Hugo Race, formerly of The Wreckery and the Bad Seeds and now an internationally based producer, performer and writer, delivers intense sonic soundscapes that merge folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock. Originally from the 1980's Melbourne post-punk music scene, Hugo’s eclectic collaborations and bands are spread over several continents. Hugo’s new book 'Road Series' describes his musical journey over three decades.


The True Spirit - since 1989, 14 albums of ‘trance industrial blues’; the new album ’The Spirit’ on Glitterhouse Records is the band’s most successful release to date. The Spirit was followed by the 10” EP ‘False Idols”, also on Glitterhouse, in November 2015.

Hugo Race Fatalistsa collaboration with Italian soundscape band Sacri Cuori, have a new album ’24 Hours to Nowhere’ scheduled for release on Glitterhouse in 2016

Hugo recently finished producing the soundtrack for the George Gittoes film ‘Snow Monkey’, currently on the world festival circuit

Dirtmusic, with American songwriter and producer Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts). Their fourth album Lion City, recorded in Mali in 2012, released on Glitterbeat Records (Germany), March 26, 2014. 

Sepiatone with Italian singer songwriter Marta Collica, their third album Echoes On released by Interbang Records (Italy) in November 2013.

Long Distance Operators (LDO) a collaboration with Belgian artist Catherine Graindorge, premiered at the Botanique, Brussels, May 16th 2014. An album is in the pipeline…

Other collaborations include the ‘Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project’, Malian desert blues legend Samba Toure’s album ‘Albala’, the French-American band ‘Lilium’, the Brazilian ‘Moses Complex’, the Berlin-based ‘Rogall’s Electric Circus Sideshow’, English neo-folk artist ‘Pantaleimon’, Sicilian rock band ‘Black-Eyed Dog’ and more…

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