Esplendor Geométrico

Profile:
Esplendor Geométrico is a Spanish industrial outfit formed in the early eighties by Arturo Lanz, Gabriel Riaza, and Juan Carlos Sastre.
Saverio Evangelista joined with Arturo Lanz as the only remaining member in 1990.

Esplendor Geométrico comes from "Lo splendore geometrico e meccanico e la sensibilità numerica" written by Italian futurist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

Lanz now lives in Shanghai and Evangelista in Rome but the group remains active and continues to appear live.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:

Albums

data 0011 Esplendor Geométrico - Eg1 album art Esplendor Geometrico* Eg1 (Album) Datenverarbeitung data 0011 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
TTL-1GR Esplendor Geométrico - El Acero Del Partido album art Esplendor Geométrico El Acero Del Partido (Album) Tic Tac TTL-1GR Spain 1982 Sell This Version
EG 001, E.G. 001 Esplendor Geométrico - Comisario De La Luz album art Esplendor Geometrico* Comisario De La Luz (Album) Discos Esplendor Geometrico, Discos Esplendor Geometrico EG 001, E.G. 001 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
EGK 009 Esplendor Geométrico - En Roma album art Esplendor Geométrico En Roma EGK EGK 009 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
EGK 020 Esplendor Geométrico - En Directo: Madrid Y Tolosa album art Esplendor Geométrico En Directo: Madrid Y Tolosa EGK EGK 020 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
EG 012 Esplendor Geométrico - Kosmos Kino album art Esplendor Geometrico* Kosmos Kino (Album) Discos Esplendor Geometrico EG 012 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
EG-016, EG 016 Esplendor Geométrico - Mekano-Turbo album art Esplendor Geometrico* Mekano-Turbo (Album) Discos Esplendor Geometrico, Discos Esplendor Geometrico EG-016, EG 016 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
L.A.P. 18 Esplendor Geométrico - Madrid Mayo'89 album art Esplendor Geometrico* Madrid Mayo'89 Linea Alternativa L.A.P. 18 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
EGD 022 Esplendor Geométrico - Live In Utrecht album art Esplendor Geométrico Live In Utrecht Discos Esplendor Geometrico EGD 022 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
D 1001 CD, Daft 1001CD Esplendor Geométrico - Sheikh Aljama album art Esplendor Geométrico Sheikh Aljama (Album) Daft Records, Daft Records D 1001 CD, Daft 1001CD Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
GR-02 Esplendor Geométrico - Control Remoto 1.0 album art Esplendor Geometrico* - Most Significant Beat* Esplendor Geometrico* - Most Significant Beat* - Control Remoto 1.0 (Album) Geometrik GR-02 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
L.A.D.C. 1 Esplendor Geométrico - Arispejal Astisaró album art Esplendor Geométrico Arispejal Astisaró (Album) Linea Alternativa L.A.D.C. 1 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
GR-06 Esplendor Geométrico - Veritatis Splendor album art Esplendor Geométrico Veritatis Splendor (Album) Geometrik GR-06 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
D1006 CD Esplendor Geométrico - Nador album art Esplendor Geométrico Nador (Album) Daft Records D1006 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
GFT-02 Esplendor Geométrico - Tokyo Sin Fin album art Esplendor Geométrico Tokyo Sin Fin(CD, Album) Gift GFT-02 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
GR-12 Esplendor Geométrico - Balearic Rhythms album art Esplendor Geométrico Balearic Rhythms (Album) Geometrik GR-12 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
GR 14 Esplendor Geométrico - Polyglophone album art Esplendor Geométrico Polyglophone (Album) Geometrik GR 14 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
D1023DCD Esplendor Geométrico - Tarikat album art Esplendor Geometrico* Tarikat(2xCD, Album) Daft Records D1023DCD Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
GFT-06 Esplendor Geométrico - EN-CO-D-eSPLENDOR album art Esplendor Geometrico* EN-CO-D-eSPLENDOR(CD) Gift GFT-06 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
GR 2109 Esplendor Geométrico - Compuesto De Hierro album art Esplendor Geométrico Compuesto De Hierro(CD, Album) Geometrik GR 2109 Spain 2002 Sell This Version
EG-CDR01 Esplendor Geométrico - Live In Belgium Oct. 1996 album art Esplendor Geométrico Live In Belgium Oct. 1996(CDr) Geometrik EG-CDR01 Spain 2006 Sell This Version
EG-CDR02 Esplendor Geométrico - Live In Prague Dec. 1995 album art Esplendor Geométrico Live In Prague Dec. 1995(CDr) Geometrik EG-CDR02 Spain 2006 Sell This Version
EG-CDR03 Esplendor Geométrico - Live In Warengen Feb. 1996 album art Esplendor Geométrico Live In Warengen Feb. 1996(CDr) Geometrik EG-CDR03 Spain 2006 Sell This Version
gr digi-02 Esplendor Geométrico - 8 Traks & Live album art Esplendor Geométrico 8 Traks & Live(CD, Album, Dig + DVD-V) Geometrik gr digi-02 Spain 2007 Sell This Version
EG-CDR04 Esplendor Geométrico - Live In Elektroanschlag 31.03.2007 album art Esplendor Geométrico Live In Elektroanschlag 31.03.2007(CDr, Album, Ltd) Geometrik EG-CDR04 Spain 2008 Sell This Version

Reviews Show All 3 Reviews

Add Review

V_Mercader

V_Mercader

May 22, 2020
edited 9 months ago
I have been listening to the music of Esplendor Geometrico for a few months, alternating between many of their records. I had listened to the classic “Moscu esta helado” (and oddball compared to the rest of their music) many years before, since it would usually pop out here and there but never really went past it, which I can now contemplate as a mistake.

I think, their musical output can be divided in two categories: the “rough” stuff and the “hypnotic” or more “tribal” stuff, both are usually based on apparently simple, though usually interesting repetitive rhythms, with the “rough” stuff having more of a punk performance quality, sometimes getting into the Power Electronics realm, and the “hypnotic” stuff relying heavily on long textures and vocal samples. Both styles can be found throughout their whole discography and it’s not something tied to the band’s lineup changes, as far as I can tell.
You can see the jump from the old MS-20 and overall analog setup into the digital realm at some point, but other than that, the concept and quality remains, impressibly, the same for as many years as they have been active, except perhaps now there’s a more polished finish.

Overall, I love the music and feel that I was missing out for not knowing about it for so long, so now I must devour everything and try to jump start a small collection of releases. So here I am, reviewing a band from the 80's in 2020, the year of the plague.
adamx

adamx

July 24, 2004
edited over 7 years ago
When I think of the word Industrial... I think machines , gears , factories with tall smoke stacks. Esplendor Geometrico means exactly that to me. Hard minimal rhythmic machine music that grinds like a huge device that is cutting metal girders for large buildings. Though most would quote bands like Throbbing Gristle ,Neubauten & Coil as being the truest form of industrial , the music of Esplendor by far best describes the word industrial when applied to music.

So many good albums to choose from. For starters try Baleric Rhythms , Mekano Turbo & Tokyo Sin Fin for some well done metal machine made music.

Videos (121) Edit