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Rollin Ballads (Album) album cover

Gastón ArévaloRollin Ballads

Label:Oktaf – OKTAF 006
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Non-Music
Style:Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical, Field Recording

Tracklist

1Souvenir (Re-ambiented)7:27
2Rollin Ballad I4:40
3Le Pont4:40
4Saint Denis7:25
5Land Of Missplaced Dreams7:23
6Voyageur Sur Terre6:07
7Selvagem5:36
8Geographia II7:09
9Luxembourg (Re-ambiented)3:52
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Contains field recordings taken in various European cities and Montevideo (Uruguay).

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  • Barcode: 880319630224
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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browna
Pop-Ambient from Uruguay. Following two tape releases (one of them on British Touch Rec.) Gastón Arévalo is releasing his debut CD „Rollin Ballads“ via Oktaf Records. Growing up close to the harbour of Montevideo, Uruguay´s capital, being surrounded by old architecture, fishermen, boats and the sea on the one hand and subtropical nature on the other, his fascination with his natural and urban surroundings seems to have developed only naturally. His earliest acoustic childhood impressions and associations from this surroundings are still his most vivid – for example the sounds of the textile factory, which used to be his father´s workplace. His latest recordings are intensely inspired by natural and organic sounds – tracks like „Selvagem“ are the result of field recordings of long walks at sun dawn mixed with unconventional sounds of natural elements such as stones and bones. The result is a synaesthetic impression of foggy, far away landscapes; yet still flooded with light. This is what Arévalo intends with his aurally and ,visually‘ stunning tracks. „Souvenir“, „Rollin Ballad I“ or „Geographia II“ let the listener loose himself in the never ending repetitions evoking those images.
Classically trained, Arévalo intersperses analogue sounds into his tracks as he incorporates modulated and modified fragments and passages played by instruments. This evokes the musical influence of Soundconnoisseurs such as Brian Eno, Terry Riley, Arvo Pärt or Erik Satie.
As a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on experimental ambient music, this record based on neo-classical sound collages and modulated and synthesized field recordings rife with hidden melodies and abstract sound structures. His tracks are and should be mirror images of life – „Rollin Ballads“ – which, as life is, are always moving and constantly changing..
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adam01
Absolutely beautiful album that breathes with ethereal luxury.
Stunning from start to finish.
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Mr.strange
Edited 7 years ago
super ambient album with rolling and floating sounds from the musical waves of this great artist !