You know Greek mythology, as many other forms of religion, deals profusely with the arts of Offense, Guilt and Punishment.
Cassiopeia was a legendary Queen of Aethiopia, mother of Andromeda and wife of King Cepheus. Her vanity and arrogance were so great they woke the wrath of the Olympic God Poseidon, who then sent a giant flood (and/or the sea monster Cetus).
Desperate and hopeless, the Queen turned to an oracle, which advised the only way to placate the furious God and save the country was sacrificing her daughter Andromeda to Cetus.
The Kings were ready for the sacrifice and Andromeda was chained to the rocks at the sea, waiting to be devoured by the horrendous marine abomination. But then, an unexpected heroe appeared to ruin the plan: Perseus, who used his recently "acquired" head of Medusa to petrify the monster and save the princess.
This led Cassiopeia back to the the beginning: the debt was still unpaid, and Poseidon was still furious. So the God decided to punish her for such ineptitude by hanging her from the heavens, chained to her throne and upside down. She will always be remembered with a mirror in her hand, enjoying her own beauty.
This track is an homage to her.
ABOUT THE EP "ORIÓN Y CASIOPEA"
El Fulminador releases his first solo EP on Fulmen Records with the maxi-single "Orión y Casiopea", a Techno-Pop interpretation of the outer space and Greek mythological drama.
The composition of the two original pieces took place in 2005-2006, as part of the production work for the album “Galaxias”. After keeping this work unreleased for 13 years, El Fulminador finally resumed production in 2019, keeping the original sound and also adding new basslines, additional drums and vocal melodies. During this process, the two alternative versions “Disaster” and “Vanity” came up, giving form to this maxi-single that’s anticipating the release of the album “Galaxias” this year on our house. Thematically, the songs take two constellations and interpret them from a mythological perspective.
“Orión y Casiopea” is also a homage to figures from the electronic music scene considered relevant by El Fulminador in his musical education, more precisely to Pop, House and Electro from the 80s and 90s.
El Fulminador is an Argentinian artist based in Berlin. Head of Fulmen Records with his partner Utopyk Jones, he has a long-lasting career that includes the production of albums, EPs and soundtracks, a prolific activity as a remix producer and collaborations with several artists on different side projects.
Follow El Fulminador here: @elfulminador
Composed, written and produced and remixed by El Fulminador.
Mastering by Cotton Bud.
From the upcoming maxi-single "Orión y Casiopea"
Released by: Fulmen Records
Catalogue number: FULMEN 012
Release date: 23rd June 2020