Lucrecia Dalt announces new album, ¡Ay!; shares first single ‘No Tiempo’

Berlin based, Colombia born civil engineer turned into sound artist, musician and composer Lucrecia Dalt announced today the release of her eighth solo album, ¡Ay!. Known for her fusion of Colombian sounds and experimental minimalism, on the upcoming album Lucrecia “conjures a new realm where the tropical bolero, salsa, and merengue music of her childhood in Colombia meld with her signature experimental sci-fi-inspired storytelling and production”, as the press release describes.

¡Ay! is set for releae on October 14th through RVNG Intl. and ahead of it Lucrecia has let loose the delicate and ethereal ‘No Tiempo’. The single comes with a gorgeous video accompaniment created by Aina Climent and Lucrecia with cinematography by AINA and a script written by Lucrecia. The video was filmed on Galatzó Mountain in Spain and co-stars collaborator Alex Rodriguez Lázaro. Watch it below.

Watch Jerusalem In My Heart’s short film for ‘Tanto’ featuring Lucrecia Dalt

Hot on the heels of the release of Qalaq, Jerusalem In My Heart shared last week a short film to accompany album track ‘Tanto’ featuring guest Lucrecia Dalt. Speaking about this collaboration, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh has this to say:

“Lucrecia Dalt and I have shared much music with one another, and over the course of the many years of knowing each other and sharing stages, we decided to collaborate on the track “Tanto” for Qalaq. We discussed a few ideas and wanted to keep it minimal, but maintain the form of a ‘duet’. We exchanged some music and she came up with a beautiful tape loop for the backbone of the track, through which we were able to find our vocal identities. It was a haunting, eerie, out-of-time tape loop, which she proposed after I had sent her the (Arabic) lyrics and a translation of them—and most importantly, their intention. The song is meant to evoke the feeling of ‘envy’ familiar to many people in developing nations.”

The accompanying film was shot on 16mm by new member Erin Weisgerber with concept and performance by dancer/choreographer Stacey Desilier. Radwan comments:

“Erin Weisgerber and I decided to make a small film for this song. I had wanted to work with the incredible Stacey Desilier as a choreographer and dancer. We exchanged some ideas and I sent everyone some film references, to which everyone echoed back others, and from there we settled on a setting and imagery and actions and shot this film in the forests north of Tiohtia:ke / Montréal.”

Watch the film below.

Qalaq is out now through Constellation

Mixtape #71

We’re big fans of Suuns, the Montreal based quartet of Ben Shemie, Max Henry, Joe Yarmush and Liam O'Neill. Over the last decade they have released two excellent albums and a collaborative one with Jerusalem In My Heart which made it to our Album Picks of 2015. The band's entrancing, eerie and pulsating sound incorporates a multitude of elements and genres, from psychedelic and post-punk, to art-rock, electronic and krautrock. With their third album, Hold/Still, due mid-April, we've been itching with anticipation. So we asked the band to put together this month's mixtape, and Joe sent us this treat. Dig in.