A 6 track rave ep (24m 3s) — released December 16th 2016 on Salviatek

Salviatek presents its third release:Hélices, from the Brazilian producer Superfície.

Inspired in the socio-economic conflicts from his country of origin, as well as in the advances of biotechnology of our era, the sound of the EP is the soundtrack of a parallel reality that takes place in the jungles of southern Brazil, where autonomous entities confront corporative interests and designed illnesses.

The album opens with "Febre do Vale", a track that gives us a sense of dizziness from a mosquitoe bite and puts us in alert. "Cerol" brings to mind a race for survival, a war cry. Human voices that resemble the classic musical form of the Guaraní are heard. "Dengue Drums" synthesizes the bio-tech sound of the record, robot insects fly among a complex percussion ensemble. "Helices" is the clarifying twist to the plot. Superfície re-interprets the sound of Baile Funk with authenticity, creating a language of it's own. The remixes, in charge of the Armenian-American foozool and the Venezuelan-American umurmurum, expand the sound palette to places where "diasporic intimacy and memory" (foozool) interlaces with "opposite seismic movements" (umurmurum).

"Their creations outlived their language in this part of the world, not many sounds can be heard besides the living cloud and the distress drums of the river people. While amazonian angels fly overhead chanting the ethereal song of disruptive ammunition." - Superfície

Producer: Superficie
Mastering: Jeremy Cox
Artwork: Salvador Loza

An intriguing hybrid of baile funk rhythms, ambient spatiality, tropical rainforest sound effects, and spawning cybernetic movements. - Alexander Iadarola THUMP

It's tough to ascribe these tracks to a certain time or space—not just because they draw from different regional sounds, but also because of the clash between organic and synthetic textures. It's like they're from this world, but also not. - Max Pearl Resident Advisor

it infects and is reciprocally infected by sounds from a disparate range of sources, enmeshed with ambient music motifs, samples of traditional percussion instruments, and a motif of Guaraní music on the track “Cerol.” - Alexander Iadarola Pitchfork

The flexing rhythms, inspired by local socio-economic conflict, manage to feel simultaneously inspirational and confrontational; either way you're going to end up moving. - MusicMap Global

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