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In a new regular feature we talk to some up and coming bands and look into how their tastes and talents have changed over the years. Did they learn their first chords on an Encore guitar bought from Argos? Did they find themselves stalking Northern Uproar in their youth? Have their musical heroes changed from John Power to Jacques Brel? We shall endeavour to find out. Mueran Humanos (Carmen Burguess & Tomás Nochteff) are from Argentina but they are based in the cultural hotbed and ever inspiring musical haven of Berlin and when you hear their music you can almost hear the city bleeding into their sound. Their songs often begin as minimal electronica but end as fully formed industrial symphonies, drenched in fuzz guitar and stabbed vocals to create something satisfyingly unique (check out "Horas Tristes" and "Leones en China"). There's obviously a lot going on inside this duo's collective heads and in this feature Crackle aims to scrape the surface.

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Artist that had an influence on my sound

Carmen: No idea.   Tomas: No idea. We try to do our own thing.

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Artist that had an influence on my sound

Carmen: Mark E. Smith.   Tomas: Influences are subconscious but I guess Joy Division, Throbbing Gristle and Velvet Underground, which in my mind are like the same band.

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Musical hero/heroine

Carmen: Tomas Nochteff   Tomas: Igor Wakhévitch

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Musical hero/heroine

Carmen: Marcelo Moreyra (Mujercitas Terror).   Tomas: The Beatles when I was a kid. I worshiped them.

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Song that I heard and loved

Carmen: "Muchacha Ojos de Papel", Luis Alberto Spinetta, on the radio.   Tomas: When I was a little kid my parents were into classic rock, Dylan, AC/DC, Zeppelin,  Hendrix, Police, etc. they got lots of records and I loved everything, but specially "Tomorrow Never Knows" by The Beatles, I used to get hallucinations only hearing that song, it showed me the power of music early on and I think all things I love like repetition, dissonance and hypnosis are contained on that song. I never listened much the Beatles in my adult life, but I still love them, they "open the gate" for me.

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Gig that I played

Carmen: In Vienna, Austria, three weeks ago, I love Vienna, it's beautiful.   Tomas: Last week I did a solo gig with only drum machines in Schokoladen, Berlin, with Make Out!

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Gig that I played

Carmen: In Buenos Aires there is a band called Mujercitas Terror, a really great and special band, they keep playing, doing really well. I used to play keyboard with them from the start of the band so I played live for the first time on their first show, that was 10 years ago.   Tomas: A band with no name in High School, we couldn't play anything but wanted to be something like The Birthday Party or The Contortions, spastic and complicated, we sucked really bad, I was 14 and I was the singer. In fact, I only wanted to start a riot, and we succeed on that.

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Gig I attended

Carmen: The two guys of Factory Floor in London.   Tomas: Guitar Wolf in Berlin

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Gig I attended

Carmen: A punk show in Buenos Aires, I can´t remember who was playing, 7 or 8 local bands. I was really little and audience was very violent.   Tomas: Los Redonditos de Ricota, didn't like it much. Then I saw Todos Tus Muertos and loved it.

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Album that I bought

Carmen: Avalon by Roxy Music.   Tomas: Can - Lost Tapes

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Album that I bought

Carmen: Velvet Underground and Nico   Tomas: Combat Rock by The Clash. I was 12 and it was the most easy to find "punk" record in my neighborhood and I wanted to listen to "punk". I liked the way they looked on the cover. I liked the music too, but then I bought Never Mind The Bollocks and it destroyed it and then I got Closer by Joy Division and everything changed forever.

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Song that I wrote

Carmen: "Culpable", Mueran Humanos next single.   Tomas: Last week "Guardián de Piedra" a new Mueran Humanos song. It's based on a loop of another MH song (sorry!) but sounds different.

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Song that I wrote

Carmen: "Horas Tristes" (Mueran Humanos).   Tomas: Can't remember much about it but as soon as I got a bass I started to play things and make songs. First song for Mueran Humanos was "La Langosta".

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Song that I learnt to play

Tomas: Since I learned to play bass, I don't learn other people's songs anymore, what for? Carmen: Same as Tomas.

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Song that I learnt to play

Carmen: "For Elisa", Beethoven, I was 8 or something.   Tomas: Wow! Me too, when I was 5 years old I learned to whistle part of the Symphonie 9 by Beethoven, I use to stand up on a table and whistle it for my parents and their friends. Later I learned to play bass playing over Joy Division records.

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Instrument that I learnt to play

Tomas: Jomox X-Base 09

Carmen: Theremin

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Instrument that I learnt to play

Tomas: Bass

Carmen: Piano, there was a piano in my house.

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Song that I heard and loved

Carmen: "You Can´t Put Your Arms Around a Memory", Johnny Thunders   Tomas: "Man and Man's Ruins", Cult Of Youth

Mueran Humanos' debut album is out now on Blind Prophet Records. A new single "Culpable" is released in September on Louder Than War/Southern Records.