federico durand - el estanque esmeralda (shop excerpts) by Experimedia published on 2014-04-02T21:29:34Z *Excerpts from the album. Now available at Experimedia.net.* I usually like to talk about the memories of my childhood. One day, when my grandparents took me to a trip to the southern mountains and forests in my country, I met these wonderful landscapes for the first time - larches and the beautiful green colored lakes. During that trip, I suddenly caught a cold but nevertheless, my grandparents took me for a walk around the pond. In my blurry memories, the emerald color of the water, the wooden bridge and flowers remained inside of me as if it was a dream. Many years later, I visited the Museum of Decorative Arts in Buenos Aires with my wife Lucia and we sat in a cafe inside the garden. Near our table was an ornamental pond, with lilies and reeds. While looking at the flowers, I suddenly had this vivid impression, and flashback of the old pond that I saw in my childhood so clearly."El estanque esmeralda" (The Emerald Pond) was made in remembrance of that vision. For this album, I used different kinds of instruments, but I wanted to keep music very simple: little melodies and cassette tapes, some of them from 30 years ago that I found lying on the streets of my city, Buenos Aires. I hope you will enjoy this wander to the Emerald Pond.