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If smooth jazz is the equivalent of a pastel sailboat painting in a dental office…Puzzle Teeth is the equivalent of someone slashing a Salvador Dalí painting with a switchblade. Three members. Three fully structured analog noise signals careening between harmonious drones and unrelenting walls of glitching static.
Antemano is Ruben Dario, a Puerto Rican musician and writer living in Portland, Oregon. His music can be called Industrial-Pop, or rather a mix of the Synth-Pop’s gloss with the Post-Industrial’s distorted and malleable edges. He’s been self-releasing tapes in small editions since 2018 under different aliases until deciding on the name Antemano on his 2019 EP, his first digital release. In 2020 he followed with another EP called Vertebra. And in 2021 he was published in the compilation Medicine for a Nightmare as a musician and as a writer. Said compilation got a featured article in The Wire Magazine’s December Issue of the same year.