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After a long silence, SoloTronik attacks again.
After many battles inside and outside the Esperanto movement, a lot of changes have occured: acquisition of new technology, and at the same time reflections on renewing the "successful" songs of the SoloTronik repertoire, i.e. those songs that got particularly successful critics from 1990 to 1999. These are entirely renovated versions of these old songs, using new techniques and also adapted to new musical styles and rhythms.
Songs from three albums have been chosen.
1. From Kosma Infano (1990, the first album in Esperanto in the history of music in Spain), the song "Nova Erao". But we made a mixing experiment with another song from the album Vulkano (1994), "Miraklo". And also "Ĝis revido", a very successful song. From Vulkano we also took "Mi sentis min", and a very special version of "Eterna libro" with rhythms made from the electro chaos style by the sound artist Julius Senmove, who usually works with SoloTronik.
2. From the first Vinilkosmo Kompil' we had to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the song "Kie ne plu".
3. In Polimorfia Arkiteknia I had to choose the songs that had received good reviews in important publications outside the Esperanto movement, such as El País, or the magazine Música Futurista with editions of over one hundred thousand copies: "De via nom'", "Maŝine Dance","Stelo Arkiteknia", "Kiel s-ro Spock" (while SoloTronik was working on it, Spock died this year, 2015), and "Luma tempo".
For those who may be "blessed" never to have heard of SoloTronik, he is a musician of classical training, a finalist in several contests on orchestration, founder of a famous band in the 80s in Spain, with appearances on national television, and so on. In a famous Spanish magazine, his band was chosen as the best of 1987. The Spanish symphony commission chose some of his pieces to include in the Spanish Wikipedia of music. Later, as Solo Tronik, national radio chose him as one of the most interesting sound artists in 2000. He played concerts in almost all of Europe inside and outside the Esperanto movement.
His sound art work is extremely complicated. He uses several rhythms at the same time, i.e. polyrhythms. He mixes such musical styles as classical, electronic, chaos, trip hop, dance, flamenco, and others. He builds his musical base with the program Cubase, then he adds musical details with machines such as the Roland System 1 synthesizer, the Novation Ultranova vocoder, the rhythm machine Tr-8 Roland and Elektriber Korg, the sampler Kontakt5 with a sound library of natural symphony orchestra instruments. Voice is treated with a special vocoder system.
The texts of this album are from the books Ibere Libere and Ekstremoj by the Iberian Team of poets in Esperanto.
Julius Senmove for his drum work in "Eterna libro", an intricate ellaboration of chaos rhythms; and also for the masterization and post-sound production.
Benito Lozano, a famous painter of the contemporary Madrid movement, for the cover art, from his paintings.
RoKo for his assistance in corrections and suggestions in the texts. Flo for his understanding, patience, and correspondence.
SoloTronik in this album is:
-Henry Gutierrez: synthesizer, Vocals
-Julius Senmove: arrangements, drums machine
Recorded in the SoloTroniks studio in 2015.
Sound engineers: SoloTronik
Mastering: Julius Senmove
Artwork design : Benito Lozano
2- Vulkan-Arkiteknia infano
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