Flowing through brush-stroked ambient realms, industrial landscapes of dub and debris, shattered glass and an abstract drone, here we have Quixosis delivering primal contours from a far away place.
Quixosis is a new(er) sound-art project from Ecuadorian Daniel Lofredo-Rota and a fully-fledged analog ensemble finds De Fiúcher revealing a dozen snapshots choke full of tranquilized audibles. Some may recall his 2012 outing as LoFeye (ref. The River is a Road released on Twocircles), described as “…combination of field recordings, Latin folk, eerie melodic motifs and gloriously melancholy and slightly sinister atmospheres.” De Fiúcher is a stepping off point, one that leaps into conceptual terrain, and layered carefully as a resounding aural experience.
Flowing through brush-stroked ambient realms, industrial landscapes of dub and debris, shattered glass and an abstract drone, here we have Quixosis delivering primal contours from a far away place. Take “Atemporal” as an example—its shadows and simmering ambient flutter brings chills and bewilderment. On the other side, tracks like “Igual a equis” offer delicate melodic fragments clipping nostalgically. Wondrous and engaging, each slice manifests a silky sonic psychosis, buried frequencies lightly tapping in the background as the artist himself recognizes a “…future where our culture has been decimated by another colonial flash.” Each track a tangent of itself, the instruments used to inhabit otherworldly spaces is evident on “D’ Iqüeytor” and the heavily detailed audio-mulching on “Matusalem [live].” “Nunca Camies” is nothing short of a lost soundtrack to a galaxy yet to be discovered, a pure ambient microcosm. Elsewhere the hazy chants on “Rou [live]” is an engaging experiment that runs 2-minutes too short in its lifespan. Predominately live recordings, crisp sound-design is evidenced on “Desnúdate [live]”—and the title track for that matter—an erratic yet pleasant Clark-infused buzz-saw of energetic synths gone blissfully awry.
Perhaps best absorbed in one fell swoop, De Fiúcher is a conceptual collection of microscopic analog bits and bubbles, clicks and cuts, that veer into and out of their own unique pathways. Defined only by the ears of the beholder, there are dark corridors and open fields that are experimental in technique yet cohesive and absorbing as a whole.
De Fiúcher is available on Bandcamp.