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The Forest, The People And The Spirits

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  • Title: The Forest, The People And The Spirits
  • Artist: O Morto
  • Label: Discrepant
  • Format: LP
  • Genres: Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Field Recordings
  • Price: €14,50EU (incl. 19% VAT)€12,18non-EU

"Translucent green vinyl edition of the 2016 tape. Re-mastered by Rashad Becker.

An immersive electronic tryptic piece dedicated to the Ba'Aka people and its spirits.

Albeit his music is now closer to a soundscape composition approach, O Morto (aka Mestre André) actually started as a free improv / noise project in 2012. However, after releasing his debut “Memento Mori”, O Morto slowly began to drift away from the harshest soundscapes to seek for a new direction. He found it under the form of the polyphonic music played by Ba’Aka (a pygmy tribe that still lives in the Republic of Congo), and in a conceptualised image of Jengi - a forest spirit that feeds from the flesh of a sacrifice. Having this exotic array of influences in mind, O Morto collected samples, field-recordings and electronic sounds that would eventually appear in the dense (and sometimes enigmatic) triptych piece “The forest, the people and the spirits”.

Originally composed for 8 digital tracks in the sonic research studio of SFU Burnaby (Canada), the record explores the possibilities of sound manipulation as a way to create rich, vivid and cinematic soundscapes. A noise maker by nature, André also plays in the excellent Älforjs and produces some of the most addictive beats as Notwan." António M. Silva

Tracklist:

A. The Forest and the People
B. The Spirits