Finis Africae [ Amazonia ] LP [EM1148LP]

Finis Africae [ Amazonia ] LP [EM1148LP]

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Weight: 505g

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2017 repress. Available in late September.

Come join Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel and his musical co-adventurers on their good ship Finis Africae on an imagined musical journey along the Amazon. This is a CD and vinyl LP reissue of their 1990 album, a rare and highly sought-after Balearic classic, Guel's masterpiece. Finis Africae was part of the musical flourishing that emerged at the end of the Franco regime, and this album, guided by the visionary Guel, captures the mature results of that era of new-found openness and freedom. Capturing Guel's production skills at their peak, "Amazonia" is informed by Jon Hassell and Brian Eno and their idea of a "fourth world" music. Arrangements which are spacious and fittingly aquatic feature electronic and acoustic instruments in thematic pieces which at times free-flowing and at others ripplingly percussive. Vividly imagined and beautifully recorded, this is a pleasant and memorable journey.

CD version: Digipack

LP version: insert

TRACKS:
1. Suite Amazónica (Amazon Suite)
2. El Abrazo de la Selva (The Embrace of the Forest)
3. Carauari (Carauari)
4. El Hechicero (The Soothsayer)
5. Hombres Trueno (Thunder Men)
6. Dança do Corpo Corpo
7. Remontando el Purus (Sailing the Purus)
8. Hassell, el Oso Hormiguero (Hassell the Ant-Eater)
9. Hombres Lluvia (Rain Men)
10. Adiós a Puerto España (Adieu to Puerto España)
Finis Africae [ Amazonia ] LP [EM1148LP]

Selling Price: US$18.00

Weight: 505g

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