Thursday, 26 February 2015

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"Ardhanārīśvara"
Year:    2016
Country:    Mexico
City:    Merida
Artist:     Enrique Palma & Javier Beci
Label:    Human cross
Format:   CD
Edition:    50 copies
Tracks:    5
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise            Dark Ambient















"Human Cross" is a independent CD record label, that exists since 2001 in Sarajevo (Bosnia). After a long break again activate 2010.  "Human Cross Records" is product  of neue:urform (art squad for audio/visual media) and support bands/projects who experiment with conceptual sound (in form ov industrial, ambient, noise, drone, HNW, etc.). This time has been the turn to work with that mexican duet called misteriously XTUL. This duet have delivered another hauntingly mechanized full-length album which will leave a range of effects on all listeners, varying from trembling night terrors, violent fantasie and an overall coating of uncomfortableness. Enrique Palma and Javier Beci, the two conspirators behind XTUL, holds a huge passion for his musical craft and is notable for stemming multiple albums in a different vein, which also capture the various degrees of his unhinged fascinations and unnerving themes such as: ambient, drone, noise, field recordings, etc. The previous full-length release, 2014’s "Petrichor", gained slightly more recognition than most of XTUL’s previous releases. This time entitled with the also strange and misterious name "Ardhanarisvara", the band condensed its creativity in a only one 30 minutes track, full of deep and obscure dark ambient.
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"Petrichor"
Year:    2014
Country:    Mexico
City:    Merida
Artist:     Enrique Palma & Javier Beci
Label:    Beartown rec.
Format:    cassette
Edition:    55 copies
Tracks:    5
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Experimental              Field Recordings















This is not the first time I like a "Beartown Records" release and I am affraid it will not the last. In fact is normal and logic a label has a particular style or simply a concret musical taste. There are a lot of small labels in the underground universe which I like and these two english men are one of them. The newest release I discovered from it is this (for me) unknown duet from Merida (Mexico). Despite we have the same language and any problem to communicate us, I personally know very few the south-american scene, artists, labels, etc. So XTUL are not an exception. The project was founded in 2009 by two friends with similar musical tastes and interests: Enrique Palma & Javier Beci, and since then they have recorded five long albums, two EP´s and a CD compilation. I think is very positive the fact an artist, project or band doesn´t make a recording each month but the opposite, one per year or less. Like this, the first impression is these people are serious in its recordings and don´t release everything but just their best essays. Different from their CD´s releases, XTUL decided this time to make an awesome cassette which is not yet sold out, so If some one want to buy it can to write HERE and ask for it. I searched for Merida in the map, and it seem is placed in the Yucatan peninsula, in the middle of the rain forest and the tropical jungle. I mentioned this little curiosity because sometimes it seem this forest, climate, etc. could be an strong influence to these to experimental musicians when they start to make music, sounds, noises, etc. This release has nothing to do with big cities or factories but the opposite: forest, rain, trees, etc. I am since always a lover of nature and related (mountains, animals, etc.) and maybe for that reason I choose this XTUL recording as my favourite. If you have s"Petrichor"imilar tastes not about music but even about nature... I am sure you are going to like a lot this "Petrichor". With "Petrichor" mother earth is here next to us... enjoy its company. Bravo for XTUL .
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