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La B​ú​squeda

by Karmasound

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Instantes 03:43
La Búsqueda 05:22


To kick off the dawn of a new decade and their first release of 2020 in fine style, Phuture Shock Musik very proudly present ‘La Búsqueda’ - the debut album from Barcelona-based producer and multi-skilled musician Damián Botigué aka Karmasound.

Having released his first 12” ‘Probabalidades’ EP on the Bristol imprint to wide acclaim in 2018, followed by a solid sophomore effort ‘Can See Thru You’ one year later; whilst also contributing to recent projects by label mate Cyclonix and Wolf Music signee Pedro, Karmasound has steadily gained momentum to graduate to the long player format.

Comprised of ten tracks steeped in existential themes, ‘La Búsqueda’ stands out as the producer’s most personal and accomplished work to date, where jazz - particularly of the 70’s Latin fusion/funk variety – is a key source of its inspiration in terms of sound, yet with a contemporary electronic-infused spin and loosely within a broken beat context.
Besides taking cues from the above styles, each composition is informed by Botigué’s soulful, interstellar sound that combines live instrumentation with analogue studio gadgetry and a vast range of influences; including hip hop, soul, Afro-Latin, electronica and the forward-thinking sensibilities of the early 00’s West London sound. This rich musical diversity running throughout the LP, strikes a fitting balance between the past and the future that aligns with Phuture Shock’s sonic vision.

While syncopated rhythms and the savvy use of Latin percussion remains to be key features of his sound palette here, ‘La Búsqueda’ finds the Argentine-born musician also experimenting further with various time signatures and delving deeper into his South American roots; exploring a number of Afro-Latin and folkloric rhythms ranging from candombe to chacarera. From the rolling piano-driven grandeur of the opening cut ‘Dando Vueltas’, right through to the sparse polyrhythms beneath the bittersweet chords and melodic synthwork of ‘Lagrimas De Esperanza’ at its close, ‘La Búsqueda’ shines a bright spotlight on Botigué’s exceptional talent, and displays an increased level of maturity in his evolving song-craft. At almost two years in the making, Karmasound has truly delivered a special piece of work well worth the wait and one that marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in his very promising career as an artist.


released February 28, 2020

All tracks written & produced by Karmasound

Mastered by Frank Merritt @ The Carvery, London
Artwork by Raul Luna
Executive producer: Josiah Hartley
Cat no. PSMLP002


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