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Asoma (Rises)

by Clan Caimán

Risco (Crag) 05:43


Clan Caimán returns to EM Records for their second album, continuing the instinctive evolution of their music: a wordless, timeless, gently pulsing and sweetly melodic soundworld, based on composer Emilio Haro’s vision of a band playing the music of an imaginary undiscovered ethnic group. Woven together by Haro’s self-made kalimbafón, a tuned percussion instrument, these five Argentinian musicians also use threads of lap steel, guitars, bass and percussion to knit their beyond-genre textures, seemingly ageless despite being recorded in December 2019. Available on CD, digital download and 12’’ LP, the latter cut at Berlin’s famed Dubplates and Mastering. “Asoma” is perfect music for imaginary voyages during travel-restricted times.


アルゼンチンのマルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト作家、エミリオ・アロが「架空の部族の奏でる音楽を空想する」というコンセプトで結成した5人編成のバンド、クラン・カイマン(和名:カイマン族)。デビュー作『Clan Caimán』(2018)は、ハイラマズ、VIDEOTAPEMUSIC、トータス、トミー・ゲレロ、マーティン・デニー好きなどに幅広く聞かれるアルバムだった。注目の2作目である本作『Asoma (英語でRises)』でもカリンバを改造したアロの創作楽器<カリンバフォン>がアンサンブルの要となって地域不明のエスニシティーを匂わせるが、高いミュージシャンシップを持つアルゼンチンの演奏者達をして前作以上に抑制を課した編曲と演奏には<故意の退化>という方向での進化(深化)が聞き取れる。「ヴォーカルもシンバルもファンファーレもありません」とアロ自身が説明するように、8つの楽曲には気を引く派手な編曲や和声進行上のクライマックスを捨て去った上でのメトロエスニシティー感覚が、その演奏の音場には怪しい生暖かさと催眠性が充満する。高湿度の空気を封じ込めた装丁デザインは今回もSebastian DuranとIan Kornfeld。


released March 19, 2021

Performed and arranged by Clan Caimán

Emilio Haro: kalimbafon
Gonzalo Córdoba: lap steel / baritone guitar
Diego Voloschín: percussion
Facundo Gómez: electric guitar
Claudio Iuliano: bass

Produced and mixed by Emilio Haro at Radiaciones Armónicas (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Recorded and premastered by Feco Escofet at Mawi on December 2019 (Maschwitz, Argentina)

Mastered and LP cutting by Anne Taegert at Dubplates & Matering

1, 2, 3, 4, 6 composed by Emilio Haro
5, 7, 8 composed by Clan Caimán

Cover art: Sebastian Duran and Ian Kornfeld

(c) Clan Caimán (p) 2021 EM Records


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