Inspired by B-movie action soundtracks from the 60s and 70s, Stroboscopica blends funky bass, throbbing percussion, jazzy vibes, a dash of brass, and psychedelic guitar to make the kitschy sound seductive, fresh, and groovy.
StroboScopica was formed in 2010 and is one of Canada's best kept secrets. Their funky/jazzy/ psychedelic rock instrumental music was inspired by French and Italian soundtrack composers such as Franco Micalizzi, Jean-Pierre Mirouze, Maurice Jarre, I Gres, Gabriele Ducros and Jean-Claude Forest's Barbarella comics as well as a plethora of TV cop shows.
StroboScopica hits the grooves to create a musical cinematic experience and leads you through a panoply of images and emotions. In this day and age when we are all caught up in our own virtual worlds, Stroboscopica presents a refreshing dose of reality. A large part of the music is left to be interpreted in the immediate present often leaving them out on the razor's edge without a safety net. The prospect of an impending train wreck adds to the urgency with which the band snarls it's way through the sonic alleyways and retro-urban soundscapes.
This led to them being asked by Thoroughbread Productions to record the original music score for The Chaperone. The film is a captivating story in 3D animation that was highlighted and won numerous prizes at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), SunDance, Cannes Film Festival, Calgary Film Festival. The soundtrack was released as a 5 song EP in 2017.
Current and past alumni of this collective hail from various Montreal bands including Revolution of the Mind, Nice Guys, bab, Just for Mom, Me Mom and Morgantaler, the Rumps, the Continentals and the Moral Lepers. Stroboscopica is currently recording their first full length album and continuing to write new material for the second LP. They are looking forward to bring their action-packed retro-fulled brand of cinematic musical musings to a venue near you.