Emotional Rescue returns with the third album in a series based around the music of Luis Delgado and Javier Bergia. After a collecton of Javier's best music, the reissue of their Ishinohana collaboration, here presented in 'Vathek' is Delgado's debut solo album. The second release on his El Cometa De Madrid label after Ishinohana, the LP is an avant-garde step forward from that collaboration, their work in Finas Africae and also, his previous Mecanica Popular project. In a sense, Delgado is the link that brings many of the country's music of that period together.
A multi-instrumentalist he played his first concert at 14 before becoming an in-house engineer for RCA that led to Mecanica Popular with fellow engineer Eugenio MuNoz (Randomize) and the projects following. The colder electronics of that project belie Delgado's Andulusian Folk/Rock and Ethnic Fusion compulsion, as came to prominence with Luis Paniagua in their Babia releases and via the later success of Finas Africae. In Vathek, Delgado pushes beyond these projects to utilise the studio and explore his interest in Eastern music.
Subtitled "Procesos Electronicos Para Instrumentos Acusticos," the premise was that even with all the machines, the knowledge to use them is not realised and therefore, the goal was to go deeper within these processes to create an new encompassing sound. The ten pieces should, therefore, be seen in this exploration, yielding a deepness not associated with this golden period of Spanish music.
A truly experimental album that is meditative and mesmorising; a mastery of instrument, studio and thought. As with Javier Bergia's 'Eclipse' and Ishinohana before it, Vathek comes with wonderful hand-illustrated artwork by Finn Campbell-Notman, from his studio in the Andulusian foothills.
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Artist Luis Delgado Label Emotional Rescue Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Ambient / New Age, Downtempo, Electronic Release Date 11 Sep 2017 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title La Gran Torre De Samarah Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ERC045/ERC+045-1.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title La Puerta De Ébano Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ERC045/ERC+045-2.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title El Sacrificio De Catoul Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ERC045/ERC+045-3.mp3 Track 4 Position A4 Track 4 Title El Llanto De Nouronihar Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ERC045/ERC+045-4.mp3 Track 5 Position A5 Track 5 Title Juegos En El Harén Del Fakreddin Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ERC045/ERC+045-5.mp3 Track 6 Position No Track 6 Title No Track 6 Preview URL No 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