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Walter Broide
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Background information
Birth Name Walter Broide
Alias Waldo
Occupation Musician, Producer
Genres Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Freeform Jazz, Progressive Rock
Instrument(s) Drums
Years active 1991 - Present
Labels Man's Ruin Records, Small Stone Records, Oui Oui Records, Nasoni Music, Titan Music
Associated acts Los Natas, Poseidótica, Audion

Walter Broide is a drummer known as one of the founding members of Los Natas and as the drummer for Poseidótica. Broide has been praised for a distinctively energetic and intense drumming style influenced by jazz in his youth and later by various musicians he'd meet on the road.[1]

Along with performing on all seven Los Natas albums he'd contribute drums to two albums by Poseidotica, initially serving as a session musician and later joining as their full-time drummer.

Biography[]

Los Natas (1991 - 2012)[]

  • For further details, feel free to view the Riffipedia page on Los Natas.

Prior to forming Natas, Broide would grow up performing drums with what he would describe as "a very traditional jazz teacher" who showed him how to study and develop his own technique. Broide would gain influence from various drummers he'd meet on the road, notably Ruben Romano (Fu Manchu, Nebula).[2] Natas would be founded in 1993 by Broide, Sergio Chotsourian and Miguel Fernandez. Initially performing stoner rock in the vein of Kyuss, the band would quickly release a three song demo in 1994 entitled En Busca de la Especia (Later re-released in 1999 as part of the Unreleased Dopes compilation.). Work would begin on a debut album, ultimately leading to the band self-releasing Delmar in 1996. Word about the band would catch the attention of one Frank Kozik, who would sign the band with his label Man's Ruin Records and release Delmar in the United States circa 10 July 1998 with extra songs. This would further expose Natas to a worldwide audience, beyond their growing South American audience, as the band had largely performed in Argentina and Chile to this point. The band also notably released a demo entitled Rutation in 1998, featuring several songs set for the next album.

For the band's follow-up album the trio would record in the United States circa January 1999, while also performing two shows in the California area with Nebula and Gammera. Preceding the recordings the band would meet Brant Bjork and Scott Reeder in Palm Springs and perform a short set on New Year's Eve 1998 with Unida in what would be their first performance. The band would work at Louder Studios. Tim Green (The Nation of Ulysses, The Fucking Champs, Cherubs) would engineer the record while Dale Crover (Melvins) would handle production and additional instrumentation. While the band's sound still had a stoner rock nucleus their sound also evolved to incorporate progressive, psychedelic, space rock and various other elements.

Ciudad de Brahman would see release via Man's Ruin on 24 September 1999 to positive reception, solidifying them as a top South American act in the stoner rock scene. Following a tour of Chile and introducing a new bassist in Claudio Filadoro, Natas would return to the United States for a West Coast tour with Gammera amid consistently performing in their native Argentina. The bad managed to remain fairly prolific with other releases such as 1999's Unreleased Dopes (A compilation album featuring unreleased songs and demos) and two extended plays in El Gobernador (1999; Also released as a split with Viaje a 800.) and Livin La Weeda Loca (2000; Also released as a split with Dragonauta.). However by the end of 2000 the band would be made aware of a Detroit, Michigan horrorcore/gangsta rap group known as Natas, who had been around slightly longer as they had started in 1992.[3] To avoid any kind of legal conflicts the band would opt for a slight name change for future releases. the band would opt for a slight name change and thus be re-christened as Los Natas.

The band's first release under that moniker would be a split 7" with Dozer as work began on a third record. With Billy Anderson as an engineer and producer at Abasto Studios, Corsario negro would be released on 26 February 2002 via new label Small Stone Records. The band would perform in Argentina and Chile in support of the album, before embarking on their first European tour the next year, sharing the stage with the likes of Colour Haze, House Of Aquarius, Astrosoniq, Rotor, brant Bjork, Magnified Eye and Circle to name a few.[4]

The next two years would see frequent shows in Europe and Argentina along with two albums via Finnish label Ektro Records: Toba-Trance I (2003) and Toba-Trance II (2004) which experimented on the band's growing "free rock" theme with a wide arrangement of experimental ideas such as songs resembling scores from film soundtracks, drone, psychedelic rock, Indian raga among other explored sounds.[5][6] The band would also release a full 90-minute album of re-recordings known as Munchen Sessions released on 9 May 2005 via Elektrohasch Schallplatten.

