jueves, 9 de agosto de 2012

Altiplano - Caral (2012) (Free Download)


Altiplano nace una tarde de estudio del 2001 cuando Ronald Sánchez e Iván Caminitti graban el primer acercamiento al sonido profundo y místico de las quenas peruanas fusionadas con el ambient clásico, dando como resultado una pieza ceremonial de 25 minutos de duración que luego Carlos Torres  editaría en estudio, esta se convertiría  en el tema Ceremonial de su álbum La Corte Cósmica (2005), luego de esto Ronald termina invitando a Carlos a formar parte de Altiplano, constituyéndose así como un dúo nutrido por múltiples participaciones musicales y una búsqueda no solo musical sino espiritual.

Altiplano was born one afternoon when Ronald Sanchez and Ivan Caminitti recorded their first attempt at mixing the deep and mystique sound of the "quenas peruanas" (Indian flutes), resulting in a ceremonial sound piece of ambient music lasting 25 minutes, which would later be edited in the studio by Carlos Torres and would eventually become the song “Ceremonial” from the first album of the band La Corte Cosmica. Afterwards, Ronald invited Carlos to form a band, which gave rise to Altiplano, a duo fueled by multiple collaborations and driven by a musical and spiritual search.



El sonido de Altiplano se va desarrollando a través de largas sesiones de experimentación,  a través del ensayo y el error,  la improvisación y conexión con estados más etéreos. Desde el inicio su música ha estado ligada a la ambientación; muchos de sus trabajos han sido presentados como parte de exposiciones de arte y en museos;  Altiplano es una muestra de que el Ambient ha existido siempre, como una configuración o dialogo entre el hombre y los elementos,  que esta esperando a ser descifrada y escuchada.

The duo’s sound has evolved over long sessions of experimenting, by trial and error, improvisation and connection to etheric states as, since the beginning, Altiplano's music has been linked to the ambience of spaces. In fact, many of their works have been presented in museums and art expositions. Their music is an example that ambient music has always existed, like a configuration or dialogue between man and the elements, which is waiting to be decoded and listened.

 



with the time they developed a way to create art unique and very personal, to create musical ambiences that not only linked you with deep states of mind, they are able to transport the listener through space and time to the ancient Inca culture and their magic world. As Ronald says: “more than song are landscapes. Many of their concerts begin with the classic ceremonial sound and then evolve through rhythmic and dance beats, without overlooking the caps, flows and walls of sound.

 With time, Altiplano developed a way to make their art unique and very personal, to create musical ambiences that not only linked you with a deep state of mind, but they are even able to transport the listener through space and time to the ancient Inca culture and their magic world. In Ronald’s words, “More important than song are landscapes”. Many of their concerts begin with a classic ceremonial sound and then evolve through rhythmic and dance beats, without overlooking the caps, flows and walls of sound. 
 


Con el tiempo fueron desarrollando un método único  y personal de crear arte, de crear ambientaciones musicales que crean conexiones no solo con otros estados mentales, sino que viajan a través del tiempo y el espacio hacia la cultura andina prehispanica ancestral y su mundo mágico. Como el mismo Ronald dice: “mas que canciones son paisajes”, su musica tiene la capacidad de transportar al escucha. Muchas de sus presentaciones comienzan con el clasico sonido ceremonial y evolucionabam hacia algo mas ritmico y dance, pero sin dejar de lado las capas , flujos y murllas sonoras..

Before they began to play live, both members of Altiplano had their own distinct musical and human experiences throughout individual lives, as perceived in events like a visit to the Marcahuasi Plateau in San Pedro de Casta (Perú) before recording the song "Ascencion". In that way Altiplano shaped its sound, not only through music but any possible experience, but between a well-shaped balance of the typical instruments of Andean Music like Quena de cerámica Chincha and Antara, pan flutes and the use of electronic elements like synths, samplers and laptops.

 


Antes que tocar en vivo, los dos miembros de altiplano fueron acumulando experiencias, tanto musicales como personales, un proceso a lo largo de su vida, como cuando Carlos cita el viaje a la meseta de Marcahuasi, en san pedro de casta, tras del cual grabarían el tema Ascensión.  Así Altiplano fue dando forma a su sonido, no solo a través de la música, sino de toda experiencia posible, entre un equilibrio bien cuidado entre instrumentos andinos como la  Quena de cerámica Chincha  y Antara, la Flauta de pan  y el uso de elementos tecnológicos como sintetizadores, samplers, y laptops.   

Transitions between Inca and ambient music, in constant balance, are something remarkable in every second of Altiplano's music. While the musical pieces from the duo’s first albums were longer, the sound in Altiplano’s more recent recordings is more concrete and direct. Nevertheless, their musical nature has not changed, they lead you through different landscapes and sensations, creating a journey accompanied by music, that is timeless and beyond space and rhythm, all created with ample freedom and spontaneity





Entre la música Incaica y el ambient, pero siempre en constante equilibrio, algo que se nota a cada momento de su música, ya sea en las piezas de sus primeros albums que eran mas largas, o su últimos sonido apuntando a piezas mas concretas, logrando de cualquier manera transmitir sensaciones y paisajes a través sonidos espontáneos, y mas que todo creando un viaje, atemporal, espacial y rítmico. la musica de Altiplano ha ido evolucionando a traves de los años, de los primeros jams improvisados, al trabajo mas maduro de los ultimos años,  pero siempre espontaneamente y con mucha libertad.

A travel between Inca Music and Ambient, in constant balance, something that you could notice in every second of Altiplano's music. The musical pieces from his first albums were longer, now in his recent recordings, Altiplano's sound is more concrete and direct, but his musical nature has not changed, they lead you trough different landscapes and sensations, creating a travel accompanied by music, out of time, space and rhythm, all created with much freedom spontaneity.

Altiplano- Caral EP (2012) 


En este EP se recopila el trabajo de muchas personas, el arte de tapa fue hecho por la marca argentina Colakuerno inspirada en gran parte por la música de la banda; en total son 5 temas, que comprenden los tres álbums de que la banda ha lanzado, cada tema mantiene su identidad musical pero propone algo distinto en cada sonido, lo que se busco fue reunir varias cosas a través del trabajo de las personas participes, juntos los temas logran una cohesión casi perfecta, proponen algo y logran crear una travesía musical que esperamos tengan el gusto de hacer....


This EP was also reviewed in my other blog “Latino América Shoegaze”, thanks to the efforts of many different persons. Their cover art was created by the Argentinian Independent Trademark Colakuerno, inspired by Altiplano's music. The EP consists of five songs selected from the band’s previous three album releases, each one of which is unique with its own identity, offering something different in terms of sound. So the idea of this latest release was to gather the diverse works of this dynamic duo, creating a mutual cohesion between these songs. So we hope you will also enjoy this musical journey.

1. El Llamado
2. El Capac Ñan
3. El Zenit
4. Valle de Lima
5. Runa





2 comentarios:

  1. You are really on a roll with this Musica Media blog! This is a wonderful and insightful article - thanks Jairo! You are doing a great job in sharing good music with the world!

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  2. I think this music needs to be marketed more. I had a hard time tracing some of the tracks and just basically gave up.

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