Cabine C

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Cabine C
Origin São Paulo, Brazil
Genres Post-punk, gothic rock, coldwave
Years active 1984–1987
Labels RPM Discos
Associated acts Titãs, RPM, Akira S & As Garotas que Erraram, Ira!, Mercenárias
Past members Ciro Pessoa
Anna Ruth dos Santos
Wania Forghieri
Marinella Setti
Edgard Scandurra
Charles Gavin
Sandra Coutinho
Ricardo Gaspa

Cabine C (Portuguese for "Cabin C") was a short-lived Brazilian post-punk band from São Paulo. With their sonority inspired by acts such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Cocteau Twins and Talking Heads, and vocalist Ciro Pessoa's lyrics influenced by Romantic and Symbolist poets such as Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud, and by playwright Antonin Artaud, they are considered to be one of the first and most famous Brazilian gothic rock bands (even though Pessoa publicly rejected associations with the goth subculture[1]), as well as forerunners of the coldwave movement in Brazil.

Despite their short lifespan, they have a strong cult following to the present day, particularly among goths.


Cabine C was formed in 1984 by Ciro Pessoa, who had parted ways with his previous band, Titãs, the year prior. Its initial line-up comprised Pessoa on vocals, his then-wife Wania Forghieri on keyboards, Edgard Scandurra of Ira! on guitar, Charles Gavin (who had just joined Titãs) on drums and Sandra Coutinho of Mercenárias on bass (Sandra later left the band and was replaced by Ricardo Gaspa, also from Ira!). They recorded some songs with this line-up, and performed some shows in bars and clubhouses of São Paulo, but with the exception of Pessoa and Forghieri, everybody would leave the band afterwards, in order to focus on their respective alternate projects.

In 1986, former Akira S & As Garotas que Erraram members Anna Ruth dos Santos and Marinella Setti joined Cabine C, and with this line-up they would release in the same year their first (and only) studio album, Fósforos de Oxford, through RPM Discos, so called because it was founded by RPM members Paulo Ricardo and Luiz Schiavon.[2] The album was well-received, but suffered from bad promotion, resulting that most fans didn't even know it existed, and so it was a commercial failure. Because of that, a lengthy judicial battle between Cabine C and RPM Discos ensued then, resulting in the end of both Cabine C and RPM Discos in 1987.[3]

Prior to their disbanding, Cabine C was working on a second studio album, which would be called Cotonetes Desconexos; however, the project did not come to fruition.

Their song "Tão Perto" ("So Close") is present in the compilation of Brazilian underground post-punk music The Sexual Life of the Savages, released in 2005 by British label Soul Jazz Records.


  • Ciro Pessoa — vocals (1984–1987), electric guitar (1986–1987)
  • Wania Forghieri — keyboards (1984–1987)
  • Anna Ruth dos Santos — bass, backing vocals (1986–1987)
  • Marinella Setti — drums (1986–1987)
  • Edgard Scandurra — electric guitar (1984–1986)
  • Charles Gavin — drums (1984–1986)
  • Sandra Coutinho — bass (1984–1985)
  • Ricardo Gaspa — bass (1986)


Studio albums[edit]


Featured the song "Tão Perto".

Unreleased songs[edit]


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