Dutch psych-rock artist Jacco Gardner, and production partner in crime, Nic Mauskovic, have teamed as Bruxas. Wielding a love for the wild and exotic, influenced by the black arts, the sun, and the love of making nostalgic, summertime music Bruxas is a psychedelic journey into the tropics. You will constantly be picking the sand out from the record’s grooves, whether you play it on the beach or not. Gardner’s self-titled solo project, featuring Mauskovic on drums- has to date, won him many, global plaudits, comparing him to the likes of Broadcast, and Tame Impala. Mauskovic meanwhile garnered himself a reputation for sub-equatorial percussion, featuring in bands such as Altin Gün, Eerie Wanda, and of course, the aptly-titled cumbia, no-wave act, The Mauskovic Dance Band.
Bruxas came together when the two were playing backing band for the 70s James Brown-meets-Black Sabbath act, Witch. Feeling inspired, they began their collaborative musical odyssey by writing new music together in Portugal and came up with the name Bruxas which is Portuguese for witch.