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).
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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 Track 7 Position No Track 7 Title No Track 7 Preview URL No Track 8 Position No Track 8 Title No Track 8 Preview URL No Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No