Last week we played in one of the most important underground-venues in Santiago, La Casa de Asterion (Asterion’s house). Maybe it isn’t what most people imagine when you say “important” (it is an old house in the middle of the old-downtown of Santiago), but it definitely allows any band to play and show what they’ve got on its stage.
That is a lot, if you think that most independent bands can’t afford to pay a venue-lease in a mainstream area like Bellavista, for example.
Today, it is the only downtown-venue where you still can see high-level musicians, projects and bands of any kind and style, playing for just a few dollars (2 or 4). Every friday and saturday, you can go there and see 2, 3 or even 4 live bands.
I played there with DFN in 2010, and a few months later with FEMUR. Almost 2 years later, we came back to show our last studio album “Disfoneishon”, and a few songs of our Live in Studio DVD “Histeria Estructural”, that will be available soon. It was an invitation of our friends UltraMortal, a parallel project of Engrupid Pipol (ex-Sifilis), the progressive heavy-metal band.
Since April we have been working in a new studio album, that will be a Double-CD work. A very ambitious project, that will have 16-20 songs, in two CDs: one “in-spanish” CD, and one “in-english” CD; each one with a cover in english, and in spanish, to show our musical influences beyond the languages.
So far we have composed 6 songs, and we will record them to have a demo-aproach in september-october. if all goes well, we will record the whole album in a studio in March 2013.
It still has no name, but we are thinking a lot on it.
My good friend AGRESONIDO finished his second in-studio album (I played the electric guitar on the last track, “Pieza Clave”), called “Rompecraneous”. Personally talking: one of the best hip-hop works that I have ever listened. Definitely a music work that will be remembred as a strong cultural manifest of Chile and Southamerica.
He is now producing the artwork, and printing the CDs, and asked me to play with him for the official album-release concert. Hopefully it will take place in the “Facetas Theater” in Santiago. Last time, when he released his first album, “La Mision”, we played in the SCD Vespucio Room.
So, the next weeks we will rehearsal to present an unforgettable live show, as usual 😉 with DJ-Vital, Sonico de La Raza, and a lot of guests.
Since January i’ve been working in a solo-album: just an acoustic guiar and my voice. Simple songs with sticky melodies, about love, freedom, passions, and positive and negative vibes.
I want to make it simple, so I will produce this record with the help of my friend Diego Ridolfi (Farmacos). He always has helped me with mixing and recording issues, in other musical works. He is very professional, and has an unique aesthetic sensibility.
Hopefully, this record will be ready before christmas. The visual artwork will be in charge of Alejandra Campos, a very talented yoga-teacher, painter (and friend).
That’s all, folks! Seeya soon.