I was previously familiar with @c’s work (the duo of Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela) in the digital realm, and some of their trademark techniques are on display here (choppy rhythmic edits, spacious tonal beds). The source material continues to progress from previous work, however, consisting mostly of found objects and field recordings. The content brings a warm, organic texture to methods of production that typically lend themselves to cool, mechanical mixes.
‘Re:Fujaco’ brings together the formative structures of an artist like Seth Nehil with the inspired vocal sampling of Alessandro Bosetti. The overall experience feels like a reminiscence of the time spent in a foreign environment – cascades of brief memories playing out over a slow narrative arc. Excellent work.
Miguel and Pedro write:
‘“89” was created during an artistic residency promoted by the Binaural/Nodar association in 2011. During a period of several days we explored the mountain village of Fujaco, in São Pedro do Sul, Portugal, meeting many of the 40 or so inhabitants and recording them, their environments and surroundings. From these recordings and experiences we composed the first version of “89”, that was presented at the old schoolhouse of Fujaco for an audience consisting of many of the inhabitants and the visitors to the “Vozes de Magaio” festival.‘