Durrand has managed to capture the essence of Brian Eno's early ambient work by focussing as much of the gaps in the sound as much as the sounds themselves. I, for one, am mesmerised by his ability to do this.
Here being another PIANO oriented release my favorite record labels are trying hard to convert me to enjoy an instrument that is not amongst my favorite. Philippe(day before us) Fraser(caught in the wake forever) next up Bruno Bavota on DRONARIVM. I tell you one thing I have been reading a bit more lately because of the BEAUTIFUL compositions leading more to the CLASSICAL AMBIENT. Thank You all for these PEACEFUL releases. Maybe I am on my way to liking the PIANO after all.
Federico Durand is a sound artist from Argentina. Since his debut album on Spekk (La siesta del ciprés) in 2010, he has been constantly releasing beautiful albums on labels such as Home Normal, Dauw, Own Records, Desire Path and White Paddy Mountain. Federico’s work includes lots of field recordings mixed in with guitar, piano, tape loops and many other organic sources.
Música para Manuel was originally made for cassette and sold out during Federico’s tour of Japan in 2014. The tape was limited to just two tracks but for us Federico has extended it into a full length and added 3 new tracks. The album is dedicated to Manuel Mellado, Federico’s grandfather who lost both his parents as a child and was, and still is, a very important presence in Federico’s life.
released March 13, 2015
Mastered by Wil Bolton, art direction by Ian M Hazeldine.