[eh?120]Ypsmael
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[eh?25]Papier Mache
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Orasique - Ixtlahuaca
C50 (Oaxaca, MX & D.F., MX)



Side A:
1. Cuando los vivos comenzaron a salir
2. Ganas de volver al corral
3. Me mato? un novillo
4. Oyo? alla? atra?s su propia voz

Side B:
1. Quie?n sabe que? clase de revoltosos sean
2. Aquello ya no tiene remedio
3. Las urgencias del cuerpo

bandcamp


Don Malfon - saxofón alto
Fernando Barrios - batería y objetos
Marco Albert - voz
Misha Marks - latarra

Captura: Thorvald Pazos
Mix + master: Marco Albert
Diseño grafico: Bryan Day

Grabado en la colonia Buenavista de S. Pedro Ixtlhuaca en el agosto 2020.

Reviews:
(Vital Weekly) What happens if you put four accomplished improvisers from around the world in a nice sounding room and let them record some music? This release is a possible outcome of that. Orasique is a free improvisation quartet. Misha Marks emigrated from New Zealand to Mexico and played the latarra on this release, a metal first aid kit transformed into a stringed instrument. The Italian of the group is Marco Albert, residing in Mexico for the time being. The drums and percussion instruments are courtesy of Fernando Barrios, hailing from El Salvador. Last but not least, there is Don Malfon from Catalonia on alto sax. The music here is short and sweet. No long-form improvised pieces, but almost songlike easy to digest music. Which doesn't mean boring, mind you, Marco Albert sounds at times as the voice of La Linea - the infamous Italian animated shorts from the early seventies -, sometimes on acid and sometimes as a long drone, as a Tibetan monk would chant without words. Misha Marks uses various techniques to get sounds out of his latarra. The same with Don Malfon. His alto squeaks and holds long notes. Fernando Barrios' thoughtful drumming accompanies all this. All musicians listen to each other attentively and leave enough space for each other to shape the music because it is music that is played, not noise for the sake of noise. The mixing and mastering were done by Marco Albert, who did a great job at that. A lot of details can be heard upon repeated listening. Interesting titles as well, all in Spanish. I am curious about what this group will release in the future. If you were ever afraid to enter the world of improvised music, this release would ease the dive into that extraordinary world. - MDS

(Disaster Amnesiac) Before Orasique's Ixtlahuaca even ended up in Disaster Amnesiac's possession, I was excited about it. Its orange jay card, emblazoned with what is clearly Bryan Day's asemic art work and listing of (to me) unfamiliar musicians provided the requisite intrigue. Suffice it to say I am happy to have listened to it. Orasique is a group made up of Don Malfon on alto saxophone, Fernando Barrios on drums, Marco Albert on vocals, and Misha Marks on iatarra, which is a home made electric guitar. Each of these elements battle it out on Ixtlahuaca's seven tracks, sometimes fiercely, as on Quien sabe que clase de revoltos sean, sometimes with more restraint, as on Oyo alla astra su propia voz. It's really fascinating to hear the various sounds of the iatarra; this instrument naturally has timbral characteristics of regular guitars, but its body seems to give it a very pleasing metallic flavor as Marks gets down on it. There are most assuredly spaces in which he develops regular "guitary" themes, but it's just that the iatarra often ups the ante on the "guitar as percussion instrument" hand, and in Misha's hands it often feels like an extension of Barrios' kit. Speaking of which, Fernando sounds as if he's assembled a set of drums that features various small elements, metal wrenches and cracked cymbals and junk shop busted head small tambors to go along with his traditional, very nicely resonant bass drum. His "all over" style skitters and scatters along during Las urgencias del cuerpo and Cuando los vivos comenzaron a salir, but he's not afraid to keep things bone simple, as on Oyo alla...., where he sounds like he's been studying Tony Williams' minimalist hi-hat on In A Silent Way. Marco Albert's vocalizing often brings images of crazed street corner prophets, but it's clear that he's also exploring the concept of voice as primary musical instrument. The small sound crevices and and burbling dada cadences of Cuando los vivos comenzaron a salir show this. His background in electronic music would seem to be a ground for these voice explorations. Don Malfon keeps a quieter profile throughout much of Ixtlahuaca, indeed he often seems to be content to let the other three dudes duke things out. That said, when he lets loose, it's clear that he has a point of view and a voice with which to show it. It seems clear that Don gets the whole group concept. His shredded ribbons of alto sound on Me mato un novillo are certainly worth the wait. Taken in as a whole, Ixtlahuaca is a juicy sound revel from a quartet that digs in and develops seven pieces of organic and compelling band-based Improvised Music. This release has an organic, loose feel that is never stuffy and academic, that's for sure. Listen, fellas, Disaster Amnesiac is living only about an hour or so away from Heroica Nogales. Any chance you could do a tour up that way? Listo! - Mark Pino

(Lost in A Sea Of Sound) eh? and Orasique are two electrons orbiting a nucleus of pure sonic energy. They have worked together, Orasique providing the sounds and eh? securing the platform for the sounds to be heard in a wider spectrum. In this edition of aural spirit, Orasique has collected seven tracks making the foundation of Ixtlahuaca. This album is uncovered seething radioactive noise. Structures have been discarded or melted away over time. What remains are four musicians connecting their vast experience, all gathered in an ammunition depot with a gunpowder trail fuse slowly burning to the center. The beauty of Ixtlahuaca is there is no explosion. With all the combustible energy in hand, this group of four artists skillfully skirts complete mayhem and delivers the thresholds of magnificent sounds. One of the most intriguing aspects of Ixtlahuaca is the use of voice. Marco Albert is credited with voz in the liner notes, an Italian musician with a flare for language and it's diversity. Fernando Barrios from El Salvador creates an asymmetrical palate of percussion and electronics. The deteriorating canvas held together by strings from Misha Marks, a New Zealand born guitarist who plays a latarra (a homemade electric guitar built from an old metallic first-aid kit). And the colorful splash of sound strokes on this sonic canvas are procured by Barcelona's Don Malfon, a saxophonist with a extensive history in creativity. There is no very good way to use words for description of the sound these four artists have created. The platform is completely free and together they hold cohesive discipline. The bandcamp notes say "free-improv quartet based in Mexico". I would add to this, raw clarity of untethered consciousness, their thoughts brought together by lifetimes of experience in making music. The connection they have made hovers in check with their abilities to be part of something, and not all of themselves. A complete submergence into a fantastic creation of sound. As stated above, Ixtlahuaca is released on the San Fransisco label eh? Cassettes are available from the Public Eyesore / eh? website or their bandcamp page. This is a release that grows better with each listen, and also unveils how talented these artists are, and are together. - Robot Rattle


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