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A Last Discovery: The Essential Recordings, 1984​-​2001

by Finis Africae フィニス・アフリカエ

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    2020 repress / new price. Double 12" LP set. Gatefold sleeve. Spanish / English / Japanese liner notes. Two vinyl only bonus tracks.

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スパニッシュNEW WAVE~アンビエント~プログレッシヴ・ミュージックの奇跡、フィニス・アフリカエのミステリアスな足跡を追った世界初コンピレーション。ジョン・ハッセルのファンにも大スイセンです。

フィニス・アフリカエは、ヌエストロ・ペケーニョ・ムンドというバンドで活躍したホワン・アルベルト・アルテシェ・グエルが1980年代初頭に組織したユニットで、固定メンバーを持たず、作品制作を重視したスタジオ・プロジェクトだ。ミステリアスな名前はウンベルト・エーコの小説『薔薇の名前』に登場する秘密の書庫に由来する。(「アフリカエ」はヨーロッパでの「アフリカ」の古称。「フィニス」を付けると最果ての未知の場所といったニュアンスが生まれる。)

本作は1stアルバム『Prima Travesía(First Journey)』(1984) 、2nd『Un día en el parque (A Day in the Park) 』(1985) 、ジョン・ハッセッルそのものの3rd『Amazonía』(1990) を主軸に6枚のアルバムからコンパイル。

フィニス・アフリカエの音楽はアフリカ大陸、現代ヨーロッパ、スペインの土着が混合した「第四世界」であり、その時代感覚を超越したような音を聞けば、現在の音楽フリークやDJ達に再発見されてきた事実も十分頷ける。また数多くの楽器を駆使して極めて繊細に作り込まれた音には、アフリカ音楽とヨーロピアン・トラッドを折衷したような美的感覚と精神性を宿している。

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released March 20, 2018

"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 Afriae 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 Africae 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 DJs as well as all who yearn for the loving warmth that comes with the embrace of global possibilities.

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