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This EP is inspired by the new people and cities SidiRum encountered on his 2016 Europe Tour and pushed him into new directions resulting in this new release, adding a unique sound to his already impressive body of work. The EP includes collaborations with Barrio Lindo, also a well-known producer from Buenos Aires, and Kraut, the new project by Amsterdam-based producer Daniel Zuur.
SidiRum manages to merge organic and synthetic sounds into a landscape full of perceptions in which he directly connects sound and image into a cinematic journey. The tracks are slow and warm with a mysterious vibe throughout and give a real sense of the journey he’s been on.
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A real inspiration for this album was traveling. The tracks of the album were made during my Brazilian and European tour and so they were done in cities like Sao Paulo, Berlin, Amsterdam. One of them was a really special one called Nida in Lithuania. It is the westernmost point of Lithuania and the Baltic states, close to the border with the Russian Kaliningrad Oblast exclave.
I played there at a party by Nearing, the local radio station. The whole stay there was really inspirational. The track I made there tries to capture the view and deepness of the place… full of nature and mysteries.
Another great inspiration for this 5-track EP was the ‘Moon’ itself. It has always been important for me to look at it at nights and somehow I feel that it was definitely present in the process of making these tracks. It has two sides, one really bright, clear and facing the earth; and another really obscure and hidden. I think these tracks contain some of this duality.
The song ‘Tonada De Luna Llena’ written by the Venezuelan artist Simon Diaz (August 8, 1928 – February 19, 2014), really describes this feeling about duality in a poetic way.
One of the internal quest I was on this year, was exploring and adding scope to my harmonic and rhythm knowledge. I’ve found a lot of new inspirational music and always from different parts of the world.
Jazz was always a good partner for me but finding musicians as Mulatu Astatke really opened the game. I was always a big fan of strange melodies and in this kind of music, you can find some crazy atmospheres.
ABSTRACT HIP HOP
Hip hop has been always a great inspiration. Mainly at the beginning of my electronic quest. Beats, Melodies, structures, and concepts from hip-hop were really present the last times.
Producers from the past like Dr.Dre or J Dilla and contemporary like fLako or Kaytranada are something very impressive for me.