Karen Y Los Remedios "Silencio" Black & Blue Galaxy Effect LP (2023)
Details: Karen Y Los Remedios "Silencio" Black & Blue Galaxy Effect LP (2023, ZZK Records)
Description: "Karen y Los Remedios: blending cumbia and existentialism. Behind Karen’s pulsating spectral voice lies vulnerability, contemplation, and longing. Chameleon-like foundations explore cumbia in its many forms, crossing the continent with Norteño airs, pitched-down rebajados, psychedelia, and even traditional Peruvian music, taking in ballads, Afro-Latin percussion, reggaeton, and the more electronic sounds of dream-pop, trip-hop and downtempo.
A mystical, motley mixture, the ideal soundscape to fight the voices in your head while you melt on the dancefloor and scare away the ghosts of your past, your body surrendering to the dance. That’s pretty much Karen y Los Remedios, the project led by Ana Karen G Barajas, an artist and arts and social sciences researcher born in Mexico City and raised in Guanajuato, in the company of Mexico City native Jonathan Muriel (Jiony) and guitarist Guillermo Berbeyer (Z.A.M.P.A.), who after many years on Mexico’s alternative scene decided to get together and bring this existential cumbia project to life."
Grade: M (new stock)
01. Mi Gran Dolor
02. Flama Eterna
04. Cartas Marinas
06. Las Muchachas
07. Tu Felicidad
08. Plexo Lunar
09. Te Pido a Ti