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Boomkat Product Review:
Crafty debut album of Latin American braindance from Medellín, Colombia’s Verraco, turning out tautly syncopated steppers and synching synthlines shades away from likes of Lakker, Gooooose, Rian Treanor
The tracks were all made between Barcelona and Medellín with the intent of exploring concepts of “mestizo and its “purity”” thru the framework and palettes of IDM. The results exert a fine Latinate spin on electronica tropes, metered with swingeing syncopations and soaring flutes lines that trace a line from the Andes via Elysia Crampton and TCF.
“From rural chants flowing down a mountain range, to street bikes and gang outbreaks lighting up cityscapes, the use of field recordings in Grial guide listeners through Verraco’s sonic fiction. These ten pieces present an intricate pluriverse that the Western world has greatly marginalized. Verraco proposes to rethink the sudaca cyborg-habitants of the future fusing powerful sound design to collapse the established order. Grial becomes the sacrament in which other possible worlds turn corporeal.”