Camila De Laborde ‎– Opuntia

SVS Records ‎– CDL1, Schamoni Musik ‎– CDL1, The Lumen Lake ‎– CDL1, TOTEM (11) ‎– CDL1
Vinyl, 12", EP, Limited Edition, Stereo

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A1 The Blue Stone 3:52
A2 We Are Conducting 2:34
B1 You Couldn't Build That, You Couldn't Pretend
Drum Programming, Synthesizer – Daniel Hermann-Collini
B2 Him. Solid 3:24



Boomkat writes:

"Spiky but sweet avant-pops on the edge of ’80 minimal wave,
psychedelia and enchanted electronics, arriving fully
formed by Camila De Laborde (Camila Fuchs) as a special
hook-up between Schamoni Musik, SVS and The Lumen Lake labels.

Sounding to our tastebuds like Julia Holter chowing down on
mushies with Tomutonttu, or ÈLG’s alter-gender-ego, Opuntia
is a fantasia of alternately curdled and brittle circuit-bent
electronics mixed with metallic instrumentation suspending
Camila’s hushed vocals right at the centre of the mix, where
she alternately slithers like a possessed Jenny Hval or
baffles like some mad scientist overheard executing alchemic
experiments in the lab.

Under an unnerving patina of scrunched electronic glitches,
Camila strokes exquisitely slow and sylvan arrangements of
chamber like phrases on sliding, discordant scales, adding
up to the nerve-jangling electronics and heavy lidded loops
of The Blue Stone to the delectable dissonance of We Are
Conducting on the A-side, whereas You Couldn’t Build That,
You Couldn’t Pretend transitions from her saltiest, squashed
tones to fizzing coldwave via bluntly expressive plainchant
vox and, likewise, Him. Solid conjures some deep fired blend
of ÈLG’s worldly oddness and the tang of John Bender."


For more information on Camila De Laborde and the upcoming
Album "Singing From Fixed Rung" as Camila Fuchs, see: