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Martia Pelepsi: Somatic postrock

Martia Pelepsi - A Silent Summer

Un Verano Silencioso is translated from Spanish A Silent Summer. The album Un Verano Silencioso is the debut release by the Chilean somatic postrock- project Martia Pelepsi. The band is a personal project of the musician and producer Carlos Torrejón. All instruments, samples, loops and effects by Carlos Torrejón -Turk154. The tracks were recorded with a cell phone to keep as faithful as possible the feeling of confinement, anguish and claustrophobia of the months of A Silent Summer.

The project of the Chilean musician Carlos Torrejón, includes 6 instrumental cuts recorded in his home studio. Torrejónwas  born in Concepcion, Chile, and lived since 2007 in the city of Santiago. He has been making noise since the mid-1990s, being part of several experimental groups, among which are Lovecraft, Fosfeno and Am Battom.

This last group had him in his ranks until the end of 2011. From that moment he focuses on other areas of music, writing in media, organizing festivals and providing advice to new groups of the local scene.

This is how in the middle of 2017 in Carlos Torrejón`s, mind the idea of creating a new project begins to decant, this time with compositions focused in a different way to the work developed with his previous bands. A year later, and after fruitless meetings with former colleagues, he decided to start the pre-production and composition of a new album, this time in solo format under the moniker Martia Pelepsi.

In an impromptu study in his department of Santiago, and surrounded by the confinement and the heat that suffocates the city, he began the task of structuring and recording his compositions. To do this, and in order to transmit the minimalism and simplicity of an anguishing recording, captured the guitars and string instruments with the help of a cellphone microphoneand Adobe Audition audio editing software. The recording, mixing and mastering of the new material is done intermittently between November 2018 and November 2019.

In mid-October of this year, as a result of the situation that his country begins to live, Torrejón decides, with a series of recorded tracks, to give a twist to the ideas and compositions creating more themes with the resolution of transmitting what he lives. The streets and houses of aconvulsed Chile. Thus, titles such as Templrada De Luciernagas Season Of Fireflies), name that alludes to the barricades, Hombre

Everything concludes and begins in Un Verano Silencioso (A Silent Summer), debut album consisting of six instrumental tracks, with a total duration of 54:30 minutes, which organize according to their rhythms seek to transmit different moods to the listener. That is why the musician is called work done with Martia Pelepsi as a somatic post-rock. On the album you can see electronic elements, drum machines inspired by hip hop from the 80s and 90s, and the dub step. . In addition, post-punk elements, runaway guitars inspired by the indie and lo fi of the nineties, and epic passages that could well drink drinking from the British shoegaze.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (3955 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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