Finis Africae
Amazonia
EM Records
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2016
LP
22.49
EM1148LP
Incl. Insert
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Suite Amazonica (Amazon Suite)
2El Abrazo De La Selva (The Embrace Of The Forest)
3Carauari (Carauari)
4El Hechicero (The Soothsayer)
5Hombres Trueno (Thunder Men)
6Danca Do Corpo
7Remontando El Purus (Sailing The Purus)
8Hassell, El Oso Hormiguero (Hassell The Ant-Eater)
9Hombres Lluvia (Rain Men)
10Adios A Puerto Espana (Adieu To Puerto Espana)

Come join Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel and his musical co-adventurers on their good ship Finis Africae on an imagined musical journey along the Amazon. This is a CD and vinyl LP reissue of their 1990 album, a rare and highly sought-after Balearic classic, Guel's masterpiece. Finis Africae was part of the musical flourishing that emerged at the end of the Franco regime, and this album, guided by the visionary Guel, captures the mature results of that era of new-found openness and freedom. Capturing Guel's production skills at their peak, "Amazonia" is informed by Jon Hassell and Brian Eno and their idea of a "fourth world" music. Arrangements which are spacious and fittingly aquatic feature electronic and acoustic instruments in thematic pieces which at times free-flowing and at others ripplingly percussive. Vividly imagined and beautifully recorded, this is a pleasant and memorable journey.