“terra d’água” by Luís Antero, featuring @c

terra d'água
“terra d’água” is the newest release by Luís Antero in Galaverna, featuring a remix by @c (Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais).

Luís Antero is a sound artist from Portugal, of the regions of Beira Serra and Serra da Estrela, and uses field recordings giving primacy to natural and traditional sounds. The places visited by Antero (old water mills, the hydroelectric power plant in Vila Cova Coelheira, the river bed Alvoco) represent the common thread of a narrative investigation suspended between ethno-territorial and political-ecological practices, in which evocative elements coupled with a poetic approach add a special charm to the “concrete” experience of listening to field recordings.

The results of this investigation, concentrated in the opening title track, are echoed in Noventa and Sete (para Luís Antero) in which Carvalhais and Tudela elaborate a set of “agricultural sounds” collected by Antero (“without altering the tone nor the identity”, as Carvalhais writes) and deconstruct/reassemble rhythms in a refined way. An organic soundscape, “populated by dynamic entities”, gradually emerges, with each element acquiring an amplified acoustic thickness, multiplied till it becomes lost, almost as in the echo of distant singing. All these elements materialize into a vanishing point “suddenly, as at the end of the rainy season”.

Get “terra d’água” as a free download from Galaverna.

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