Mambotur - Reflejos (Snippet) by Cosmo records published on 2012/04/01 15:32:52 +0000 Artist : Mambotur Title : Elemental Format : CD Artwork: Mapel.in / Pier Bucci Label : Cosmo records Cat# : Cosmo006 Release Date : May 2013 It is hard to believe that Mambotur's last official manifestation hit the stores and listeners' ears such a long time ago – back in 2005. To jog your memory: The duo's second album "Al Frente", as well as their debut "Atina.Latino" (2002), provided the soul and passion that emerges from the rich flavours of traditional Latin American rhythms with a tailor-made, state-of-the-art sound design. You can definitely say that Mambotur were musically ahead ("al frente") when realizing their Latinotronica vision of an ideal fusion of music and party cultures – and it is wonderful to hear that they still are! And that they even improved their Soulware by presenting their brand-new album "Elemental" on COSMO records. A seven years span between their last release and the upcoming one does not mean that Argenis Brito and Pier Bucci took a break to recollect. On the contrary: constantly and tireless they are travelling the world, both musically independent from each other, but also as a team. While on tour, when infecting clubs and international events with their exuberant live music energy, they are in the fortunate position of being able to collect the most colourful party vibes from every corner of the world. Now it is time to give some of these vibes in new shape back to the listeners: which will be nothing short of an essence, the elemental spirit that keeps the mind and the body in a state of blissful balance. Caracas-born Argenis Brito and Chilean Pier Bucci invited Chilean superstar-singer Jorge González and Venezuelan percussionist Miguel Toro to join them on their trip. "Elemental" is a trip of a special kind. It feels like travelling the most lighthearted of all worlds and experiencing its finest relaxing grooves that are charged with the vitality of the four elements ("Desde Que Te Vi"). Sparkling beats beyond gravity are caressed by a breeze of love ("Besos De Caramelo"). Like pearls on a string they roll smoothly while following the soft curves of remote valleys and mountains from the musicians' mother countries. Speckled soundscapes create moving patterns which resemble a shadow play of swinging treetops. This transformation of pulsating rhythms from Mambolectro to Cumbia Dub into a botanical kind of dance conjures up a nature in full sonic bloom ("Planes"). Light-footed dancers with their heads in the clouds don't have to mind their steps here. Some other sounds seem to follow the lively arrangement of waterdrops on colourful petals. This watercolour impression paints the atmosphere of secret feelings and longing wishes out of a floating dream. Argenis' tenderly melting voice foretells in a charming way that these wishes may come true. Then again, sounds glow like falling stars to shed a light on a chilling path through the woods that is home to the elastic roots of Latin American dances ("Lengua Mala"). Eventually, natural reflections and vibrancy set bodies in motion, causing a romantic encounter of body temperatures ("Reflejos"). The club seems to be far away from technology and has an overwhelming view to the ocean. Every adventure in search of the love for nature begins here, to propagate in dreams ("Viceversa"). However, if there wasn't club culture at all, "Raska-man" did not have a slow-motion Acid feeling but would rather be a reference to a nocturnal shaman fiesta. Nutrients of the night ascend with every measure. They are disseminated by a groove of flickering flames that reflect an excited state of mind ("Fuego"). You will imagine that every song was born organically from a traditional session that developed completely out of inspiration and found its way directly idea-to-disc. If you enjoy staying here for a while and found "Elemental" to be an ideal realm where the spirit feels the breath of bliss of paradise, nevertheless "don't forget to go home" ("Wadiño"). words by Peter Weiss.