Mecánica Clásica 'Mar Interior' LP
April 2021 The new album from Mecánica Clásica has arrived! Moving on from their excellent first LP, this adds more organic sounds to their elextronic sources, becoming even more expansive. Carefully mastered by Colin Potter at IC Sudio.
The Mecánica Clásica project combines modified elements of early electronics, krautrock, ambient, minimalism & fourth world music, generating an interplanetary space where enterprising guitar tones, lush synth sequencing & off-kilter percussion coalesce.
‘Mar Interior’ the new album by Mecánica Clásica is a fusion of kosmische & fourth world music inspired by ancient Mediterranean culture. Loosely translated as ‘Inland Sea’, ‘Mar Interior’ is thematically centred on the history & legacy of the ancient civilizations that proliferated around the Mediterranean Sea.
Augmented by environmental recordings, Mecánica Clásica renew the extensive topographies opened up by early pioneers like Craig Leon, Jon Hassell, Brian Eno & Cluster, in an immense vision of Spanish space ambient. On ‘Mar Interior’ their work expands upon these influences, moving into a shimmering, hypnotic sound world which finds common ground with the likes of O Yuki Conjugate, K. Leimer, Roberto Musci & X.Y.R.
Mastered by Colin Potter (Nurse With Wound)
Review from Electronic Sound magazine, May 2021 : With a motorik haze that recalls Clister's 'Zuckerzeit', Valencia's Mecánica Clásica focus their minimalist electronics on the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, & ‘Mar Interior’ - translated as 'Inland Sea' - is just a lush & evocative as you might expect. 'Columnas De Agua' moves mysterious shapes through translucent blues, like an octopus spied through shimmering waves, while'Dunas De Posidonia' evokes the sound of coastal exploration, as cavernous tones reverberate around glistening electronic textures. Dive right in, the water's lovely.