Artist
Label
Opuntia
Mercurio
Umor-Rex
/
2024
Includes Instant Download
LP (pink)
24.99
UR150LP / Includes Download Code
Edition of 300 copies
Pre-Order: Available on / around Mar 8th 2024
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Lake of voices 3:41
2Déjame decir que no 3:08
3Low machine 3:51
4Meketer 3:29
5Carry a rock 4:13
6Hold 5:16
7Howl 6:41
89 for 9 3:16
9No lo veía venir 7:25
10The starting beat 5:32

Mercurio is the debut album by Opuntia, the solo project of Mexico City producer Camila de Laborde. After three albums with her duo/band, Camila Fuchs (ATP/Felte, etc.), Camila decides to embark on a new path of musical and interpersonal exploration with Opuntia as her new alias, and with the album Mercurio as a statement of metamorphosis and creative process.

Broadly speaking, Mercurio is a direct impact of beautiful melodies, rhythms, and voices that traverse a leftfield electronic pop axis, sprinkled with elegant nods to experimental transitions. In Mercurio, you can sense the spaces, textures, and echoes, akin to a sort of retro Sci-Fi analogy. Bass hits or percussions carry a weight that bursts forth yet delicately dissolves instantly – perhaps another analogy, akin to liquid metal. From softness to fury across the ten songs, Opuntia proposes an artistic reinvention in constant movement. Speeds and spaces change, but the narrative remains consistent from beginning to end – finding a place, a resolved utopia. Mercurio is darkly joyful, with substantial doses of sophisticated pop.