All songs written, produced & mixed by Jorge Govea at idEA studios (improvisados dE Azotea)
idEA studios © 2003
Label: Discos Konfort
Art Direction – Wakal
Design – Vate (2)
Drum Programming, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion, Sampler, Recorder – Wakal
Mastered By – Grabaciones del Cuarto Blanco
Photography By – Adán Guitiérrez, Miguel Barbosa
Written By, Producer, Mixed By – Wakal
"To the people of this city who participated anonimously to this cd."
· Someone in Xochimilco, Hidalgo market
· Showman outside Palacio Nacional
· On a bus "Ruta 100", Av. de los Insurgentes
· Indios Verdes bus terminal
· Bosque de Chapultepec
· Negra Barbosa
· London Waterloo and Paris Gare du Nord (Eurostar)
· Sewage pipe on a construction somewhere in Mexico City
· Av. Pino Suarez y Correo Mayor
· The trumpet player's hostile stare
· Child playing on "Metro" (líea 2 Taxqueña-Cuatro Caminos)
· Tepito and Lagunilla Markets
· Sueños del vendedor de periódico (Dreams of a newspaper salesman)
· Int'l Airport Benito Juárez
· My computer
· TAPO bus terminal
· Around La villa
· On the corner of Torre Latino Americana
POP / STREET SOUND
With this album I did get to know Mexico City in a different way, I understood that its people, its noise and its language are a very important piece of its identity. It seems to be though, that our every day routine takes away our interest to watch and to listen to every single thing going on around us.
I started recording the city in 2000. I spent many hours listening, waiting and traveling without a specific direction. Gradually I realized that the streets are full of characters, music and truly fascinating stories. The sound that this city emits is unique and makes it different from any other place.
I believe that there is so much noise here that you end up getting use to it. Would it be probably because we’re all part of the same “sound blur”?…I rather believe that I got so fed up with all that noise that I ended up recording it.
I composed, recorded, edited and mixed all the tracks that at building roofs and small rooms with a view of water tanks and TV antennas. Each track in this CD is like a short film (according to me), a brief story that I tell describing characters and sounds in their natural environment. I think that the true personality of Mexico City is based on the streets, the subway, the buses, the underpasses, the markets and freeways…a personality full of talent.
I don’t know if this album is about reflection, criticism, sarcasm or homage, I tried to make the music speak for itself. When I finally listened to the mixture of all those sounds from the streets of Mexico City in a track of electronic music, I could not think of anything but a sort of POP sound for this city”.