Brazilian band Controlled Test Environment, formed in the second half of 2018, by Jorge Martins (guitar), César Trajano (drums) and Julio Castro (vocals), has just released the single titled “Untouchables” on all streaming platforms.
The band that mixes prog, metal, alternative, hardcore and electronic have gained notoriety in the alternative scene for its diverse and experimental music, highlighting its differentiated sound and the blend of musical influences.
In the midst of all the problems that the pandemic brought to everyone, with delays in recording to ensure safety, “Untouchables” brings the message to keep an open mind, live the experience that is life and not let others dictate what you should do. The single features a special participation by bassist Victor Elias (Sandra de Sá), who not only recorded the bass in the song but also had the freedom to create his lines. The cover was created by Dieimes Pugens.
Listen to “Untouchables” below
Controlled Test Environment was born out of the desire of Cesar Trajano and Jorge Martins to experiment with ways of making music freely. From these first testing sessions, the name of the band was born, a controlled testing environment, where what matters most is the desire to create, without external interference.
Vocalist Julio Castro was selected last year by singer Björk after creating a version for “Army of Me“, – the goal with the cover was to attract musicians interested in developing a more experimental authorial work. The version of “Army of Me” was released in late 2019 on all digital platforms, giving an idea of what the band would follow in their sound. The band released their debut single “Time Decode” in 2020.
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