Resonancia aka Panico in the Atacama desert or The search for the sound of gold.
Having released several rock albums in Chile, Mexico and Europe, PANICO decided to explore a new musical direction.
They embark on a sonic adventure and dive into the heart of the Atacama desert -the driest desert in the world, a place where native cultures continue to exist in an ambiguous present, suspended between colonialisation and contemporary globalisation, in the shadow of industrial decline.
They leave the city armed with their portable recording gear and musical instruments. They listen and experiment, and discover that the Atacama is full of strange stories and atmospheric aural landscapes. Their musical sensibility is transformed as the trip progresses. They perform in unexpected places, in the empty metallic swimming pool in the ghost town of Humberstone, a percussion jam in the heart of a huge meteorite crater, a show under the setting sun for the locals in the sleepy town square of Inca de Oro…
The band is guided by sonic curiosity and chance encounters. New sounds and songs take shape, an album is born: drums hypnotized by their own echo, the metallic vibrations of a steam engine, a guitar in dialogue with the wind, a day spent recording the deep drone of a sand dune.
desire brings to vinyl this sandy, icy music, edited in collaboration with Brendan Canty, former drummer in Fugazi. The adventure is portrayed in the film called The Band that met the sound beneath (Réverbération in France) directed by James June Schneider.
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