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Ale Hop & Laura Robles // Agua Dulce LP

Ale Hop & Laura Robles // Agua Dulce LP

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We have received works from Buh Records, an experimental label specializing in Latin America from Lima, Peru.

This work is a co-produced record released in April 2023 by Peruvian instrument makers Ale Hop and Laura Robles.

Contains 9 songs of indigenous strange beats made by self-made cajon.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Buh Records releases available at Tobira.

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12" black vinyl. Edition of 300.

tracklist:

1. Son de los diablos 03:08
2. Lamento 05:59
3. Agua Dulce 04:44
4. Defensoras del morro 05:26
5. Huayco 04:34
6. El fenómeno de la niña 03:25
7. Catalogo de aves de la costa 01:33
8. Fuga en Alcatraz 07:25
9. Calato 03:39

Text excerpt by Buh Records:

"...With a foundation informed by decolonialism and organology, 'Agua Dulce' is a radical deconstruction of traditional rhythms of the Peruvian coast, in which the cajón instrument plays a central role.

'Agua Dulce' is named after the most popular beach in Lima, near where both artists lived during their childhood, houses apart, without ever meeting one another. Now, years later, the pair have joined forces, with Robles on a self-built electric cajón and Cárdenas on electric guitar and electronics. Together they explore rhythmical structures that form the backbone of the complex Afro-Peruvian music and dance traditions – a broad term used for the various musical developments that occurred in the last two centuries, at the shores of the Peruvian Pacific.

The cajón originated in coastal Peru as a percussion instrument that the black slaves created from wooden fruit boxes, when foot drums were banned at the end of the Spanish colonial-era, in the 19th century.

From its birth the cajón was a symbol of resistance, experimentation and transformation, so Robles and Cárdenas strive to maintain the instrument's spirit and qualities by pushing the boundaries of its sound into the future., although buzzing with an intense voltage and proffering a fresh contribution to modern experimental/noise/low fi/percussive music, the duo's mission isn't merely capturing something sonically futuristic, but is primarily concerned with shaking off the dust:
“These rhythms have become ossified nowadays, heard in Peruvian folklore shows, and on the 'global music' circuit, but our desire is to experiment and do something more radical with them, connecting to the instruments more radical past”, comments Cárdenas.

The two musicians take the pulses of dances like Landó, Zamacueca, Festejo, Alcatraz, Lamento and Son de los diablos, electrifying and mutating them into pure textures, or reinforcing the physical character of the cajón through repetition and distortion."

Artist: Ale Hop & Laura Robles

Label: Buh Records

CAT No: BR176

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We have received works from Buh Records, an experimental label specializing in Latin America from Lima, Peru.

This work is a co-produced record released in April 2023 by Peruvian instrument makers Ale Hop and Laura Robles.

Contains 9 songs of indigenous strange beats made by self-made cajon.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Buh Records releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

12" black vinyl. Edition of 300.

tracklist:

1. Son de los diablos 03:08
2. Lamento 05:59
3. Agua Dulce 04:44
4. Defensoras del morro 05:26
5. Huayco 04:34
6. El fenómeno de la niña 03:25
7. Catalogo de aves de la costa 01:33
8. Fuga en Alcatraz 07:25
9. Calato 03:39

Text excerpt by Buh Records:

"...With a foundation informed by decolonialism and organology, 'Agua Dulce' is a radical deconstruction of traditional rhythms of the Peruvian coast, in which the cajón instrument plays a central role.

'Agua Dulce' is named after the most popular beach in Lima, near where both artists lived during their childhood, houses apart, without ever meeting one another. Now, years later, the pair have joined forces, with Robles on a self-built electric cajón and Cárdenas on electric guitar and electronics. Together they explore rhythmical structures that form the backbone of the complex Afro-Peruvian music and dance traditions – a broad term used for the various musical developments that occurred in the last two centuries, at the shores of the Peruvian Pacific.

The cajón originated in coastal Peru as a percussion instrument that the black slaves created from wooden fruit boxes, when foot drums were banned at the end of the Spanish colonial-era, in the 19th century.

From its birth the cajón was a symbol of resistance, experimentation and transformation, so Robles and Cárdenas strive to maintain the instrument's spirit and qualities by pushing the boundaries of its sound into the future., although buzzing with an intense voltage and proffering a fresh contribution to modern experimental/noise/low fi/percussive music, the duo's mission isn't merely capturing something sonically futuristic, but is primarily concerned with shaking off the dust:
“These rhythms have become ossified nowadays, heard in Peruvian folklore shows, and on the 'global music' circuit, but our desire is to experiment and do something more radical with them, connecting to the instruments more radical past”, comments Cárdenas.

The two musicians take the pulses of dances like Landó, Zamacueca, Festejo, Alcatraz, Lamento and Son de los diablos, electrifying and mutating them into pure textures, or reinforcing the physical character of the cajón through repetition and distortion."

Artist: Ale Hop & Laura Robles

Label: Buh Records

CAT No: BR176