Alfonso Luna is back with a second release on the German forward-looking Latin netlabel KUMBALE, a full album with 12 hypnotising tracks that keep pushing the boundaries of electronic music fused with Mexican folklore.
The Monterrey (Mexico) based independent producer has been the single most defining artist of the tribal prehispanico microgenre for some years now. You could even say that he recreated tribal prehispanico, having done away with most of the standard recycled samples and standard percussion patterns that used define the sound. Fellow Latin-innovator Erick Jaimez once said: “you’ve got tribal and you’ve got Alfonso Luna, that guy is on a whole different level.” His experimentation with minimal techno, dub and ambient that characterised his previous release, is continued here. One track, ‘Virgen Lacrimosa’, my favourite from the album, even features a violin.
Tribal Prehispanico LP is an essential addition to many different kinds of DJ-sets and playlists, from alround Latin to avant-garde club and psychedelic tribal techno!
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