Saturday, February 13, 2016

Ildefonso Aguilar - 1978 - Erosion

Ildefonso Aguilar

Primera Parte    (16:32)
 101. Elementos   
 102. Evocación   
 103. Transformación   
Segunda Parte    (18:42)
 201. Maditación Y Acercamiento A La Génesis   
 202. El Vuelo Del "Bu" Ácromo Y El Despertar Del "Bu" Rojo   
Tercera Parte    (19:32)
 301. Magma   
 302. Perdido Entre Las Arenas Del Siroco   
 303. Un Instante En El Vértice   
Cuarta Parte    (18:20)
 401. El Paisaje Possible   
 402. Sobre Cómo Las Lavas Cubrísian La Isla   

Recorded at Hotline Studios, Frankfurt, Germany 1-20 October 1978.
Volcan de Tahiche. Lanzarote.

- Ildefonso Aguilar / electronics, composer
- Nigel Jopson / engineering
- José Maria Rodriguez / mastering

Not only an electronic artist, but a dedicated photographer and painter as well, ILDEFONSO AGUILAR seems to state a small late pioneering into Spanish electronic music by just an album, "Erosion" (released 1978, later rehashed into more complete music). After studying Beautiful and Applied Arts, he makes several audio-visual experimentations, plus, between 1978 -1980, he makes impressions and recordings out of journeys taken in different countries. His devotion in this figment goes towards the soft electronic machinery, as well as guitar mastering. Dedicated, from 1986, only towards the artistic activity, his little reached record production becomes palliated, despite being a fan artist and being the collaborator with the most impelling work for the Visual Music festival, that is celebrated since 1989, and that takes place in natural scenes of his native island Lanzarote. (and that, although it is not a contest centered exclusively in electronic music, has welcomed in musicians of the stature of Constance Demby, Steve Roach, Robert Rich or Brian Eno). He also appeared, recently, on a Russell Mills wide collaboration-album, along royal (read: imposant) names.

Ildefonso Aguilar's studies interact with the natural compelling, covering the sound motemp or the analog synthetism. Whilst his photography has the landscaping, ortographic and consumating look appeal, so is the music sheet able to, in general, spire placid work, beauty and sensitivity, rescriben privacy, ebeautiful levation in impression. It's taken as an ancient and work of rarefact and isolationist ambient music. Also as a conceptual point of electronism in opposite of a real and truthful rock vein. Cosmic music reveales a loose symphonic synth solvent. Mystical, instrumental of a new compulsory attitude and ober-toned. Inside the logic, "Erosion" can be conceived as concept blatant affinity. The adventurous synth escapade of it recommends, somehow flawlessly, the hints of drone aftertaste, or the natural omuses like Edgar W. Froese's "Aqua".

Ildelfonso Aguilar seems both the complete artist and the personality with the heart of an artist. In the short term of music, his album is a concrete result of his studies, dedicated equivocally to landscaping, to finding the ambient inside the world, to measuring the scales of a music fade. His album is rare, consequently intentional.

This is a masterpiece of whatever Ambient, Landscape or Cosmic music - and probably the best non-german album of the genre (although the recording was made in Frankfurt). Try to get the complete CD version released by NO-CD. Music influenced by Lanzarote's scenery of wilderness, wind and lava. Magic!