“Anamnesis” is Liquidarlo Celuloide’s new studio album. The band has turned into a landmark in Lima’s underground, due to the synthesis of their multiple musical influences ranging from noise rock to dance music.
“Anamnesis” was produced by Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman, who saw them open KJ’s 2018 Lima show, and offered to produce their next recording. The result has been another explosive work from the Peruvian band, who have expanded their sonic palette into new terrains. Dissonant riffs and sturdy drumbeats, mighty heavy guitar grooves and walls of feedback are assembled into songs that convey the most rabid post-punk and freaky psychedelia, as well as flirting with dub elements. Hypnotic High Voltage Music is the expression with which their sound has been defined. Coleman himself collaborated on the recording by adding synthesizers, as well as singing and writing lyrics on “Perversión”, one of the album’s highlights.
For this recording, Liquidarlo Celuloide was Juan Diego Capurro (keyboards/vocals), Efrén Castillo (guitars), Giancarlo Rebagliatti (bass guitar) and Alfonso Vargas (drums).
“Anamnesis” will be released digitally and on vinyl via Buh Records, with cover art by visual artist Juan Salas.
Described by The Wire Magazine as “a band designed to create a ritualistic experience based on hard grooves”, Liquidarlo Celuloide is of the most representative bands from Peru’s experimental rock scene, with an unclassifiable sound that’s a byproduct of krautrock, no wave, post punk and dance music. Active from 2003, the band’s evolution has been charted over the course of 11 records.
Their last album, “Anamnesis”, was released digitally on february 28th 2020, with an impending vinyl release via Buh Records. It was produced by Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman, and it follows 2017’s “Superfricción”, an album with great critical appraisal both locally and internationally.
Over their career the band has participated in such large scale festivals and shows such as Urbe & Arte (Fundación Wiese), Festival Integraciones (Fundación Telefónica), Lima Indie (Centro Cultural Peruano Japonés), Festival Cultura Libre (Municipalidad de San Isidro), Hatun Tinkuy (Municipalidad de Lima), Ruidismos (Proyecto AMIL) and Festival NRMAL (Mexico City). They’ve also participated in international compilation albums, amongst them The Wire Tapper 39, released by England’s The Wire Magazine, which chose to highlight Liquidarlo Celuloide on a report on the Peruvian experimental scene as a remarkable project.
Liquidarlo Celuloide has shared stages with bands such as Killing Joke (UK), Acid Mothers Temple (Japan), Moon Duo (USA), Pharmakon (USA), Mueran Humanos (Argentina/Germany), Deafkids (Brazil), Rakta (Brazil), amongst many others, and they’ve toured Argentina and Mexico.
Liquidarlo Celuloide’s current lineup is Juan Diego Capurro (keyboards/vocals), Javier Manrique (guitar), Rodolfo Ontaneda (guitar), Giancarlo Rebagliatti (bass guitar) and Alfonso Vargas (drums).
released February 25, 2021
Liquidarlo Celuloide was:
Juan Diego Capurro: vocals and keyboards
Efrén Castillo: guitars
Giancarlo Rebagliati: bass guitar
Alfonso Vargas: drums and percussion
Alejandra Borea: additional percussion
Jaz Coleman: Vocals on "Perversion" and additional keyboards
Produced by Jaz Coleman
Written and arranged by Liquidarlo Celuloide, except "Perversion", which was written and arranged by Liquidarlo Celuloide and Jaz Coleman
Recorded february - may 2019 E.V. by Eddie Plenge and Ignacio Briceño in Dragón Verde Producciones
Mixed july - august 2019 E.V. by Derek Saxenmeyer at ENEM Recordings, Praha - Česká Republika
Mastered october 2019 E.V. by Tim Debney at Fluid Mastering Studio, London.
Front and back cover art by Juan Salas Carreño
Design by Juan Salas Carreño
Raul García Pereira
Javier Manrique Corzo
Special thanks to, Luis Alvarado, Gustavo Barrantes, Alessandro Coluccelli, Marcos Coifman, Dante Gonzáles, Adrián Hinojosa, Verónica Iturriaga, Javier Manrique, Nico Miranda, Fernando Renato Mora, Natalia Vajda y a Ronald Villegas de Retro Studio.
(C) 2020, Liquidarlo Celuloide. Under license to Buh Records.
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