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Justo Bagüeste, Suso Sáiz

Inducing the Pleasure Dreams V2 (LP)

Label: Geometrik

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

In stock


**500 copies** "In 1995 Justo Bagüeste released a record called I.P.D.; it claimed to induce in the listener a pleasant dream, heading for the final sprint towards that collective promise beyond the end of the millennium. I.P.D. was some sort of Goldberg Variations for the turn of the century, played on mini-Moog, short-wave radios and analog synths. In 2016, Bagüeste and Suso Sáiz (producer of I.P.D.) performed at Periferias Festival in Huesca; they were to play a reinterpretation of the recording they had made twenty years before. However, Bagüeste and Sáiz didn't appear nostalgic nor revisionist: just a certain atmosphere and a few samples linked the concert to the 1995 recording. Firmly stuck in that moment, they offered a session of sonic haze based on dialog and improvisation; the forty minutes of music presented here stem from that haze. Like a vitalist statement, a heartbeat and a human voice open the first track, Nóstos. One is then plunged into a boundless sea of textures and synthetic serpentines entitled Margen de Indefinición (Margin of Vagueness). Soon, some rhythmic turbulence shows up, evoking a dream of Despertar (Awakening) between faraway saxophones, glided guitars, reminiscences of Popol Vuh and Tangerine Dream. The final stretch starts in tension, mired in an inner conflict Cerca de Algún Lugar (Close To Somewhere). After a shamanic-like voice, the session leads to a backwater of spacious ambient music with stitches of sax and guitar, describing a transcendental Implosión (Implosion) ended with unrepentant heartbeats again. This re-reading of I.P.D. is like an agile pirouette against the inertia of time; it reminds one how intimately electronic music has been related to spirituality since the beginning, and how that bond seems to have diluted in the 21st century, in the factual setting of so many utopian fantasies from the past. Bagüeste and Saiz evoke the enthusiasm of the future pasts. They recall that promise of plenitude through technology that never was. At the same time, they update that promise before our ears, naturally and fully aware." - Javier Aquilué


The most representative figure of Spain’s now cult ambient scene, Suso Sáiz remains an exploratory musician in a musical universe that knows no boundaries. Having been at the forefront of Spain’s experimental / electronic music scene since the late 1970s, formed the pivotal group Orquesta de las Nubes and studio project Música Esporádica. A prolific producer, he has recorded with Spain’s most singular popular musicians as well as with a number of luminary electronic and world music artists such as Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes, Fennesz and Salif Keita.


‎Justo Bagüeste is a musician and composer born in Huesca who develops most of his career in Madrid. With academic training at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Madrid and from his experience with the saxophone, his main instrument, delves into contemporary, pop, and electronic music. From the middle of the eighties he was part of the experimental cult band Clónicos, and years later (1995) he created his main solo project: I.P.D. He has collaborated with many other Spanish musicians and writers-poets: Jesus Ferrero, Bunbury, Pablo Guerrero, Christina Rosenvinge, etc. Currently he combines his work as a teacher at the Multimedia Art Laboratory - ArtLab de Huesca with performances both in individual format and in collaboration with improvisation groups at a national level (Orquesta Foco, Llorenç Barber, Chefa Alonso, etc.).

Cat. number: GR 2147
Year: 2019

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