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Campanas 09:19
Intermedio 02:12
Andina 02:52
Super Andina 10:48
Charango 07:48


When Acid Mothers Temple and Richard Pinhas visited Lima for the first time, in November 2017, to participate in the experimental music festival "Integraciones", Luis Alvarado, the director of Buh Records and curator of the festival, summoned the Japanese and the French musicians to Manongo Mujica's studio and invited Juan Luis Pereira (El Polen) to join them for a recording session. The result was this album which finally comes to light, and where a variety of instruments and sensibilities are combined. The guitar sound of Kawabata, the leader of Acid Mothers Temple, merged with that of Pinhas, the leader of Heldon, creates a dreamlike atmosphere, which is supplemented with Mujica's Indian bells and drums, Pereira's pututos, moceño, violin and charango, and the cosmic electronic sounds of the classic Roland synthesizer played by Higashi, from Acid Mothers Temple. Everything flows between quietness and abstraction, an atmospheric music that gives way to inspired melodic developments, which are fused with sounds coming from the Andean tradition, as well as with the classic textural and melodic explosions courtesy of Kawabata. All this is enhanced by the meticulous mixing and post production work done by the Peruvian artist Ale Hop. ALTURAS [Heights] is edited in vinyl format and is destined to become a milestone in the catalogue of Buh Records, a label that has also released albums by El Polen, Acid Mothers Temple and Manongo Mujica.


Con motivo de la primera visita de Acid Mothers Temple y Richard Pinhas a Lima en noviembre del 2017, para participar del festival de música experimental Integraciones, Luis Alvarado, director de Buh Records y curador del festival, convocó a los japoneses y al francés para una sesión de grabación en el estudio de Manongo Mujica e invitó a sumarse a la sesión a Juan Luis Pereira (El Polen). El resultado ha sido este álbum que finalmente sale a luz, donde se mezclan una variedad de instrumentos y sensibilidades. La guitarra de Kawabata, líder de los Acid Mothers Temple, en combinación con la guitarra de Pinhas, líder de Heldon, crean una atmósfera onírica, sobre la cual se suman las percusiones de campana indias y la batería de Mujica, los pututos, el moceño, el violindo y el charango andino de Pereira y los sonidos electrónicos cósmicos del clásico sintetizador Roland de Higashi de los Acid Mothers Temple. Todo fluye entre el reposo y la abstracción, una música atmosférica que va abriendo paso a inspirados desarrollos melódicos, que dialogan con sonoridades provenientes de la tradición andina, y con las clásicas explosiones sónico melódicas cortesía de Kawabata. A ello hay que agregar el minucioso trabajo de mezcla y post producción realizado por la peruana Ale Hop. ALTURAS ve su aparición en formato vinilo y se convierte en una de las grandes referencias de Buh Records, sello discográfico que también ha publicado discos de El Polen, Acid Mothers Temple y Manongo Mujica.


released May 8, 2020

Makoto Kawabata: Electric Guitar, Effects
Richard Pinhas: Electric Guitar, Effects
Manongo Mujica: Drum, Indian Percussion, Seeds
Juan Luis Pereira: Pututo, Moceño, Toyo, Violindo, Charango
Hiroshi Higashi: Synthesizer

Edition of 500 copies

Recorded by Crimson Sinclair at Encía de Leopardo Estudio,
Chorrillos, Lima-Peru on 2017-11-19
Additional Production and Mixing by Ale Hop
Mastered by Alberto Cendra in Garden Lab Audio
Cover art and Layout by Infra_Intl
Executive Producer by Luis Alvarado
Acknowledgment: Festival Integraciones, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Embajada de Francia en Perú, José Javier Castro

Mayo 2020 / Lima – Perú


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