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3.60 | 11 ratings

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4 stars Los fuegos del hielo (Fires of the ice) is basically a soundtrack, written for a ballet about the extermination of native population of the southern regions of Chile. A delicate, sad sound can be heard along this whole score that deals with archeology (as always), but archeology of memories and lost voices. Samplers of antique native songs from extinct cultures are used here as base to built around jazzy atmospheres, foggy synthesizers and all sorts of percussion that turns the music into a warm experience, a contact with the spirits of those cultures. The album starts with Canción del último hombre (Song of the last man), deevlopes into a series of instrumental passages that ilustrates certain moments of the life on those cultures (such as season changes) and ends with the second part of the first song, closing the theme and somehow taking the listener back to the reality of the extinction of the characters. Sad, silent and with a really interesting work with samplers and primitive composition methods (along with the band's effort to reduce melodie and execution to the level of almost gestures as much as possible in order to capture the innocence of early musicians), a very concise piece of this cruel passage of South America's history can be felt by listening this album.
cuncuna | 4/5 |


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