Influenced by no-wave, math rock, African, Latin, and Asian ritual music Argentine-Peruvian unit RICARDA COMETA is always exploring and expanding through improvisation the sounds that inhabit the verge of rhythm and noise. The interplay between members Tatiana Heuman and Jorge Espinal is engrossing and immersive. Their music has a singular blend of ritual soundscapes, mutant noise, and dancing tropical grooves. Percussive guitar lines zigzag, intersect, and intertwine with explosive and precise drums and percussion.


In 2018, RICARDA COMETA released Ricarda Cometa 2 LP through Nefarious Industries, showcasing their impressive improvisational/instrumental style of music to new listeners around the globe. The album caught the ear of investigative journalists who are drawn to more exploratory styles of music, resulting in positive reactions from media outlets and fans alike. The band toured several times in support of the album, which included shows across their native South America, as well as two European tours in 2018 and 2019. Their latest one saw them playing  in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, and Czech Republic. From festivals to theaters, to iconic "weird music" venues, RICARDA COMETA delivered their frenzied and intricate dose of mutant Latin noise. 

Currently, the band is in the works on their 3rd studio album.






Ricarda Cometa 2 (CD / Nefarious Industries, New Jersey + TAPE / Vestibular Records, Seattle)

cover art by Hideyuki Katsumata (JP) 


DDDRC Ricarda Cometa + Dario Dubois Duo (Lovington Industries, Seattle)

cover art by Hugo Emmanuel Figueroa (AR) 


Ricarda Cometa (Special cassette edition by Geweih Ritual Documents, Los Angeles - US)


Ricarda Cometa (Jardinista! Recs, Buenos Aires)

cover art by Hideyuki Katsumata (JP)





South America is part of the problem, Stereo Neg Records (NY, USA)


Salgan al sol!, Buh Records (Lima, Perú)





European tour


European tour

Oslo (NOR), Malmo (SE), Copenhagen (DK), Viena (AU), Vysočině, Prague (CZ), Krakow, Warsaw, Torun, Gorzow (PO), Augsburg, Munich, Berlin (GER)


European tour

Cologne, Berlin (GER), Viena (AU), Prague, Budweiss, Tabor (CZ), Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw (PO), Rijeka (CR), Subotica, Belgrade, Novi Sad (SRB), Skopje, Bitola (MK)


Festival Aural (Mexico City)


Integraciones Festival by Fundación Telefónica ( Lima - Perú)


 Tsonami Festival ( Buenos Aires - Argentina)


Tsonami Festival ( Valparaiso / Santiago de Chile - Chile)





A revelation outta thin air, courtesy of this dazzlingly trigonometrical spritz of minimal rock clang from Buenos Aires. [...] one of the most exciting duos doing the rounds in 2018.” – The Quietus 



“RicardaCometa 2 is even shorter than its predecessor, but it is more intricate, more intense, more punishing and powerful...” – A Closer Listen 



“[...] an entirely original blend of dissonance, improvisation, muscle, brains, and above all, rhythm”




“If listeners found the herky-jerky twists and turns of math rock or Mr. Bungle challenging RICARDA COMETA take these musical complexities to new heights here.


"Ricarda Cometa is an Argentinian trio playing music that is as visceral as a punch to the gut, twisting and breaking all sorts of rhythms from Latin America in an avant-garde way that sets them far apart from the current generation of re appropriators of such traditions, whether they come from the ‘punk’ milieu or the electronic scene. Improvisation is the key here, damaging all the commonplace elements into something new and harder-hitting, freeing them violently into a wilderness of noise and lo-fi production, de-colonizing them into a dance-party savage with color and deformed shapes."
David Murrieta, A Closer Listen
"Ricarda Cometa are a mixed Argentine-Peruvian three piece improv group whose "Empina el Codo" sounds like a broken, two guitar samba school, a parade that perpetually moves at right angles to itself. Percussive sounding guitar lines zigzag, intersect and occasionally intertwine, stubbornly refusing to follow the martial sounding drum rolls trying to hurry them on."
Kek-W, The Wire