Artist's Intro: This release represents a snippet in time between 2006-2007 when I was first utilizing samples in my own work.
These songs were compiled throughout a 9 month period in which I lived in three different cities in the Southeastern United States (Mobile, AL, Madisonville, LA & New Orleans, LA).
At the time I was very much influenced by IDM, R&B, Hip-Hop, breackore, early dancehall, mashups, emo, exotic sounds and pretty much anything a little bit out of the ordinary.
The double release, Poesía... eres tú / 813 Toledano, is a product of having fun with something new.
Side A’s title comes from the poem Rima XXI - ¿Qué es poesía? by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. You can read it here: www.ciudadseva.com/textos/poesia/esp/becquer/rimyley/21.htm
Side B is called 813 Toledano after the address of the small shotgun house I shared with a few friends in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans, USA.
Composition-wise, samples play a large part in the makeup of the material. I was limited to the sounds I could produce on bass guitar and synthesizer at home, so I naturally reached for my collection of MP3’s for inspiration.
In some cases the samples are the basis of the track and at other times they are just sprinkled on top for nostalgia. After almost a decade and 4-5 computers later this is my best attempt to recall the references I chose to use then:
IDM,R&B, Hip-Hop, breackore, early dancehall, mashups, emo还有任何奇异的音乐对我当时都是一种特别的影响。
《Poesía... eres tú / 813 Toledano》做这张专辑的想法就是特别简单，觉得好玩，想试一下新鲜的东西。
专辑A面的名字灵感是来自 Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer 的《Rima XXI》，你可以在这个链接阅读更多关于这首诗歌。
Mixing & Mastering: thruoutin
Album Art: Robert De Vay
Curation: Mark Drifter
Special Thanks: Jason Moran