FORMIKA

FELIPE PEREZ SANTIAGO

 

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

Mexican composer Felipe Pérez Santiago introduces the follow up to his 2013 album, Mantis with his first Navona release, Formika, an album of chamber music. Pérez Santiago continues his series with a vast notational layering and timing propelled by traditional instrumentation. Masterful playing by choice ensembles like Tamayo and Onix, create a particularly kaleidoscopic nostalgia in this pitching album.

 

With Formika, the arrangements become not only the thruways to higher and lower planes of intimacy, but they shift in tonality and range with ecstatic energy and texture. This is intensely felt in the panoramic and awakening Hospital Suite — written with the help of a grant by the National Fund for Culture and Arts, Mexico during the hours while the composer watched over two loved ones convalescent in a hospital.

 

Just as the staircases in a home can lead up into the nestled warmth of a room or down into the dark basement at twilight, Formika leads us, in steps and gravity, to those tender and rough realms of memory.

 

CREDITS

 

Thanks to

The Multiverse, Nora Arriaga, Montse, Family Perez Santiago, Frau.

All friends and colleagues that helped in the realization of this album.

In memory of my beloved brother, Agustin.

 

Track 1 recorded at Sala Xochipilli of the National School of Music, Mexico

Session Engineer Manuel Mora

 

Tracks 2-10 recorded at Naff Audio in Mexico City

Session Engineers Pablo Gav & Rodrigo Valdez

 

Track 11 recorded at Brevis Studio, Krakow, Poland

Session Engineer Michał Woźniak

 

Edited at Feliopolis Studios, Mexico City

Editor  Felipe Pérez Santiago

Mixed at Topetitud Studios, Mexico City

Engineers  Camilo Froideval & Jacobo Velazquez

Mastered at Analog 3D Studios, Mexico City

Engineer  Sidartha Siliceo

 

Producer Felipe Perez Santiago

 

Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Chris Robinson

Audio Director Jeff LeRoy

Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette

Design & Marketing Director Brett Picknell

Design Ryan Harrison, Kelsey Fitzgerald

 

 

Release Date: November 10, 2017

Catalog #: NV6129

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

01  El ANSIA

 

02  LA CANDESAURIA

 

03  PENGAMAT BULAN

 

04  EXOESQUELETO

 

05  MANIQUÍ

 

HOSPITAL SUITE

06 I - SUPRARENAL

07 II - VESICULOBILIAR

08 III - NEUROMA DE MORTON

09 IV- NEUROCARDIOGÉNICO

 

10  MAL TIMING

 

11  EL ANSIA (Bonus Track)

 

ALSO ON NAVONA RECORDS

 

VALLARTA SUITE (NV6117)

John Robertson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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