Released by Umor-Rex
UR109 - MC/Digital

Release Dates
Worldwide: Jun 15, 2018


The NY-based producer returns to Umor Rex with a new album, in which the musical discourse and the physical form of the release have an equal, crucial importance. Sirimiri is made of four long and mid-length pieces, each composed of different perspectives, processes and identities. read more...

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All releases by Rafael Anton Irisarri:

Sirimiri Sirimiri
by Rafael Anton Irisarri Umor-Rex
MC/Digital - Jun 15, 2018
The Shameless Years The Shameless Years
by Rafael Anton Irisarri Umor-Rex
LP/Digital - Aug 25, 2017
Hopes And Past Desires Hopes And Past Desires
by Rafael Anton Irisarri Immune
7”/Digital - Jan 30, 2015
Reverie Reverie
by Rafael Anton Irisarri Immune
LP/Digital - Apr 20, 2010
Daydreaming Daydreaming
by Rafael Anton Irisarri Miasmah
CD/LP/Digital - Feb 12, 2007

Rafael Anton Irisarri. Sirimiri

Umor-Rex - UR109

The NY-based producer returns to Umor Rex with a new album, in which the musical discourse and the physical form of the release have an equal, crucial importance. Sirimiri is made of four long and mid-length pieces, each composed of different perspectives, processes and identities. However, Rafael seeks to blend subjective time with the listening experience. A sort of loop and repetition, sub-sequence-based sound. Following Eno, nothing happens in the same way twice, perception is constantly shifting, nothing stays in one place for long. The sum of the four pieces is 36 minutes; the cassette edition lasts 72 minutes in total, since both sides have the same four songs joined together. Physically, the format allows us at least two automatic repetitions. In the digital version the songs are independent, but we also include a bonus track made of the 36-minute loop. The desolation and despair (in a sort of positive way) that we got to hear in The Shameless Years (Umor Rex 2017) is present in Sirimiri, but the impression is concrete, with cruder, less rhetorical landscapes. If The Shameless Years was located between beauty and active tragedy, Sirimiri travels inside the beauty and melancholy of an observing eye, a quiet rebel insurrection. Another substantial difference is the distance from general and globalized concepts; in these unfortunate times, Sirimiri looks for personal sorrows, and places its focus on the particular. Even the names of the songs evoke this in small ways, like in "Sonder", the feeling of realizing that everyone, even a complete stranger, has a life as complex as one's own. Rafael has two guests in this album; Taylor Jordan in "Mountain Strem", and Rafael's hero Carl Hultgren (from Windy & Carl) in "Sonder". Sirimiri means 'drizzle' in Basque, and we cannot find a better word to describe its content.

Written, produced, mixed & mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, NY. Carl Hultgren: Guitars on “Sonder”, Taylor Jordan: Electric Piano on “Mountain Stream”. Design & photo by Daniel Castrejón. For Marcus Fjellström.

Cat.no.: UR109
Format: MC/Digital

Tracklisting

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1. Downfall
2. Sonder
3. Vasastan
4. Mountain Stream
5. Sirimiri

Release Dates:
Jun 15, 2018 (Worldwide)