eight string bass, Roberto Rizzo on a micro korg synth and André Arraiz-Rivas on drums. Their music uses a mixture of math-metal and robotic calypso-kraut combined with anthemic vocals.
Their debut album “The Mutant Affair” was released in 2009 by Wallace Records and Megaplomb and the “Freak of Nature” EP came out in April 2012 with the label To Lose La Track joining Wallace Records and Megaplomb. Their albums are distributed in the USA by Stickfigure, in Italy by Audioglobe, in Europe by Mandai and Minority, in Japan by Disk Union.
Chet played bass for ten years in the folk-soundtrack band Ronin (led by Bruno Dorella, “Lemming” 2007 Ghost Records, “Vogliamo anche le rose” 2008 Warner/Rhino, “L’Ultimo Re” 2009 Ghost Records, “Fenice” 2012 Santeria), and was also part of the math-rock project Pin Pin Sugar (“Latex Duellos” 2003 Bar La Muerte/Megaplomb).
Roberto has played for the last ten years in the freak-rock band R.U.N.I. (“Il Cucchiaio Infernale” 2001 Wallace, “Ipercapnia in Capannone K” 2003 Wallace, “Fula Fula Fular” 2008 Wallace/Megaplomb, “RRRRUUUUNNNNIIII” 2010 Wallace/Bar La Muerte/Megaplomb).
André has played with the noise/dub/free jazz project Satan Is My Brother (“A Forest Dark” 2011 Boring Machines) and his jazz quartet Mondongo with Piero Bittolo Bon, Francesco Bigoni and Giacomo Papetti (“Transparent Skin” 2010 Megaplomb).