new to stock as of
august 23rd, 2006
|lucky kitchen (spain) #lk 027 cd|
alejandra & aeron “porto (folklore fragments volume 2)” compact disc
- fishing in foz.
- vegetable seller - mercado do bolhao.
- amolador - mercado do bolhao.
- bugiadas in sobrado.
- mouriscada in sobrado.
- boat horns in afurada
- procession in povoa de varzim.
- . celebration and/or protest in são joão de frende
- santo padroeiro - ajuda-nos!
- portugal beats england.
- joaquim nogueira e filho.
- domingos martins machado.
- domingos plays cavaquinho.
- broa de avintes.
- tile factory in aveiro.
- wine testing.
- filling an oak barrel
- rita and adriano.
- domingos plays cavaquinho.,
|lucky kitchen press release...|
|porto (folklore fragments volume 2) alejandra & aeron|
an audio portrait: we spent two months in and around porto, portugal looking for sounds of folk life. searching out florid and fluid sounds in cafes, seaside villages, bakeries, wine-cellars, social clubs, churches, mountain slopes, shopping centers, (and so much more), we selected the final tracks with great care. there are two opposing spirits visibly at work here: the old idealized past of the port city that gave its name to the country, and the new budding european metropolis whose football club f.c. porto became only the second team to win the uefa cup and european cup in successive seasons.
the research method in our search was to avoid distinctions between folklore and contemporary culture. while the work is research-based and draws on several disciplines such as folklore preservation, anthropology, or documentary, we stepped carefully around these genres and instead followed our own code of working. we did not suggest an "anything goes" pluralist view of folklore. however, folklore is certainly more urban, complex, and layered than the pastoralists would suggest. we are attracted to the old and weathered, so our hunt led us more often to ancient, crumbling, tile-covered buildings than the new glass and marble malls springing up all over the region. we did not avoid newness in our path: many lovely and diacritic recordings of contemporary life made it to the final cut, often as telling background sounds.
although we attempted to sketch a portrait of the city, we really described our own incomplete experiences in it. we sought harmonic moments where our own subjective understanding of a particular experience translated into persuading audio fragments. background research can give direction, but the unexpected comes to any project. because our definition remained open and analytic, our search was really for compelling recordings. this was not an exhaustive exercise.
the cd is divided into the following sections:
1. tracks 1-5: quotidian traditions.
2. tracks 6-13: celebration and ritual.
3. tracks 14-21: elaboration
4. tracks 21-24: music preservation
however, many tracks enter more than one category.