The starting point for Sonidos Raíces del Perú was the astonishing collection of field recordings amassed by nomadic French film-maker Vincent Moon during a trip of his to Peru between April and June 2013. In total he recorded 33 albums of material – available at petitesplanetes.bandcamp.com – with each one representing a particular Peruvian custom, musician or group, spanning the entirety of the country. From that collection we asked a diverse group of producers and musicians to pick sounds that inspired them and to then interpret them in their own distinctive manner.
Across 11 tracks, Sonidos Raíces del Perú (translating as the “Root Sounds of Peru”) offers progressive, electronic interpretations of folk artists, ancient instrumentation, rituals, religious chants and everyday sounds, using techniques and methodology found in wide-ranging styles such as dub, musique concrete, electro-pop and the hyper-creative electronic music scene in Latin America, a scene that is currently creating ripples around the world.
The source material for all of the tracks is available from Petites Planetes at petitesplanetes.bandcamp.com/album/sonidos-ra-ces-del-per-originals