FELIPE PEREZ SANTIAGO
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.
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
ALSO ON NAVONA RECORDS
Release Date: February 9, 2018
Catalog #: NV6129
01 El ANSIA
02 LA CANDESAURIA
03 PENGAMAT BULAN
06 I - SUPRARENAL
07 II - VESICULOBILIAR
08 III - NEUROMA DE MORTON
09 IV- NEUROCARDIOGÉNICO
10 MAL TIMING
11 EL ANSIA (Bonus Track)
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