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Manongo Mujica // Ritual sonoro para ruinas circulares LP

Manongo Mujica // Ritual sonoro para ruinas circulares 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 record released in November 2023 by Peruvian experimental musician/percussionist Manongo Mujica.

Contains 9 ritualistic strange beats to drone songs inspired by Borges's masterpiece "The Ruins of the Circle".

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Peruvian composer/percussionist/painter Manongo Mujica is based on a rereading of Jorge Luis Borges's famous story "The Ruins of the Circus," which depicts one of his great interests: the deserts of the Peruvian coast. , takes a new look at the prehistoric rituals seen there. Over the years, impressions of these places have mobilized a deeply personal aesthetic that stems from understanding the desert as a space for inner listening and the huaka, a ritual center, as a representation of the mystical. .

The album's history dates back to 1974, when a young Manongo Mujica and his best friend Rafael Hastings set out on a journey to the ruins of Sechin in Casma, north of Lima. That journey culminated in Hastings' experimental film "El incondicionado desocultamiento, cuatro cortometrajes sobre el hecho de desaparecer" (four short films about unconditional unconcealment and disappearance). Since then, Manongo Mujica has constantly visited Casma, visiting sites such as the ruins of Chanquillo and Las Aldas, dating back 4 and 2300 years ago, respectively, which functioned as astronomical observatories and were closely associated with sowing and harvesting. I was surprised to see other sites that were active. Similarly, the 4000-year-old archaeological complex of Tucume in Chiclayo, north of Lima, has become a permanent visitor site.

These three sacred sites define the ritual route that Manongo Mujica has traveled over the years, and now that he has reread Borges' story, he understands it as a destination. In this story, a man from the sea dreams of another man, like a demiurge, at the foot of a ruined temple. Here, Manongo Mujica takes on the adventure of creating music for a story that takes place in a parallel world where a man's dreams take place at the foot of Huaca.

"Ritual sonoro para ruinas circulares" [Sound Ritual for Circular Ruins] is a synthesis, an amalgam of sounds and dreams, Manongo Mujica's definitive album about soundscapes and her special vision of the desert Will. Departing from the heritage of meditative and ethnic music, avant-garde jazz and improvisation, we introduce a variety of drum and percussion rhythms (wudu, djembe, gong, cajon, seed, Chinese bell, etc.), field recordings, sound montages, dense You are transported into a strange sonic world based on reverberation, a gloomy, immersive and hypnotic environment, and a solitary, penetrating cello (played by Phil Uno). Crescendos, panpipes, and ceremonial voices (performed by Gabriela Ezeta), using electroacoustic processes (performed by Norwegian Terje Evensen), create a grand ritual atmosphere.

The Ritual sonoro para ruinas circulares experience is complemented and culminated with a film directed by Victor Checa and Diego Sendra. Shot on 16mm film, the film depicts Mujica visiting three destinations (Las Aldas, Chanquillo, and Tucume) during a ritual reminiscent of a Borges story. "

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.

tracklist:

1. Viaje al templo del fuego 02:55
2. Ritual de escucha circular 02:42
3. El sonido del sueño 06:29
4. Ritual del hombre que sueña 04:47
5. Despertar dentro del sueño 03:37
6.Obertura para Las Aldas 04:57
7. 06:39
8. Ritual para Chankillo 05:19
9. La quietud de la Huaca 03:15

Text excerpt by Buh Records:

"Based on the rereading of the famous tale by Jorge Luis Borges “The Circular Ruins”, the Peruvian composer, percussionist and painter, Manongo Mujica, takes a new look at some of his great obsessions: the desert on the coast of Peru and the pre -Hispanic ceremonials found there. For years the impressions of these places have mobilized a very personal aesthetic, arising from understanding the desert as a space for inner listening, and the ceremonial centers or huacas, as the representation of a mystery.

The history of this album dates back to 1974, when a young Manongo Mujica and his close friend Rafael Hastings began a journey to the ruins of Sechín, in Casma, north of Lima. That trip resulted in Hastings' experimental film “El incondicionado desocultamiento, Since then, Mujica's trips to Casma were constant, amazed by other archaeological sites such as those of Chankillo and Las Aldas, 2,300 and 4,000 thousand years old , respectively, and whose functions included serving as astronomical observatories, an activity Closely related to related to sowing and harvesting. Similarly, the archaeological complex of Túcume, located in Chiclayo, north of Lima, 2,700 years old, became another place of permanent visit.

These three sacred places have articulated a ceremonial route that Mujica has traveled for years, and that, after re-reading Borges' tale, he now understands it as a destination. In this tale the story is told of a man who came from the sea and who, like a demiurge, at the foot of a ruined temple, dreams of another man. Manongo Mujica here takes on the adventure of creating the music for a story that takes place in a parallel universe, where that man's dream occurs at the foot of a huaca."

