We are

Trilitrate is an audiovisual project that integrates the sound diversity of an acoustic trio joined to the video creation in real time of a multimedia artist.

A bit of history

The band submits each note to a rigorous process of distillation, dissolution and combination of its influences, blurring the existing lines between classical, ethnic music, contemporary, free improvisation, jazz, hardcore…

Trilitrate was formed in Vigo in 2012 by the violinist Elena Vázquez (Cuarteto Dumka, Peña, Fonogenia), Marcos Padrón on accordion (Orquestra O.M.E.Ga, Cuarteto Caramuxo) and by Rubén Abad on guitar and voice (Cró!, Es Un Árbol, Guerrera, Peña). In 2013 he joined the video artist Laura Iturralde, and made the recording of his first album: “Faláchesme na Man”. Praised by critics and public, it propels them to a frenetic 2014 and 2015 of festivals, performances and collaborations.

Their exuberant talent and originality culminated in the end of 2016 with the publication of “Frutal Death”, the band’s second full-length album. The four members have set out to fly over and then destroy each and every one of the styles, building a unique line, also seasoned by a wild feeling of independence.

Currently, and after the entry of Montse Piñeiro (Designer, illuminator and stop motion animator, María Casares award winner 2018 for best scenery and 2023 for best lighting) as the new creator of visual art, are embarked on the presentation of their third album “Está de Grelo”.

In this new and exciting work they immerse themselves in timbres as far from the acoustic world as electronics or black metal without abandoning their analog tools. They visit distant musical geographies such as the African or the Ottoman and pass the baroque and impressionist experience into the 21st century; fearless and unwavering in the search for new sonorities, reaching borders never crossed in this giant step of the group.


ESTÁ DE GRELO (Ropeadope – Gandula, 2021)


Audio CD in digisleeve format. 46′
Recorded and mixed by Javier Ortiz at Estudio Brazil in January and February 2021 Toño’s and Pablo’s voices were recorded by Ibán Pérez at Estudio Terraforma. Mastered by JJ Golden

‘Técnica’ written and sung by Toño R. Magariños
‘Póutega’ written and sung by Pablo Riveiro
Elena Vázquez: violin
Marcos Padrón: accordion
Rubén Abad: guitar and oud
Montse Piñeiro: visuals and design

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Trilitrate’s third full-length album, supported by the North American label Ropeadope (Snarky Puppy; Medeski, Martin & Wood; Eddie Palmieri…) and the Barcelona label Gandula (Za, Sara Fontán, Gambardella…).

Está de grelo surprises us with thirteen themes that open a new fissure to the contours of folk, classical and contemporary music, by which to enter a sonic paradise without limitations, where the channels of the different musical genres meet in an ocean of splendour, beauty and luminescence.


If you are in Vigo or the surrounding area and want to purchase any of our products, you can contact us at trilitrate@gmail.com.

You can also find our records at Honky Tonk (Rúa da Falperra, 18, 36202 Vigo) and Tinta Negra (Rúa Irmandiños, 2, 36201, Vigo).