Tuesday, May 18, 2010

[sp19cd, em02] Arbol & Fibla - Bu San (Album) CD 2009

Arbol & Fibla - Bu San
Label: spa.RK, Emilii Records
Catalog#: sp19cd, em02
Format: CD, Album
Country: Spain
Released: 11 Sep 2009
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

Credits: Artwork By - Nanodoce
Artwork By [Inlay Pictures] - Jordi Azategui
Mastered By - Alex Psaroudakis
Mixed By - Fibla
Music By - Vicent Fibla* , Miguel Marín*
Piano, Glockenspiel, Dulcimer, Melodica - Miguel Marín*
Violin - Sara Fontán
Notes: Mixed at Msecam Studio
Mastered in a rainy day at the Hit Makers
Inlay pictures by Jordi Azategui. Sala Apolo, may 1st 2008
Una iniciativa de BAFF 2008, amb motiu del 10è aniversari de BAFF-FESTIVAL DE CINEMA ASIÀTIC DE BARCELONA
Comes as digipak.

1 Last Screening
2 How To Deliver A Red Bean Bun
3 There's Still Going To Be Trouble To Come
4 You Come To This Wilderness...
5 You've Lost What's Down Below
6 Quite Sure This Place Is Haunted
7 Start Again Again
8 At The Movie House
9 So Much Of The Past Lingers In Our Heads
10 No One Remember Us Anymore
11 The Last Dance (Can't Let Go)

Fibla (spa.RK) and Arbol (Emilii Records), perhaps two of the most important artists in Spanish electronica scene, present their common effort: the album "Bu San", a perfect blend of electronica, soundtrackism and neoclassica, originally inspired by the the almost silent movie of Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang, “Goodbye, Dragon Inn”. Two years ago, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of BAFF (Barcelona Asian Film Festival), Fibla and Arbol accepted the proposal to create a new soundtrack for the almost silent “Goodbye, Dragon Inn”, to be performed with a live screening of the movie. The show was successfully premiered in Barcelona Apolo on may 2008, and it has been performed in Seminci / Valladolid Film Festival, Territorios Digitales Sevilla, CaixaForum Madrid and SonarSound New York. “Bu san” is a love letter to an evanescent form of art that distills a very special form of magic. This album is not the live recording of the show but the studio recreation of that music, adapted to be a perfect home listening album that works perfectly without the movie pictures. Somehow, the warmth and the feeling of the live show are still there in a record that grows with each listen.

A perfect movie for which Fibla and Arbol have worked together creating an original soundtrack with the accompaniment of violinist Sara Pérez and where they used xylophones, percussion, laptop, ocarina, piano, glockenspiel and even a Chinese harp. Miguel Marín aka Arbol and Vicent Fibla shared the 50% of the composition in all the tracks, a four-hand work that incorporates elements of the two artists and heightens the possibilities of each one. Sara Pérez contributes with the nostalgia and melancholy of her violin to the final work where melodies are paired with synthetic rhodes and magnificient strings; the sound of an old projector lightens the loneliness of the characters in the movie; the omnipresent rain in Taiwanese weather is the perfect background for a not corresponded last dance…

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