This Abstract Music Video Captures the Beauty of Bolivia’s Aymara-Inspired, Neo-Andino Architecture

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It would possibly  be the primary piece of artwork based mostly on the , however the clip of QOQEQA’s self-titled single might properly be probably the most enveloping. Though the video’s full run is price your time, producers LADRONdeguevara and Estudio Cabras ratchet as much as full hallucinogenic capability round its 2:50 mark, when Mamani buildings El Sentinel Prime and El Príncipe Alexander turn out to be summary tessellations, a perform of the strident wind devices present in “Qoqeqa.”

Model Gia Bab stalks the units, her type graced with a synthesis of house age stereo methods and a digital model of conventional Peruvian group garb. Sartorially, the clip is a synergy level for QOQEQA’s work — the producer sometimes wears the colour block tunics created by design laboratory LADRON for his reside gigs. “We perceive one another’s viewpoint,” the Peruvian producer instructed Remezcla, including that the video was shot earlier than the studios knew which monitor off of his upcoming album would accompany the visuals.

For QOQEQA (his artist identify hails from an indigenous Peruvian phrase for “coca leaf”), this intricate manipulation of Mamani’s buildings expressed one thing primary about his new musical challenge. Daniel Valle-Riestra is finest often known as one half of the experimental duo Animal Chuki, however transitioned right into a solo challenge to give attention to completely different sides of his oeuvre. “Non-pitched metals, uncooked percussive stuff that performs together with the harmonics of the bass, off-tempo rhythms,” he tells Remezcla when requested to explain the vibe of QOQEQA. Don’t name the monitor a “ritual,” although. “No shamanic bullshit, simply arduous Latin groove, duro y con sabor,” he affirms.

The single is only the start of a challenge that Valle-Riestra hopes will strike a wide range of chords. Check for the January 9 launch of his album Bixo del Mar on Peruvian mutant home Terror Negro Records, which can characteristic remixes by a small galaxy of Latin American producer heavies – Siete Catorce, Zufu, Vitu, Ynfynyt Scroll, Kid Cala, and extra. “The album has contrasts,” Valle-Riestra says. “A few ambient tracks, some melodic stuff, some extra percussive [tracks]. I hope it is possible for you to to really feel the completely different atmospheres.”

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