Leandro Fresco / Rafael Antoni IrisarriLa Equidistancia
“I played a few songs from this collaboration on my last tour and I got some incredible feedback. Some people felt it was emotionally cleansing, some had tears in their eyes, it was definitely moving”.
Well versed in production partnerships (both as Orcas and Gailes, alongside Benoît Pioulard) RAI found an inspiring and quick flow to finish the record, as Leandro left the space to express himself and the authority to finish: “There's that new excitement that comes with a new music project and once I get going, I obsess over it and need to see it done. As in ‘man, I want to really hear this record while I walk around the woods, so I better finish it so I can enjoy it!”
This efficient partnership resulted in a record that will be a unique yet identifiable stylistic combination between them both. But upon deeper listening, La Equidistancia unearths a complex and introspective reflection of the many fragmented memories and expressions held amongst two newly-formed friends, thousands of miles apart.
Without the ability to meet in person, it could be said the record became the musical equivalent to a shared cup of tea or drink at the bar - common ground between two good friends. Emotions are clearly channeled throughout the building tension, soaring atmospheres and crumbling distant worlds heard throughout La Equidistancia. Leandro’s melodies add a warm depth to Rafael’s harmonic distortions, effect pedals, and tape loops (made with a crusty 1/2” tape machine in Rafael’s Black Knoll Studio) - “I really love that grainy aspect you can hear in the music, degraded in a way, like it's been trough some rough patches (as both Lean and I have been through over the years)”.
These rough patches, as Leandro details, are “printed and encapsulated in the grooves of the vinyl. And although they can not be seen, they will remain there. I am sure that something Raf and I felt, will reach the listener”.
“There's a lot of sadness and memories in the music. I feel that one most embrace this sadness and share it; make others know we are not so different; not alone in this world”. - RAI
La Equidistancia is an album of two newly formed friends, two minds, and two lives equidistant to each other.
|Artist:||Leandro Fresco / Rafael Antoni Irisarri|
|Label:||A Strangely Isolated Place|
|Format:||Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP|
|Pressung:||EU – Original|
|Genre:||Electronic / Dance|
|Style:||Downbeat / Electronica / Leftfield|
|Gewicht:||250g (plus 250g Verpackung)|