Review of A Traves Del Espejo [12k1085]

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oma This is the ninth album of Argentinian composer Federico Durand based around the city of Córdoba, who also co-found Melodía, together with Japanese Tomoyoshi Date. “A Través del Espejo” (“Through the Mirror”) is the debut album on New York label 12k run by Taylor Deupree, renowned artist of experimental electronic music. Formerly, co-founder of Instinct Records label who hold a wide discography with solo works and collaborations.

Federico met Taylor Deupree in a tour to Japan and they struck up a friendship that bore fruit with the publication of this release. The intimate character of Federico’s music conjures up nostalgia; his childhood, his daughter (heard in “Time To Sleep”), family, friends and natural environment. From loops and layers of sounds made by homemade instruments and processors recorded on cassette, Federico has painstakingly developed as if sculpted small sounds, sticking sparkles, precious timbres, crackles and interesting nuances. The simplicity of the melody shows that are required few notes to make beautiful music and evocative.

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