The Forest, The People And The Spirits
- 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
A. The Forest and the People
B. The Spirits