X.Y.R - El Dorado EP (12th Isle)

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X.Y.R - El Dorado EP (12th Isle)

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12th Isle continue their plans for aural domination with this mind altering release from X.Y.R.

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Experimental cinema sonics, electroacoustic research practice and shadowy wind instruments come together to form this unique interpretation of the mythical city of gold. Utilising rare, half forgotten Soviet era synthesisers Vladimir Karpov creates immersive soundscapes under the name XYR. The Formanta mini keytar and the Alisa 1377 lend Karpov’s music strange, seldom heard atmospheres which the St. Petersburg native then combines with field recordings, toy percussion and wood flute to further build upon his utopian narratives.
Part concept album, part nod to Popol Vuh, his attempt to channel the thematics of the ancient tale of the Muisca people through his modest home studio left a lasting impression on us here at 12th Isle and we’re proud to present a selection of the tracks on vinyl for the very first time. Originally confined to just 25 cassette tapes, for this edition we have assembled some of the most inspiring tracks from the sessions as well as the bonus closing piece ‘Aguirre Song’. Immediately engaging, sincerely heartfelt and strikingly original, these are recordings we have returned to time and time again.
Limited edition LP comes housed in screenprinted sleeve. ‘El Dorado’ recorded April – August 2014, originally released via Illuminated Paths (March 2015).

Additional Information

Additional Information

Artist X.Y.R
Label 12th Isle
Music Format General Vinyl
Music Format Specific 12"
Genre Ambient / New Age, Electronic, Latin / South American
Release Date 31 Oct 2017
Track 1 Position A1
Track 1 Title Lost City
Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ISLE003/XYR+-+A1+Lost+City.mp3
Track 2 Position A2
Track 2 Title Conquistador
Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ISLE003/XYR+-+A2+Conquistador.mp3
Track 3 Position A3
Track 3 Title Middle of Nowhere
Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ISLE003/XYR+-+A3+Middle+Of+Nowhere.mp3
Track 4 Position B1
Track 4 Title Golden Haze
Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ISLE003/XYR+-+B1+Golden+Haze.mp3
Track 5 Position B2
Track 5 Title Purple Sunset
Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ISLE003/XYR+-+B2+Purple+Sunset.mp3
Track 6 Position B3
Track 6 Title Aguirre Song
Track 6 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ISLE003/XYR+-+B3+Aguirre+Song.mp3
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