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Premiere: Ptomlo – La Vida. Soundtrack for a ghost island forthcoming on Raccoonin Records :.

Premiere: Ptomlo – La Vida. Soundtrack for a ghost island forthcoming on Raccoonin Records :.

 
How it’s supposed to sound the soundtrack inspired by a ghost island? This is the challenge that Mexican (Celaya, Guanajuato) producer Ptomlo offers us in his recent EP “Hashima”, the 14th relese of Mexico City´s Raccoonin Records. Using the abandoned Japanese island of Hashima he puts into practice an introspective journey through the Island and through himself as a sound explorer. Behind, humans left exploitation. Mark of the rapid Japanese industrialization, the Island was used for coal mines and forced labor prior to and during the Second World War. Today only nature breaks the silence between the abandoned concrete buildings left behind after total evacuation.

Inspired by the celebration of “movement” as dance for music (specially the 4×4 pattern) or as human interaction with nature, Ptomlo uses Hip Hop, Techno, Psy Trance and unusual sounds to place this interaction between the endogenous and alien. Using synths like SERUM for basslines or Tyrell, Zebra, Obxd, some Arturia, Tunfish and Triple Cheese for melodic elements he then
applies sample techniques for Buenavista Social Club, Rihana, Suntree or simple vocal packs he transforms in something very personal.

The track we are premiering today, “La Vida” does not break the rule of the concept and overall sonority of the EP, capturing the essence of the Hashima Island, between the melancholy and the expectation that nature once more take is course. Artwork by Shakiro Nil.

Listen “La Isla” premiered on Noisey here.

Pre order “Hashima” EP on Bandcamp here.

Rámon

May 8th, 2018

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