/Beyond/ - 'Frecuencias Ancestrales' [ETXLP004]
Teaser by Pedro Maia
A2 Tepectli Monamictlan
B4 Izmictlan Apochcalolca
'Frecuencias Ancestrales' is a brand new audio visual collaboration between /Beyond/ and Pedro Maia exploring Mexico's ancestral sounds and pre-Hispanic cultures from the
point of view of two creators of audiovisual arts of the 21st century.
Their debut album - produced by /Beyond/ with co-production from Oscar Carillo and described by the artists as the 'Ancient Sound of Mexico' - comes in the form of a 9-track limited edition transparent vinyl LP with each track referencing the 9 different phases that make up the Mitclán, the underworld of Aztec mythology. The album features unique collaborations with indigenous Chichimeca Jonaz musicians, pre-Hispanic poet Nestor Vargas and instrumentalist Oscar Carillo, modular synthesist Leo Méndez and ancient Nahuatl mantras by Humberto Alvarez.
'Frecuencias Ancestrales' is a journey of intense emotions both melancholic and raw. It is a synthesis between ancient ritual music and the repetitive rhythms of modern electronic musical styles.
The album ships with a limited edition fanzine documenting the project, designed by Cannibalism Studio. The essential moments are reflected, such as the collaborations with the Chichimeca Jonaz musicians, featuring the fantastic photographic material of Teresa Espadafor. The fanzine is produced with permission of all involved.
'Frecuencias Ancestrales' is released on February 25th on limited edition transparent vinyl & digital with artwork by Cannibalism Studio, photography by Teresa Espadafor and design by Goldmoth Media. Mastered by Dominic at Declared Sound. Distributed by Rubadub.
FULL PRESS TEXT (PDF) BY NATASA G. (TALES OF PSYCHOFONIA)
FRECUENCIAS ANCESTRALES // LIVE AV
'FRECUENCIAS ANCESTRALES' is a live audiovisual project by /Beyond/ & Pedro Maia that explores Mexico's ancestral sounds and pre-Hispanic cultures from the point of
view of two creators of audiovisual arts of the 21st century.
The footage for the visuals were shot in Mexico in analogue format with a super 8 camera. Ritual scenes were captured that collect socio-historical and folk cultural factors and traces that can still be found in Mexico today. In the live, performance setting the an audiovisual piece is created in a collaborative experimental process carried beyond dance music.
This is a romantic way of perceiving current music, introducing ancestral elements and their power over the senses of human beings. Thus we enter the scenes of the Mexican rituals, where a unique and intense duality emerges, which is still unresolved today.
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