thds

ETHNIC ORGANIC MUSIC

 

Bio

thds is a Belgian-Portuguese composer and multi-instrumentalist. His live performances contrast with traditional electronic live acts due to the use of acoustic instruments on stage: voice, guitar, keys, flute, percussions, etc.

Raoul, aka ‘thds’, started experimenting with music composition when he was lent a keyboard/music workstation by his uncle at the age of 6. Later joining bands and discovering  several genres and instruments, Raoul’s interest in mindfulness progressively oriented him into a search of a deeper and more meaningful music : thds. Also, growing up in an isolated Jesuit forest school, he developed a close connection to nature, expressed in an optimistic, kind-hearted and reflective temper. Therefore, he decided to leave the city and install thds’ recording studio at the edge of a forest by a river, while commuting to Brussels to work part-time on contemporary dance and pay the rent.

thds started in spring 2017 with the help from his best friend, contributing with vocals and percussions during performances. The project progressively gained international interest with releases tinged with his bittersweet vocal harmonies, warm melodies and eclectic grooves. Being influenced by his cultural roots and interest in nature and humanities, thds blends ethnic instruments and acoustic elements in a chill, organic and introspective electronic music.

Releases

  • “Two Sides of the World EP” on Tropical Twista (São Paulo, BR), Aug 2019
  • “Lidjeu” on Summer Sol IV by Sol Selectas (Los Angeles, USA), June 2019
  • “Luik EP” on Echoes From Venus (Zurich, CH), July 2018
  • “Couteau” on Summer Sol III by Sol Selectas (Los Angeles, USA), June 2018
  • “Panacea EP” on Wanderlust Musica (Belgrade, RS), June 2018
  •  “Walonreye” on Akumandra (New York, USA), March 2018
  • “Peace Green” on Lump Records (Mexico, MX), September 2017