01 Dejando ser (7:45)
02 Zamba (13:25)
03 Liberando al sonido interno (7:46)
Total time 28:55
CD-r released on Lonely Whistle Music, USA, 2006
Federico Barabino: guitar, environmental sounds
Don Campau: chimes, percussion, tibetan bowl, handmade rainstick, triangle, ocean drum, flywheel, harmonica, moog
For this release, home-taping legend Don Campau [see bio here] teams up with Argentinian guitar genius Federico Barabino [see bio here] in a mail collaboration where classical guitar and field recordings reign supreme. Environmental sounds like water dripping, rain, storm, motorbike, birds and various outdoor activities form the spine of ‘Zamba’, to which various acoustic instruments are discretely added to form a homogeneous blend that definitely owes something to Sound Ecology, i.e. active listening to environmental sounds, let nature make the music, etc (cf Murray Schafer). Not being thrown at you like in pop music, the sounds tend to fill up the available acoustic space of your living room in an unintrusive way. As a consequence, how much you’ll enjoy ‘Zamba’ depends on the way you’ll listen to it. I’d suggest consider it a morning raga – and indeed, there are ragas meant to bring the rain. Guitar playing is luminous and serene, with a tremendous sound quality that enhances the sharpness of Barabino’s technique. Cover is a digital print on lovely handmade paper, courtesy of Don Campau’s own Lonely Whistle Music’s exquisite taste. Thanks to Don for allowing this one to appear on Continuo’s.