Date: November 2nd 2015
Format: Vinyl & Digital
Written & produced by: Miguel Gil Tertre
Mastered by: Twerk ( AudibleOddities)
Artwork by: Salavador Lianes
Graphic design by: Auke Triesschijn
Maleza is a very personal take on bass music, Juke, Jamaican music, prepared pianos, old detuned synths, odd time signatures and huge live reverbs.
The idea of the record came when I was going through a lot of personal struggle and I was not able to get out of it. In the same period I decided to run in the woods near my home early in the morning. I ran every day, and ran and ran. Eventually I got out of my problems. So I left the ‘maleza’ away.
This is a very personal record, each sound has a deep meaning about me and my loved ones.
Maleza means ‘bad herbs, weeds, undergrowth’ in Spanish.
Maleza: First track is pretty much an LA hip-hop track with rave sounds at the end. A lot of bass and grooves in just 3 minutes.
Tell Me So: This track was recorded and mixed live at the Glue Kids studio. While I was playing some sounds and loops I was experimenting with. Glue Kids contributed with the bass, live delay and synths. And in a day session it was done. It’s kind of emotional Juke.
Alvaro: This track is in 11/4 time signature. I was experimenting on this signature with auto generative drum patterns and the piano notes came to my mind. There is this real piano with a midi robot in the studio Dan Deacon used for America. I sent the midi file there and recorded it. The end is a radical take on what synths can do nowadays.
You Need A Friend: We all need one I guess. The melody has an 80s feel to kind of Dabrye beat. The verse is kind of Jamaican.
Ana and I: This track came while playing long notes on my old Yamaha CS40 with a lot of reverb. The rhythm was sequenced live on top MPC style. It’s a track about relationships and has a deep meaning to me. The last synth is symbolises a storm with rain pouring down while you are running in the woods and it kind of renews me every time I hear it.
You Need A Friend (Cauto refrit): Cauto remix is a complete translation to the bass translation of the title track. Totally ace.
Chelis “Superb work, love the emotional takes about his family. Cauto remix kills it!!”
Diego “Dopeee new ish from Strand, doing his thing for a long run … idm, footwork, dancehall me limey! .. great to see you going working together. Alvaro def my fav!”
Ra Malone “He has done it again: Masterpiece.”
Gage “rly like tell me so”
DJ Irk “nice”
Cam Lewis “Very nice! Full support for this one (^_^)b”
Jay Scarlett “Glad to strand back in it – great release from an artist steading growing his creative form. big!”
Norman Müller “It’s nice!”
O.C. “T-bone steak with paëlla and sangria!” Awesome stuff!”
Kypski “Original stuff, like this”
Julien Mier “The standard on how cross-over genre music should sound like.”
Gair Marking “quality as always!”