Artist: Manongo Mujica

Label: Buh Records

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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 record released in November 2023 by Peruvian experimental musician/percussionist Manongo Mujica.

Contains 9 ritualistic strange beats to drone songs inspired by Borges's masterpiece "The Ruins of the Circle".

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Peruvian composer/percussionist/painter Manongo Mujica is based on a rereading of Jorge Luis Borges's famous story "The Ruins of the Circus," which depicts one of his great interests: the deserts of the Peruvian coast. , takes a new look at the prehistoric rituals seen there. Over the years, impressions of these places have mobilized a deeply personal aesthetic that stems from understanding the desert as a space for inner listening and the huaka, a ritual center, as a representation of the mystical. .

The album's history dates back to 1974, when a young Manongo Mujica and his best friend Rafael Hastings set out on a journey to the ruins of Sechin in Casma, north of Lima. That journey culminated in Hastings' experimental film "El incondicionado desocultamiento, cuatro cortometrajes sobre el hecho de desaparecer" (four short films about unconditional unconcealment and disappearance). Since then, Manongo Mujica has constantly visited Casma, visiting sites such as the ruins of Chanquillo and Las Aldas, dating back 4 and 2300 years ago, respectively, which functioned as astronomical observatories and were closely associated with sowing and harvesting. I was surprised to see other sites that were active. Similarly, the 4000-year-old archaeological complex of Tucume in Chiclayo, north of Lima, has become a permanent visitor site.

These three sacred sites define the ritual route that Manongo Mujica has traveled over the years, and now that he has reread Borges' story, he understands it as a destination. In this story, a man from the sea dreams of another man, like a demiurge, at the foot of a ruined temple. Here, Manongo Mujica takes on the adventure of creating music for a story that takes place in a parallel world where a man's dreams take place at the foot of Huaca.

"Ritual sonoro para ruinas circulares" [Sound Ritual for Circular Ruins] is a synthesis, an amalgam of sounds and dreams, Manongo Mujica's definitive album about soundscapes and her special vision of the desert Will. Departing from the heritage of meditative and ethnic music, avant-garde jazz and improvisation, we introduce a variety of drum and percussion rhythms (wudu, djembe, gong, cajon, seed, Chinese bell, etc.), field recordings, sound montages, dense You are transported into a strange sonic world based on reverberation, a gloomy, immersive and hypnotic environment, and a solitary, penetrating cello (played by Phil Uno). Crescendos, panpipes, and ceremonial voices (performed by Gabriela Ezeta), using electroacoustic processes (performed by Norwegian Terje Evensen), create a grand ritual atmosphere.

The Ritual sonoro para ruinas circulares experience is complemented and culminated with a film directed by Victor Checa and Diego Sendra. Shot on 16mm film, the film depicts Mujica visiting three destinations (Las Aldas, Chanquillo, and Tucume) during a ritual reminiscent of a Borges story. "

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

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

12 "black vinyl.

tracklist:

1. Viaje al templo del fuego 02:55
2. Ritual de escucha circular 02:42
3. El sonido del sueño 06:29
4. Ritual del hombre que sueña 04:47
5. Despertar dentro del sueño 03:37
6.Obertura para Las Aldas 04:57
7. 06:39
8. Ritual para Chankillo 05:19
9. La quietud de la Huaca 03:15

Text excerpt by Buh Records:

"Based on the rereading of the famous tale by Jorge Luis Borges “The Circular Ruins”, the Peruvian composer, percussionist and painter, Manongo Mujica, takes a new look at some of his great obsessions: the desert on the coast of Peru and the pre -Hispanic ceremonials found there. For years the impressions of these places have mobilized a very personal aesthetic, arising from understanding the desert as a space for inner listening, and the ceremonial centers or huacas, as the representation of a mystery.

The history of this album dates back to 1974, when a young Manongo Mujica and his close friend Rafael Hastings began a journey to the ruins of Sechín, in Casma, north of Lima. That trip resulted in Hastings' experimental film “El incondicionado desocultamiento, Since then, Mujica's trips to Casma were constant, amazed by other archaeological sites such as those of Chankillo and Las Aldas, 2,300 and 4,000 thousand years old , respectively, and whose functions included serving as astronomical observatories, an activity Closely related to related to sowing and harvesting. Similarly, the archaeological complex of Túcume, located in Chiclayo, north of Lima, 2,700 years old, became another place of permanent visit.

These three sacred places have articulated a ceremonial route that Mujica has traveled for years, and that, after re-reading Borges' tale, he now understands it as a destination. In this tale the story is told of a man who came from the sea and who, like a demiurge, at the foot of a ruined temple, dreams of another man. Manongo Mujica here takes on the adventure of creating the music for a story that takes place in a parallel universe, where that man's dream occurs at the foot of a huaca."

Artist: Manongo Mujica

Label: Buh Records