Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Esplendor Geométrico - 30 Years Plus



In the words of New York producer Adam X: “When I think of the word ‘industrial’… I think machines, gears, factories with tall smoke stacks, Esplendor Geometrico means exactly that to me. Hard minimal rhythmic machine music that grinds like a huge device, cutting metal girders for large buildings. Though most would quote bands like Throbbing Gristle, Einstürzende Neubauten, and Coil as being the truest form of industrial, the music of Esplendor by far best describes the word industrial when actually applied to music”. (Ref: The Legend of Esplendor Geometrico)


Esplendor Geométrico (Geometric Splendor) is a Spanish industrial outfit formed in the early eighties by Arturo Lanz,  Gabriel Riaza and Juan Carlos Sastre. Saverio Evangelista joined - the only remaining member Arturo Lanz – in 1990. (Ref: Discogs)

Esplendor Geométrico's NADOR was originally published only in CD by the label of Dirk Ivens (Daft Records 1995).  Nine tracks recorded between 1988-1989 now remastered (2014).  Fans of Esplendor Geométrico have been waiting eagerly for this reissue of NADOR, a collection of unreleased tracks and alternative takes recorded during one of the best creative moments of the duo: the years of Sheikh Aljama and Arispejal Astisaró albums, an especially interesting period where the unique and characteristic rhytmic-industrial EG style, developed along the eighties, turns more minimalistic, schematic, cold and rough, with sporadic influences of arabic musics and rhythms. The minimalist structure of the tracks offers a strikingly modern approach. (Ref: Bandcamp profile)












Other links:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/540243-Arturo-Lanz

http://secretthirteen.org/interview-with-esplendor-geometrico/

http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2011/10/the-legend-of-esplendor-geometrico


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