Light Became Light is the debut album from Puppies in the Sun, a project composed of Alberto Cendra (synthesizers) and Cristóbal Pereira (drums), both originally from Peru and currently based in Rotterdam. Friends since childhood, they crossed paths again in Barcelona by sheer coincidence. This spontaneous pulse is also what dictated the beginnings of the project's characteristic sound: lengthy improvisational and sound exploratory sessions which are summed up in the project's first two EP´s (Unheard EP and The Church of Puppies in the Sun, 2018).
Light Became Light is Puppies in the Sun statement towards bringing the improvisation's spontaneity and unruliness into a new phase in order to come up with their first full length.
Like other well known duos, Puppies in the Sun maximizes their compact instrumentation to establish themselves as a (noise) rock band without the presence of guitars or bass guitars. Far from being a limitation, this has provided them with great freedom. The lower end of the album's soundscape is triggered on Cendra's synthesizer scheme by Pereira's drums. This being one of the characteristics that emerge from the organic, minimal and spontaneous style of the band.
As if it was a rocket, Light Became Light takes off in search of a sound and a space that pays tribute to cosmic rock and synthesizer music without leaving the melodic rawness of noise rock or even black metal behind. Some might also perceive an atmosphere that owes its existence to techno parties and a slight wink towards folk imagery. If there is anything that makes their sound iconic is the call for constructing wild and festive ambiances, state of trance and agitation.
Light Became Light was recorded and mixed by Oscar Moreno at El Purgatorio (Madrid, Spain). In the middle of an intense heat wave, Puppies in the Sun locked themselves through the course of two weeks to record and process various analog and digital synthesizers, pianos, drums and vocals, to later mix Light Became Light in a classic analog console.
Light Became Light is being published by Buh Records on 12” Vinyl in a limited edition of 300 copies. The artwork was done by the band itself and designed by Fernanda Binvignat.
releases October 9, 2022
All songs written and performed by Puppies in the sun
Produced by Alberto Cendra and Cristobal Pereira
Drums & Vocals by Cristobal Pereira
Synthesiser, Computer & Vocals by Alberto Cendra
Recorded August 2020, El Purgatorio, Madrid, Spain
Recorded and mixed by Oscar Moreno
Mastered by Alberto Cendra & Oscar Moreno
Art concept by Puppies in the Sun
Artwork & Photography by Cristobal Pereira
Design by Fernanda Binvignat
Back Art by Feliz Neumann