Rambu - AHRRE
"Tangled up and rooted in between Chilean folklore, gaucho laments and an electric landscape sung by mechanical birds, Ahrre is a record that portrays a vernacular decay, as well as it rejoices in the streams still flowing through it's traditions. The result is a set of impressionist scenes, which make use of the recording quality and the distorting effects of basic digital technology as aesthetic resources. The low-fidelity textures are applied to the sound as virtual varnishes that fuse melody and soundscape into a distant and mysterious fog.
The treatment of sound coming from a recording device such as a cellphone is crucial. Guitar compositions are shrouded in an impending rash, as if coming from inside a layer of decaying sonic skin. There's also a sense of hearing an aloof AM transmission, or an archive of field recordings scarred by the harshness of dust and moisture. The folk traditions that Rambu assimilates and the warmth in his arrangements seem fractured and threatened by the medium holding them, as half obliterated stories in an ancient binary parchment. It's all about substance and texture, at the edge of palimpsest.
The word "Ahrre" is a twist of the interjection "arre!", an hispanic expression shouted by riders to rush horses into battle or racing, but this record is more on the key of whispers. Sometimes drowned in hazy atmospheres, surrounded by electronic neighs and trills, the compositions seem to sprout from desolate land. Ahrre is the work of a craftsman whose might, even though solitary and bruised, appears as an eager ghost handcar returning home through a dilapidated digital railroad. " (Text from label's Bandcamp)