Venture into a new territory where dreams have bright colors and expressive sounds.
The snow in the top of Andes. The sun on the grasslands. The tarka, the drum, the metals, the wood, the plants, the fruits and flowers, the stories, our myths, our songs, our landscapes. Music can expand into a world of sensations, memories and dreams. In the history of South America, Zambo represents a mixture of two classes segregated and discriminated by the settlers: the slaves and the Amerindians. The birth of a new energy by two very different elemental forces but essentially companions.
Baltazar Solar Russ provides his version of the “discovery” of the New World, an abstraction of a Paradise dream narrated in 5 songs. In this route through the territory, objects are taken to recreate a soundscape with a sensorial and vivid atmosphere. In his composition process, the search of melodies, sounds and regional instruments describes the encounter between Afro and American folklore. A sonorous world that proposes innocence and simplicity, recreating the southern jungle, cradle of Baltazar personal references.
This first EP of Zambo1492 is produced almost entirely based on home recordings, where environmental elements such as stones, religious statues, branches, tarkas, kalimbas, xylophones, crates and drums were the protagonists. It’s an expression of the organic world where culture and nature form a unity.
This sound journey invites us to become nature, to feel the sacred Andean territory which connected and keeps linking cultures in South America.