Tremor relases new single “Huella”

By | 13 August, 2013

As part of the Buenos Aires digital cumbia scene, the band Tremor, much like Chancha via Circuito, have characterized themselves for taking an almost anthropological approach to their music. Their tracks, always thoroughly researched and well thought-out, feature a mixture of regional Andean folk instruments and rhythms with electronic dance music. As recent signees to the superb Wonderwheel Recordings label, the trio – composed of Leonardo Martinelli, Camillo Carbajal and Gerardo Farez – just released the single “Huella” off their upcoming album.

The trip hop flavoured track features the beautiful voice of Andean composer Micaela Chauque, singing over a bed of regional flutes, hard thumping percussion and a haunting charango. At its height, the almost minimal “Huella” sounds airy and uplifting; even more so with Chauque’s lyrics: “con el corazón en la mano hasta el cielo viajar” (with my heart in my hand I can travel up to the sky).

The single also features a dub bass remix by Mexico City’s Freakstailers and a minimal/ambient style remix by the always amazing digital folklorica mainstay, Chancha via Circuito, which highlights the mystical quality of Chauque’s voice. It also features an unreleased song “Tarkas”, which the label specifies will not be on the new album.

Listen to “Huella” below:


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