MECANICA POPULAR DEAD CERT ANDY VOTEL SEAN CANTY DOUG SHIPTON

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Mecanica Popular

¿Qué Sucede Con El Tiempo?

Dead Cert

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A cultishly coveted slab of freeform new wave dance/tape music from 1984 Madrid, Spain, re-released by Andy Votel, Sean Canty and Doug Shipton’s Dead Cert label.

Notable not only for including Beppe Loda’s Typhoon favourite, La Edad Del Bronce – which sounds uncannily like a cut from Craig Leon’s Nommos – this album also features the beguiling concrète funk of ‘Galilea: Centro De Datos’, which, by any measure bears a striking, prototypical resemblance to Photek’s Ni – Ten – Ichi – Ryu and has become something of an oft-asked about staple in DeadCert’s polysemous, polymetric DJ sets.

Founded in 1978, Mecánica Popular was the brainchild of Luis Delgado (also a member of Finis Africae) and Eugenio Muñoz, conceived and nurtured during after-hours sessions in Madrid’s RCA studios exclusively using tape loops only – no samples involved.

They did however, use an innovative set-up including a Polaroid 600 camera, an Eventide H910 Harmonizer, and the Arp Odyssey, all fed thru a matrix of FX, to make a wonky, clanking sound that could be happily compared with the output of Conrad Schnitzler, Chris Carter, Jon Hassell, or Kerry Leimer during that fertile early ’80s era.

1. Impresionistas 1
2. La Edad Del Bronce    
3. Impresionistas 2   
4. Quiero Irme    
5. Siempre Tú       
6. Modelos Existentes Estado Sólido     
7. Galilea: Centro De Datos 
8. Daguerrotipo     
9. Ambrotipo     
10. Plenilunio    
11. Máquinas Y Procedimientos

Click here to listen to soundclips of all tracks at Klicktrack