Enero 19th, 2017 by alex

first post of 2017 bringing news from past:

  • my album “medicina” was featured on a closer listen as one of the 20 best albums of 2016 (feel honoured of that!). big thanks to mathias + eilean team, stephan, gemma, family & friends for their support!


Medicina‘s haunted sounds are composed out of half-forgotten melodies and rusty orchestral compositions. They arrive from the 60’s and 70’s, but they sound much older than that: like some lost Disney picture from the 1940’s that was actually never released for fear of it being too dark. And, seemingly overnight, this kind of music disappeared, too; it never showed up in the record stores, never mind year-end lists. These easy sounds are lifted from muzak, but they’re more than that. As they’re looped and layered, they weave a darkly magical spell through its hundred-acre woodland of ambient. Sustainer (Barcelona’s Alex Alarcón) has created a record that is made all the stronger for its use of overlooked, lonely and undervalued elements. Remember, music is for life, not just for Christmas. At times as light as the hop of a bunny, it later drunkenly descends into a dark daze where its dreams morph into ink-stained nightmares that blot out the joy of the conscious mind, and the bright rays of an animated sun, its smiling face etched in pencil and ink, are slowly erased.  

(James Catchpole)

 

  • “medicina” was also featured as one of the best ambient albums of the year at:

sounds of a tired city
stationary travels

 

  • i made another “mixtape“, this time for “núvol de fum” podcast. previously i made another one for the friends of “sounds of a tired city

Octubre 13th, 2016 by alex

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welcoming “medicina”, my last work released by eilean records.

below you will find  information of the release, and links to be able to listen to it. physical copies became sold out, but surely will come  some copies to me, for if it was of your interest. you´ll find some copies both on experimedia (usa) & stashed goods (uk). enjoy!

available also in digital, lossless formats (flac/aiff/wav) in a high quality of 24Bit/88.2kHz.

buy: http://www.eilean-records.com/store
listen: https://eileanrec.bandcamp.com/album/medicina
watch the teaser : https://vimeo.com/186154311

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thanks so much!

Diciembre 11th, 2015 by alex

i´m pleased to announce “taps“, my latest release on tessellate recordings.
the packaging itself could just be our best yet: rubber stamp artwork pressed in sea-green ink against pure white gate-fold sleeve, with polaroid print and white vinyl-effect CDr housed inside. this dreamy, watery short album is best enjoyed indoors with headphones and is available now in a limited edition of 100 copies.

listen to / grab your copy here: https://tessellaterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/taps

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Octubre 16th, 2015 by alex

welcome radiolas!
you can watch the teaser here
you can download, support & read about my release for free here
listen, spread, share…enjoy it!
thanks so much for all the people involved and make this happen
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Septiembre 3rd, 2015 by alex

glad to announce a new album from sustainer after 12 years.

it will be released on room40 imprint, one of my all time favourite labels.  more info about the release soon.

you can listen to one of my forthcoming tracks in an exclusive room40 mix put together by label boss lawrence english, hosted in the wire magazine.  really proud to be surrounded by such a great artists.

 

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Marzo 23rd, 2015 by alex

07/03/15 was playing solo+duo with federico monti at l´antic forn de vallcarca

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Diciembre 1st, 2014 by alex

I will be performing with my old friend federico monti next saturday 06/12 – 24:00h at marx bar
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Octubre 22nd, 2014 by alex

I will be performing with my friend nigul next friday 24/10 – 22:30h at museu abelló

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Septiembre 22nd, 2014 by alex

I will be performing next friday 26/09 – 21:30h at sonodrome

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Junio 27th, 2014 by alex

I will be performing next 28/06-16h at konvent.0:

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