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Tremor – Huella feat. Micaela Chauque

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Buenos Aires based “digital folklore” trio Tremor returns to the forefront of modern South American music with a brand new album on Nickodemus’ Brooklyn based Wonderwheel Recordings. After playing some of the most important festivals and venues worldwide including Roskilde Festival in Denmark and an official WOMEX showcase, the new album entitled Proa continues Tremor’s use of South American folklore traditions and regional instruments to bridge unexpected genres such as Argentine chacarera and Glitch / digital cumbia and electronic. Digging deeper into their folkloric roots and adding a new element of vocals for the first time, Proa is Tremor evolved: the most organic, psychedelic and visceral release of the trio to date, a release where the lines between traditional and digital are blurred into something completely their own.

Proa is also a special album for Tremor as it marks the first time the band has incorporated the human voice into its work, including Micaela Chauque’s soaring neo-Andean mystic vocals on “Huella.” Proa also prominently features the Sachaguitarra, an exotic stringed instrument created by Argentinean musician Elipido Herrera in 1971 – Herrera created this one especially for Tremor and is the only one of its kind in the world. Pioneering the way for folklore of the future, it’s no surprise that the title Proa literally means “the place where the bow of the boat cuts through the water”.
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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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