Baba Dochia is hailing from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania/Romania. The band is playing electronic music mixed with rock music. Their style is full of synthetic and organic beats, heavy guitar riffs, flavored with the aggressiveness of live drums.
The project started in 2006, in Sighișoara, Romania, when the appearance of Team Sleep’s first album have motivated founding members Leon Lototchi and Marius Pop to start producing music. Friends from their early childhood, their experiences together influenced them on creating a common music direction.
If at the beginning their compositions were pure post-rock, the actual style has become a more organic mix of electronica and rock with glitch and psychedelic elements. The combination from synthesizers, distorted guitars, drum machines and live drums, have made them one of the most original bands in Romanian alternative music.
The main influences are from Death in Vegas, Trentemoller, Apparat, Archive, Amon Tobin, Glitch Mob, Boards of Canada but also to not forget Team Sleep, the project’s main catalyst. Willing to extend their live performance into a full audio-visual show, they recruted Cristian “No Bijoux” Cânpean in 2012, who manages the live visuals for the shows. Later on, Andrei Voicu became a member of the band, playing live drums. The band also developed a light installation with 6 light bulbs and 2 light spots, that reacts in real time to the live sets.
Baba Dochia played at some of the biggest music festivals in Romania (Untold Festival, Peninsula/Félsziget Festival, Street Delivery, Fân Fest, Durușa SummerHills, Basm Festival, Particles Festival) and in the most important clubs in Romania (Control Club Bucharest, The Shelter Cluj-Napoca, Amplificat Timișoara, Underground the Pub Iași and more).
In september 2015 the band launched their first album, called „XII Lambskins”, album very well received by the media and the public. The album can be listened here.
“These guys set the bar a bit higher for all other Romanian bands, in terms of vision, what they create and (very important) how they perform.” (Delahaze FM)
“Baba Dochia rules! These guys are mixing electronica with rock music and the result is great!” (Vice Romania).
Baba Dochia are:
Marius Pop – programming, synthesizers, guitars
Leon Lototchi – programming, synthesizers, theremin
Andrei Voicu – drums
Cristian Cânpean – live visuals.
Baba Dochia – Slaps (oficial) https://youtu.be/CERxxMx9XMs
Baba Dochia – Pădurea Neagră [live session] http://youtu.be/asqo6Dmiq28
Baba Dochia – Venus [live session] https://youtu.be/bhBej7KwysQ
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