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Luis Perez

Retusa – Santuario de Mariposas (2LP)

Label: Tokonama

Format: 2LP

Genre: Experimental

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Santuario de Mariposas aims to explore the audio characteristics of musical instruments of pre-Columbian origin. They are complemented by a variety of instruments of an ethnographic order, associated with indigenous groups throughout Mexico. After more than 40 years of atnomusical research, Itxoneztli recorded this album trying to give life to sleeping instruments and reflect what the music of the Mexicas ancestors was like.

** Released on vinyl for the first time ** The Butterfly Sanctuary was originally recorded by Mexican artist Luis Pérez (of “En el Ombligo de la Luna” fame, as recently reissued) back in 1989 and released on CD only with a very limited distribution. The album was recorded using pre Columbian instruments only and aims to recreate the deep and environmental sounds of the jungle, resulting in a hypnotic and ethereal work that could be played next to many ambient records made with the aid of electronic music technology. Retusa (Santuario de Mariposas). All tracks produced by Luis Pérez Ixoneztli. Reissue from (Santuario de Mariposas). Remastered by Damián Schwartz. Artwork by Takumi Tomita.