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may 21st, 2013
|em records (japan) #em 1113 lp|
finis africæ “a last discovery • the essential recordings, 1984-2001” double long playing record set
- radio tarifa (tarifa radio)
- zoo zulu (zulu zoo)
- triciclos en la chopera (la chopera tricycles)
- pirulo, cambia cromos (pirulo exchange trading cards)
- segundos, segundos, segundos (seconds seconds seconds)
- luna (moon)
- los pobres del mundo tocan el bombo (poor people of the world play the bass drum)
- el abrazo de la selva (the jungle hug)
- los colores de mis botas (the colors of my boots)
- juana y rosalía (juana and rosalia)
- hybla (hybla)
- suite amazónica (amazonian suite)
- dança do corpo (dance of body)
- remontando el purus (going up the purus river)
- hassell, el oso hormiguero (hassell the anteater)
- el baile de sara (sara’s dance)
- masai mara (mara masai)
- bahía de los genoveses (the bay of genoa)
|may 2013 release ; ... double-lp compiling a selection of pieces across the seven-album discography of this spanish “fourth world” act, coming in somewhere between the machine-funk of 80’s material & jon hassell’s contemporaneous indulgences ...|
|em records press release...|
catalogue# : em1113dlp
artist : finis africæ (finis africae)
title : a last discovery: the essential recordings, 1984-2001
media : 2lp
+ first ever world release by the band outside of spain
+ compiled from seven albums from 1984-2001
+ 48khz / 24bit digitally remastered
+ liner notes written by ex-leader of the band, juan alberto arteche guel
+ spanish / english / japanese text
double 12" lp set in a gatefold jacket.
two bonus tracks. quality pressing + liner notes.
"finis africæ (or finis africae)". words redolent of mystery and myth, of europe looking out to new lands, new worlds, new times. and so it is with "a last discovery", the work of spaniard juan alberto arteche guel and his musical co-adventurers, recorded between 1984 and 2001. after fifteen years of musical success in spain with his band nuestro pequeño mundo, arteche was ready to experiment with new ideas, and with the purchase of a four-track reel-to-reel recorder he did so, exploring imaginary global music-worlds with a core of like-minded explorers. the group, dubbed "finis africæ" by jaa after reading umberto eco's "the name of the rose", where the term refers to forbidden books and hidden knowledge, released seven recordings over an eighteen-year period, the best of which are compiled here.
finis africae was part of the "new wave" of spanish music which gradually emerged after the end of the francoist regime. using modern electric instruments and traditional acoustic instruments from many cultures blended together via studio alchemy, a magic which grew even stronger with the acquisition of a sixteen-track recorder after their second release, finis africæ created an outward-looking musical multiverse, an unclassifiable amalgam encompassing elements of folk traditions from all over the world, skillfully and lovingly shaped into an inclusive pan-global whole. deeply influenced by african music, the group's reverberant, organic minimal funk will appeal to dj’s as well as all who yearn for the loving warmth that comes with the embrace of global possibilities.
with liner notes in spanish, english and japanese by jaa, "a last discovery" is available on cd and double vinyl (with two bonus tracks). this is the first release by finis africae outside of their native spain. come take a retrospective journey of discovery. new worlds await.