December 16, 2016

Patricia Escudero - Satie Sonneries, 1987


Another one from the Grabaciones Accidentales treasure trove. Virtually nothing online about the artist or the record, but suffice it to say that these are synthesizer reworkings of Satie compositions, except the synths sound more like music boxes that have been splashed around in dirty puddles in a dark alley. Hard to say how much of the murkiness is a product of deliberately damp reverb vs the quality of the rip, but either way, the crackly, sinister nostalgia is a major selling point. For fans of synthetic reworkings of classical pieces in the vein of Tomita or Wendy Carlos, except this one is way less shiny and could easily score an art horror movie.

Note that I spliced this together from two different rips of differing quality, and the tracklisting on Discogs is a little confusing (and possibly incorrect), so let me know if you notice anything off about the song titles.

2 comments:

  1. yo what a coincidence in that i just discovered this record yesterday! beautiful, delicate release

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  2. brian, jen, thank you again, i've been looking for this record for so long. best christmas gift! :D :D :D besos desde argentina!

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