Thursday, 25 August 2011
By The Peronists & Galambo
Galambo / Andakoyo
Galambo is the cross between native rhythms from South America and western contemporary electronics.
In the tradition of great folk artists like Violeta Parra, Galambo seeks to unveils the sonic identities of the Andes.
From shamanistic indigenous ceremonies to songs of worship to the divinity. In a cultural syncretism between traditional instruments and electronics.
Galambo is Chilean musician/producer and folk investigator Bryan Phillips, who teamed up with head of "Konn Records" The Peronists to produce "ANDAKOYO". A concept record, deeply rooted in the "bailes chinos" of Andacollo; dancing miners of the north of Chile. An expression that is over 1000 years old that displays an essential understanding of the aboriginal "binary sound".
Special guests in this record feature Talo Pinto, legendary folk musician and poet from Coquimbo, Chile. Who recorded some beautiful bandoneon and guitar sounds for this project. And also generously gave us an ancient song called the Canaveral, spoken word poetics and was our spiritual leader in the deepness of Chilean folklore. Another special guest is archeomusicologist Jimmy Campillay, member of the Diaguita tribe, whom was invited to record the natural sounds of his indigenous flutes, carved out of rock.
ANDAKOYO is a record in which every sound was played and recorded, except for a couple of drum samples. It was done in a week in the mystical beach of Coquimbo, Chile. Capturing the best of the natural sounds of instruments that ranged from mapuche trutrucas and tarkas from the highands to electric guitar and laptop sequencing. It was buitl as a continous piece of music that can be listened to as one body or in the different individual tracks that comprise the body.
Have a look at this teaser of this up coming project which is released through our partners KONN Records in cooperation with Antartek Records.