21 7月

[PN045] Mika Martini y Amigos – Mestizo Retocado

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Track List:

01. “Iniciación” (El Lazo Invisible Remix)
02. “Matorrales” (Tonossepia Remix)
03. “Procesión” (Materia Prima Remix”)
04. “MTRLS” (2008) (Gerardo Figueroa Remix)
05. “Matorrales” (Anders Blickmann Remix)
06. “Toc_11” (Francisco Pinto No Sugar Remix)
07. “Toc_11” (juegos diana – insert coin bonus track phk_ streching)
08. “Huayno del fin de los tiempos” (Usted No! Remix)
09. “Whyno” (Doma Tornados Remix)
10. “Whyno” (El Remolón Remix)
11. “Mika – Whyno” (Anders Blickmann Wayñu Remis)
12. “Despedida” (Lluvia Acida Remix)

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Review by Mika Martini (Santiago, Chile, Jun. 2009)

Before moving on to something new – or, better said, moving deep into darkness and adventure in this sound working I’ve been into, I felt it was time for a last “turn of the screw“ to melodies and sounds that have accompanied me the last couple of years… “Mestizo [pn014]” allowed me to open up an important path in my music work – thanks to it, I was able to meet new places, lots of people, and many talented, creative musicians, always welcoming it warmly and with good rapport. Now, this stands as a cherished but distant place, and, as a “waving goodbye” act, I invited a bunch of those friends to use this material the way I used it: absolutely free.

Instead of talking about the music, I would prefer to say a few words about my fellows – who, finally, played (with) these tracks: we start with El Lazo Invisible’s version for “Iniciación”… many adventures we went through in Tijuana, Mexicali, Valparaíso, and Lima, having some tacos de ostiones and emparedados de jamón, plus loads of MSN chatting… a real genius the man is. Next, there’s “Matorrales” by Tonossepia: I met him years ago, demo in hand, in some club here in Santiago. Since then, I’ve became very respectful of this restless and outspoken rhythm maker – grande “Tono”. Then, we hear “Procesión”, filled with Materia Prima and his “Jaiva Trigger”’ breakbeat – this is a device he showed us during a “Chiste” session in Ñuñoa. Víctor and his machine. Víctor, a real cultural animator, always positive and energized. “MTRLS”, in Gerardo Figueroa’s hands, mutates and surprises, just like when we did that first-third radio show pilot together – is there any piece of information freed from GFR’s privileged memory?… Now we move into a new “Matorrales” version, this time by Anders Blickmann, citizen from Portugal I haven’t met personally yet, though I’m sure I will, for his love of music and his remixer qualities have surprised me many times – a new, wonderful feature of today’s social networks’… Francisco Pinto comes up with his version for “Toc_11”, loaded with synths, just like that demo he brought called “Warm Milk [pn020]”, waiting for us to listen to it. Francisco, and his long-time-remembered “Pizza Bar-B-Q”. Francisco and his always nice, warm sounding… But “Toc_11” has a B-side, this time by “Phk”, “death foley”, or whatever alias Felipe Conejeros picks up for the occasion; Felipe and his projects, always interesting, always taking me… us, to new territory.

Let’s stop here for a minute: we’re listening to “Huayno del fin de los tiempos”, by Usted No!, from my friend Claudio Pérez (hence the “Mika Martini y Amigos” heading). We’ve been acquainted with Claudio since those times I used to run away from stage, in order not to play… now he’s one of the forces behind what I am as a musician… Remember the time we were in Krakow, starvingly eating those Shawarmas while a light snow began to fall?… Now we’re listening to Doma Tornados’ “Whyno”, a new project by Tanox, whom we met via his remarkable “Astronomía de Balcón [pn026]” – we’ll have some Sangría drinks when we met in Barcelona in a (near) future. Then comes “Whyno” by El Remolón, grande Remolón, one of the characters who gave Pueblo Nuevo a new color, we spent a wonderful time celebrating the label’s Third Anniversary, after burying my father, who had died just days before… But tracklist keeps on rollin’, and Anders Blickmann is back again with his own “Whyno” version, with more groove, more energetic, for blowing the blues away and keeping head up high. The end comes with Lluvia Acida’ “Despedida”, a farewell that, at the same time, is always an invitation to meet again, for Rafael and Héctor, despite living in the farthest south of the continent, are part of my musical history… we share more than just a lean towards rescuing our ancestors’ sounds: we share a dream… and more than just a project! Lluvia Acida is the beginning and the end of this adventure; to them, and to all fellows who have shared all these years with me, this work is dedicated. Salud!