El Remolón & Brawlio release Coplas para Amar o Morir on Fertil Discos

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Almost 3 years ago El Remolón and Brawlio met at a Fértil Discos party and there began a synergy that resulted in the already known song “Los Pájaros” and now in a joint EP of 4 songs that will be released in October and that gathers part of a forgotten Argentine popular songbook. Is called “Coplas para Amar o Morir” (coplas for love or die).The songs speak of love, spite, betrayal and death in almost equal proportions. Faithful to the style of the members of the project, the versions preserve a gene of the original seed but both take the boldness to go beyond, changing some words that today sound outdated and print a modern audio and strong electronic imprint. At the same time they play with the genres incorporating original keys of traditional rhythms such as Chacarera, Huayno or Cumbia, all with strong Argentine roots.
The EP begins with “Muchas Estrellas”, a reversion of “Contrapunto de Tonadas”, originally compiled by folklorist Leda Valladares in 1991 in the Northwest of Argentina, where an original duel of copleros is transformed into an electronic and existential huayno. “Con su Permiso”, the second track of the EP, is a kind of copy/paste of anonymous songs, where between afro rhythms and chacarera, it invites you to an intense and unbridled dance. It continues with a free version of ”Telesita”, a traditional Argentinean folk song popularized by Jorge Cafrune and composed by Agustín Carabajal and Andrés Chazarreta, to the rhythm of an electronic chacarera. Guest pianist Natalia Schvartz softens the intensity of the lyrics with sweet black and white notes. To close, the song “Campo”, an unpublished sentimental version taking fragments of the Baguala de Seclantás compiled by Leda Valladares in the Documental Folklórico de Salta, almost without phonographic recordings, transports you to the Argentine countryside, referring to a wild journey in the middle of a romantic misunderstanding. Agus Ganem joins in on the Creole guitar and ronroco.

Written by: Alejandro Serrano

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