Los Natas would work again at Abasto Studios with Billy Anderson, releasing El Hombre Montaña via multiple labels (Small Stone in the US, Oui Oui in Europe, Nasoni for the vinyl edition) on 3 June 2006 to generally positive reviews.[7] The band's touring of Europe would continue in support of the album. The next year would see the band releasing a double-disc collection of rarities and covers entitled El Universo Perdido De Los Natas via Oui Oui Records and MeteorCity Records. The band would perform at Pepsi Music Festival circa 2007 among a host of sizable acts before touring Europe that year and the next, sharing the stage with the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Mudhoney, Brant Bjork, Hermano and many others.[8]

Los Natas would begin work on their seventh album recording at Monsterland and El Attic Studios circa 2008, with Patricio Claypole handling engineering and production. The band's seventh album would be formally announced,[9] with the band opting for more of a "movie editing" approach to the recording process and a more aggressive musical approach.[10] El Nuevo Orden De La Libertad would be released circa 26 May 2009 to positive reviews, even attaining #2 on The Obelisk's top ten albums of 2009.[11][12]

The band performed frequently in Argentina to support the album throughout 2009, following up with an extensive European tour in 2010 surrounding an appearance at Roadburn Festival. The band remained active in their native country through the rest of the year, notably performing at Pepsi Music 2010 which was headlined by Queens of the Stone Age and Rage Against The Machine.[13] In 2011 the band would perform on a less frequent basis but bandleader Chotsourian would also establish his own label in South American Sludge, one of the first releases being a re-release of the long-lost Rutation demo from 1998. The band's last known live performance would be the inaugural South American Sludge Fest on 11 June 2011.[14]

In 2012 Los Natas announced through their Facebook page and Argentinian edition of Rolling Stone magazine that the band was being put on indefinite hiatus, naming family matters, mental and physical health of its members as reasons for the band's members to largely go their separate ways. Retroactively Broide would describe Los Natas as a band that were "wild but very, very disorganized and raw and sometimes is willing to destroy your sonic reality just to build a new one.".[15]

Poseidotica (2005, 2010 - Present)[]

  • For further details, feel free to view the Riffipedia page on Poseidótica.

Broide would join the instrumental psychedelic rock project Poseidótica in 2005, largely as a session drummer for their debut album. Intramundo would see release on 7 June 2005 to positive reception in the Argentina rock scene. However Broide would only perform a show or two with the band as he was still committed to Los Natas at the time.[16]

The band would go through a series of rotating drummers before Broide would return in 2012, performing frequent shows with the band and beginning work on a new studio album. Eventually the band would release El Dilema del Origen on 16 May 2015 to positive reception. Poseidotica would be a frequent in the Argentina underground rock scene be it part of festivals, marquee shows or sharing the stage with touring bands.

Audion (2014 - Present)[]

Audion formed in the Fall of 2014, founded by Broide, Gonzalo Villagra and Dizzy Espeche.[17] Upon forming work would begin on a studio album, with all three members handling vocals. The band's earliest known live performance took place on 3 June 2015 alongside Humo del Cairo.[18] Eventually following more shows the band would sign with Titan Music and release their debut album La Historia de Abraham on 24 April 2017, notably attaining praise from the likes of The Obelisk.[19]

Discography[]

With Los Natas (Selected)[]

With Poseidotica (Selected)[]

With Audion[]

External Links[]

References[]

V·T·E Los Natas
Members Sergio ChotsourianWalter BroideMiguel FernandezClaudio FiladoroGonzalo Villagra
Studio Albums DelmarCiudad de BrahmanCorsario negroToba-tranceToba-trance IIEl hombre montañaNuevo orden de la libertad
Selected Other Releases En Busca de la EspeciaRutationEl GobernadorUnreleased DopesLivin' La Weeda LocaTormenta mental y ParanoicoLive En GinebraMünchen SessionsEl Universo Perdido de Los Natas Vol I y IIDeath Sessions
Associated Bands and Artists Billy AndersonJosé Luis ArmettaSantiago ChotsourianSouth American SludgeAraratSolodolorSoldatiSantoroSandiabloAudionPoseidóticaBuffaloBRNO
V·T·E Poseidótica
Current Members Hernán MiceliSantiago RúaMartin RodriguezWalter Broide
Past Members Ignacio BelejFederico BramantiHernán Bertrand
Studio Albums IntramundoLa DistanciaCronicas Del FuturoEl Dilema Del Origen
Selected Other Releases Motoclub Bar 2011Pascuas ProfanasRebelión ZombieReconstruccion - La Era del InstantePoseidotica habla con Boom Boom KidChica RuteraAire
Associated Bands and Artists Los NatasAudionEl Festival de los ViajesAquatalan Records
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