Ubaldo ‎– Casa
Ubaldo ‎– Casa

Ubaldo ‎– Casa

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Label: Urpa i musell ‎– UiM 004
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Spain
Released: 15 Jul 2020
Genre: Electronic, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Ambient

Admittedly a little slow on the uptake here but truly floored by this one from Barcelona’s Urpa i musell label, a deeply personal moment of expression routed in seclusion and displacement from Spanish expat in Belgium Ubaldo.  I wouldn’t usually, but it’s worth mentioning in this rare case that opening up the record for the first time is pretty moving experience (!), beautifully paper-bound, hand-taped shut, poster, little packet of dried grass, okay.. stop - but it sets the mood for the intimate sound world  that lies ahead.  ‘Casa’ collects private fragments of round feedback tones, deeply contemplative drones, scraps of plucked string and distant vocals, rendering it into a time dilating microcosm that feels like a secret window into the innermost feelings of the artist.  The sound pallette is totally different (rooted in shards of instruments and sustained tones rather than electronics) but the atmosphere recalls the same uniquely homey sentiment that underpins Ippei & Aki’s ‘Natsu No Zenbu’ from this year, or Nuno Canavarro’s enduring classic ‘Plux Quba’ - comparisons that definitely aren’t wheeled-out often!  Properly speechless *re-writes EOY chart*.. (Mint / New - with posters and multi extra bits).


A1 Arrivée a Can Bogdanowicz
A2 Mateix carrer, diferent ciutat
A3 Llum projectada per un animal
A4 Le gui ( i els que no volen veure )
A5 Ma germanes
B1 Los rastres de l'aigua als seus ulls
B2 Espills a la nit
B3 De Forest a la Trinité
B4 Mos falten persones com Xuanill
B5 Des d'aquí, gràcies per l'intercanvi