Fratti, Mabe / Pies Sobre La Tierra
Album: Pies Sobre La Tierra   Collection:General
Artist:Fratti, Mabe   Added:Feb 2020
Label:Hole Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-02-12 Pull Date: 2020-06-17 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 8 Feb 23 Feb 16
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 22, 2023: Total Sound
Creo Que Puedo Hacer Algo
4. Mar 04, 2020: Brownian Motion
El Sol Sigue Ahí (El Sol Brilló - No Tenía Alternativa)
2. Feb 04, 2021: Stranded at Settembrini's (2020 in Review IV)
Creo Que Puedo Hacer Algo
5. Feb 19, 2020: Brownian Motion
Dirección + Concepción Huerta
3. Apr 23, 2020: Stranded at Settembrini's
Dirección + Concepción Huerta
6. Feb 17, 2020: Being as an ocean
Dirección + Concepción Huerta

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2020-02-12
Highest recommendation: play this! Debut album by this cellist/singer/composer from Guatemala, based in Mexico City. Startlingly powerful songwriting crossing over into electroacoustic soundscapes, masterful and haunting and uncommonly beautiful. Every song develops in an organic way, every choice feels perfect and unforced, and the music pushes stylistic boundaries without ever feeling dry. RIYL Arthur Russell, Ian William Craig, Dead Can Dance, 4AD and Touch artists generally. Favorites: 1, 3, 5, 7. All lyrics in Spanish, no FCCs detected.

1. *(6:42)—Long intro, major key cello melody, grand and triumphant. High, processed, Ian William Craig-type vocals enter in the second half.
2. (4:04)—Instrumental. Echoing, percussive cello line strongly reminiscent of Arthur Russell. Staticky textures. Heavy second half.
3. *(4:01)—Faster, Steve Reich-type cello melody. Hair-raisingly beautiful singing. Sci-fi synth melody.
4. (2:29)—Soft drone textures, slow synth chords, chopped-up vocals with autotune.
5. *(4:32)—The single. Minimal beginning, slow plucked cello. Blown-out vocal melody on the chorus. Builds. "Sin saber aterricé en un jardín."
6. (2:43)—Instrumental. Starts loud, with a full and intense cello solo. Ends in cello drone.
7. *(5:03)—Eerie, majestic, not far from Dead Can Dance's "Host of the Seraphim." Whooshing electronics, deep bass. Mournful cello, vocals that sound like Lisa Gerrard through lots of effects.
8. (2:52)—Minor key, dark and unsettled. Lots of reverb on the cello, Fennesz-type noise textures.

Track Listing
1. El Sol Sigue Ahí (El Sol Brilló - No Tenía Alternativa)   5. Todo Lo Que Querías Saber
2. Entrando Al Cuarto De La Duda + Mito Del Desierto   6. Pronto Su Cuerpo Estaría Silencioso: Pronto Sería Libre
3. Creo Que Puedo Hacer Algo   7. Dirección + Concepción Huerta
4. Ignora   8. El Trabajo Será Nuestro Final - "her Quantum of Wantum Cannot Vary"