Brutus Begins is a project by psych-folk artist Ricardo Temporao. The Hamilton based musician and director brings together acoustic and synthesized elements. This gives his songs a modern feel while grounding them in well crafted songs. Hypnotic hooks, sweeping melodies, thoughtful lyrics bring to mind influences from Shuggie Otis to Elliott Smith. The stories are intimate and the songwriting is honest.
Brutus Begins released "Uncanny Valley" to critical praise. It's been described as "...a juggernaut of a debut", "phenomenal", "as addicting and inviting as a soma hit" and "...one of the most compelling and high quality debuts we've heard in a decade".
Currently Ricardo and his team are in production for his next release.