Exposé Online banner

Martia Pelepsi — Un Verano Silencioso
(Bandcamp no#, 2019, DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2020-06-24

Un Verano Silencioso Cover art

Martia Pelepsi is the solo musical project by Chilean multi-instrumentalist Carlos Torrejón. Carlos recorded his first solo album, Un Verano Silencioso (A Silent Summer), intermittently between November 2018 and November 2019 in his apartment using his cell phone microphone and Adobe Audition, truly a lo-fi approach. The result is a set of six minimal instrumentals that sound like Godspeed You! Black Emperor on sedatives. There are some interesting moments, such as the opening track, “Temporada de Luciernages,” with its cinematic feel that evokes The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack. But by and large, Carlos’ fascination with shoegaze makes the album sound like he approached each track without a destination in mind, instead laying down a rhythm track with his drum machine and then letting the spirit take him where ever it wanted. There is a sense of anticipation of something that never arrives. The tracks are in the seven to twelve minute range, and some judicious editing would have helped mitigate the slow monotonous three or four note riffs. This music probably works best as background music — it certainly does not demand your attention. If you are at all intrigued, you can experience the music for yourself by downloading the free album from Bandcamp.


Filed under: New releases, 2019 releases

Related artist(s): Martia Pelepsi

More info
http://martiapelepsi.bandcamp.com/releases

Latest news

2021-02-14
SoundQuest Fest 2021 – SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more

2021-02-10
Chick Corea RIP – The sad news has reached us that Chick Corea has Returned to Forever, so to speak. The innovative keyboardist and composer died on February 9 at the age of 79. With a career that spanned from the 60s until shortly before his death, Corea touched many listeners with the incredible variety of music he produced in his lifetime. » Read more

2021-01-18
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Amon Düül II - Eternal Flashback – By now everyone should know that these classic German space rockers have reformed after about a twelve year hiatus. Last year's Nada Moonshine #, while not quite up to the standards set by their early...  (1996) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues