release date: 24.o6.2022
The digital release features three remixes of the tracks off the duo’s new ambient record Xpujil plus a new presentation of the original album
Last year, French/Chilean duo Nova Materia released Xpujil, a unique experimental ambient album which came out as part of Crammed Discs’ Made To Measure composers series.
A single 40-minute immersive piece mixed in binaural, Xpujil (pronounced ex-poo-khil) takes the listener on a sonic journey through an organic and shifting world, and blurs the limits between music, field recording and psychoacoustic trance. The album’s material derived from recordings made during a walking trip in the Mexican jungle. Nova Materia have now asked three eminent artists to create tracks based on the rich material contained in the album featuring:
The enigmatic Italian master of experimental ambient creates a magical, trippy 18-min excursion into the supernatural world of the Xpujil jungle.
The highly respected Colombian avant garde musician’s affinities with mystery, storytelling, field recordings and poetry is reflected in her lovely, concise take on the piece.
Mostly known as an electronic music artist, Honduras-born, Frenchman Philippe Hallais has also worked with ethnographic recordings in his Garifuna Variations (commissioned by the Quai Branly Museum). Asking him to rework Xpujil was therefore a natural choice for Nova Materia.
In addition to these three reworks, the Xpujil Revisited digital release includes a new presentation of the original album, in which the original 40-min piece is segmented into four separate parts, thus enabling a different listening experience.
Release: Nove Materia – XPUJIL – Revisited: LP / CD / DL | 24th June | Crammed Discs | MTM 45.2
1. Xpujil by Donato Dozzy
2. Xpujil by Lucrecia Dalt
3. Xpujil by Low Jack
4. Xpujil – Part I
5. Xpujil – Part II
6. Xpujil – Part III
7. Xpujil – Part IV