|“rrrrrrrrrr tKtK” is the debut solo record from Argentinian guitarist JAVIER AREAL VÉLEZ. Its seven self-contained improvised pieces explore different sides of an often furious, angular, and obstinate performing style on prepared electric guitar. Nefarious Industries has confirmed the record for an August release, issuing the cover art, track listing, a brief teaser, preorders, and more. |
The musical approach of JAVIER AREAL VÉLEZ relies heavily on a primal technique that emphasizes timbre and rhythm and avoids traditional forms in favor of intensity and dynamic contrast. The physicality of his interactions with the guitar creates estranged and unstable sonic entities that evolve haphazardly, free of preexisting genres.
AREAL VÉLEZ blurs the edges of his instrument, playing from a standing position while moving around and using just a few objects or preparations (pieces of wood, metal, rocks) to attack and alter the guitar’s sound. His sound goes through a pair of pedals to a large amplifier at max volume. This setup allows him to exploit the sonic spectrum to its limits, spontaneously recycling errors and unexpected sounds.
The seven songs on “rrrrrrrrrr tKtK” were performed entirely by JAVIER AREAL VÉLEZ solo on prepared electric guitar. All pieces are improvised; there are no overdubs. The record was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Carlos Quebrada in Buenos Aires in 2019 and 2020, and completed with artwork by AREAL VÉLEZ. Nefarious Industries will release “rrrrrrrrrr tKtK” digitally and in a limited cassette run including merch bundles on August 27th.
Watch a brief teaser for JAVIER AREAL VÉLEZ’ rrrrrrrrrr tKtK and find preorders RIGHT HERE.
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