RESPUESTA ALTERNATIVA - GRATA COMPANIA

RESPUESTA ALTERNATIVA - GRATA COMPANIA

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Left Ear Records ‎– LER 1012

Respuesta Alternativa or the Alternative Response was the project of Spanish musician Jesus Mª Catalan, created with the help of Julián C. Pérez.

 

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As the title implies the music was generated in response to traditional music notions of the time, and reflects how Jesus Mª Catalan would challenge these traditional ideals using a fusion of styles and his unique vision. Jesus laid out his synths and drum machines, while other musicians played traditional instruments over the top. This unique approach worked to create atmospheric tracks capturing simple themes, with each influence being carefully thought of in the joint result. As he explains “each instrument weaves independently throughout a passage in a curious game where the listener’s attention goes from focusing on a keyboard, guitar to bass or percussion. Previously only released on a cassette album in Spain, Left Ear have polished 5 choice cuts for a 2018 12”.

Drum machine: Boss Dr. Rhythm DR110
Guitar synthesizer: Roland GR-707 with Roland GR-700
Synthesizers: Korg Polisix, Korg MS-20, Korg Poly-800 and Yamaha DX9

Recorded and mixed at Estudios Frassinelli (Oviedo, Spain in 1985 and 1986) Jesus Mª Catalan dedicates this EP to the memory of Fernando Largo & Carlos Redondo. He would also like to thank Daniel Nielles Moreno for being the cornerstone of this release.