The Skull School

Real Name:
Alving Marruffo
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The Skull School is a musical project by Venezuelan musician and producer Alving Marruffo. The project started as a hobby in 2010 but quickly turned into a serious way of making music. The Skull School has released four albums.

In 2011 Alving started S5 Records and released Noise, The Skull School's debut LP. Noise is a raw experimental album that features a very lo-fi sound and almost unfinished production, using samples from many tracks of different genres.

This sample technique defined his future releases, like No Faces. Released in 2012, No Faces was Alving's second album as The Skull School. On this album, Alving experimented with vocal samples and began to pay more attention to the details, which resulted in a better produced record compared to his debut. The Skull School also made his first video, it was a self-produced video for the track "Le Contrôleur".

In 2013, S5 Records merged with Eight Recordings and later that year The Skull School started to work on his third album, High Sounding Waves, which came out on March of 2014.

High Sounding Waves represented a big step for The Skull School's carreer because it took his production techniques to all whole new level and improved the quality of the record, and while the content of his other two LPs was composed only by songs made out of sampes and experimentation, High Sounding Waves was the first Skull School album to feature original compositions along with his signature sample work. On December of that year, The Skull School released a video for the song "Contact (The Report)" and like his first video, it was also produced by Alving Marruffo. Said video recieved a nomination at the Pepsi Music Awards 2015 in the category Electronic Video of the Year.

On October of 2015, The Skull School published This Is The Aftermath, his fourth album, which marks a new beginning that feels like a debut to Alving. In this new album, Alving worked with original compositions on all the tracks and developed a new sound with a large presence of synths and 80s influence, that makes this release a lot more professional and conventional, music wise and production wise. This album is the first to feature guests artists and is his second album released by Eight Recordings.

In 2016, The Skull School was nominated again at the Pepsi Music Awards, this time receiving three nominations: Electronic Song of the Year for his song with Maxilar Break Down "Nos Vemos Entonces", Electronic Album of the Year for his fourth album This Is The Aftermath and Electronic Artist of the Year.
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The Skull School Discography Tracks

Albums

S5R001 The Skull School - Noise album art The Skull School Noise(CD, Album) S5 Records S5R001 Venezuela 2011 Sell This Version
S5R002 The Skull School - No Faces album art The Skull School No Faces(CD, Album) S5 Records S5R002 Venezuela 2012 Sell This Version
ER002 The Skull School - High Sounding Waves album art The Skull School High Sounding Waves(CD, Album) Eight Recordings ER002 Venezuela 2014 Sell This Version
ER013 The Skull School - This Is The Aftermath album art The Skull School This Is The Aftermath(CD, Album) Eight Recordings ER013 Venezuela 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ER002 The Skull School - They Think album art The Skull School They Think(CD, Single) Eight Recordings ER002 Venezuela 2014 Sell This Version
ER012 The Skull School - Nos Vemos Entonces album art The Skull School & Maxilar Break Down The Skull School & Maxilar Break Down - Nos Vemos Entonces(CD, Single) Eight Recordings ER012 Venezuela 2015 Sell This Version
S5G002 The Skull School - Huxley album art The Skull School Huxley(CD, Single) S5 Group S5G002 Venezuela 2015 Sell This Version
S5G001 The Skull School - Seis Covers EP album art The Skull School Seis Covers EP(CD, EP) S5 Group S5G001 Venezuela 2015 Sell This Version
ER016 The Skull School - TV Show album art The Skull School TV Show(CD, Single) Eight Recordings ER016 Venezuela 2017 Sell This Version

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