Ecuador

REVIEW Helado Negro – Private Energy

By 24 November, 2016

The fifth album from Roberto Carlos Lange (Helado Negro) is a high-quality offering. Private Energy is well-written and varied, blending different music genres, different languages and different production styles. It begins mystically and smoothly, with the scarce and... Read Article

REVIEW Quixosis – De Fiúcher

By 23 June, 2016

Pulsing, crackling, floating – the sounds and vibes on the latest offering from Ecuadorian producer Quixosis are varied, complex and hard to define. The 12 tracks seem better classified as thoughts and conversations that blur the lines of Andean minimal,... Read Article

REVIEW UIO: Take Me For A Ride

By 08 June, 2016

Micaela Rueda’s feature UIO: Take Me For A Ride (Spanish title: UIO: Sácame a Pasear) is set, as the title of the film betrays – UIO is the code for the airport of Quito – in a middle-class neighbourhood of... Read Article

REVIEW Dreamtown

By 01 June, 2016

Ecuadorian film-maker, Betty Bastidas’ documentary, Dreamtown (Original title: Ciudad De Los Sueños), on the Valle del Chota, Ecuador, covers a familiar theme in the Latin American context: the route out of poverty provided by football. The El Chota... Read Article

Cultural Memory in the Americas: Immemorial

By 05 April, 2016

Immemorial is a new film-in-the-making about the natural environments of the Americas and the cultural memory of its people. As an audiovisual journey through the minds and landscapes of two continents, the film uses a rather poetic approach—even... Read Article

REVIEW Nicolá Cruz – Prender el Alma

By 18 December, 2015

The first time I heard Nicolá Cruz’s debut album Prender el Alma, one of the first thoughts that popped into my head was how sophisticated the Ecuador via France artist’s music sounded. From the slow-ambient intro and the... Read Article