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Magic Concepts featured by Australian Youtubers

2019-11-29

Beautiful underwater scene

I was happy to learn in late October that my single Magic Concepts, released in 2016, was featured in a video by the popular youtube channel "Sailing La Vagabonde". The song was paired to a fantastic underwater diving scene. Check out the link below to watch the sequence on minute 10:37.

Sailing activists and Greta Thunberg

La Vagabonde is the boat in which this family of Australian environmental activists sails the oceans as a way of life. Thanks to youtube, they've managed to make a living out of sailing, and, in the process, they have reached a substantial number of followers (+6 million subscribers).

In the last few weeks, they've been on world news. At the moment I'm writing this, they're taking the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic from the U.S. to the UN climate summit in Spain.

I'm happy that my music has been put to such good visual use. Also, it's gratifing that it is being used for a good cause, even if it's helping indirectly.

Dasein EP is out!

2019-10-16

Dasein EP is out now!

Dasein is my fourth release. This EP is a mix of electronic music and prog-rock, a style I refer to as Electronic Prog-Rock. It combines the Chapman Stick in a band format with electronic production techniques.

The title refers to Heidegger's concept of being-in-the-world. Dasein is the only entity that cares (is concerned) with being. As such, it is capable of constructing its authenticity in spite of historical and social conditioning. This album is an expression of my ongoing process of searching for musical authenticity. It's the first one where I do songs, and not only instrumentals, a so far missing part of my artistic work.

Credits

Felipe Saalfeld: Guitars (Machine Elves & Always Alone). Pato Nuño: Guitars (Always with you). Patrick Dalton: Drums (All tracks). Francisco Rafart: Stick, vocals (All tracks), and guitars (Jarmasti)

Recorded by Keith Asack at Keep the Edge Studios, Quincy MA. Guitars recorded at Estudio Machete, Santiago de Chile. Mixed and Mastered by Francisco Rafart, Quincy, MA. Cover art: Benjamin Ramos