Federico Durand : "Pavel"
label : Pudú : Argentina ~ Self release
artwork : The image is a detail from a charity seal made by Lotte Reiniger.
design : Lucía Mancilla Prieto & Federico Durand.
release date : January 20th. 2017
cat : Pudú 3
format : Digital ~ A very limited cassette-souvenir edition will be available only during my concerts in Japan, March 2017.
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Note: I have changed the second track. This new piece is more representative of the spirit of Pavel.
This album is a musical approach to traditional children stories, which have a circular narrative, innocent and eerie at the same time. A haunting aura caught me while I was recording this music, in the attic of my home in La Cumbre, at dusk, as a fairy tale. Every piece of "Pavel" could be a company for rainy days, a train journey, in a park, walking under the stars after work, or during a nap: its melodies almost hypnotic will guide you towards to a dream state, as if you were inside your own legend of the forest.
Federico Durand : ARP Odyssey, Auris Lyre, acoustic guitar, El Capistan, Count To Five, Roland Space Echo RE-201, Electro Harmonix 2880, tape-loops, bells, keys, black pencil, contact and condenser microphones & small wooden-frog.
Durand makes great work with whatever he is using- from tinkling, childlike wanderings to dusty drones, he projects his inner self- and this is no exception. Using a limited palette, he makes gorgeous lines that interweave and mutate...this work is not unlike a great painter who decides to make a series with a charcoal stick, two pencils and a watercolor pad...... editions vaché