Waitecas - El Gran Chufle
HR-13 / 12" VINYL/ 2012
The 1st El Granchufle's album, A DIY-HIFI creation, inspired on patagonic jetis rituals, Titicaca's UFO landings, spiritisme and voices from au delĂ ..
The name of the album come of a group of islands in southern Chile, birthplace of Memo and Esteban, but also the name of the etnie who lived in the austral channels, disappears today. The waitecas had a strange cosmogony, guided in part by the worship of supernatural beings, comparable Jetis, briefment mentioned in the chronicles of adventurers europeanns of 17 and 18 centuries when in stories and myths that still haunt the region .. currently living descendants waitecas debate whether these islands are between globalization and bargaining resources and periodic appearances of UFOs and isolation towards modernity.
Utilizing a myriad selection of weird instruments: farfisa organs, theremin, xylophone, bass organ, drums trigging guitars, bolivian flutes, not to mention the sublime vocals of Georgina Treloar. The debut recording âWAITECASâ comes to you here: a 9-track peculiar that features handcrafted surf-noir instrumentals, motorik outer-space improvisations, hypnotic dream pop grooves and acid-drenched easy-listening. The recordings were made in Paris and London over a number of months
The album was mixed by Laurent Dagoret and Acid Pauli (The Notwist) on a Neive VRP14 desk at "Onetwopassit" in Paris, and using the low-cost analogue gear at ChufleUnit.
The LP had the plate cut with an updated 70's Neumann cutting-plate-machine in Paris, and have had 500 limited edition units of black 135 grs vinyl pressed in Germany.
The album's art-work is of planet Chufle, as imagined by the mineral mind of Tokyo based artist, Amanda Riffo.
Released the 1st April 2012 by Hueso Records in USA and Mexico & under licence for All Time Low throught distribution by Forte UK (in Europe) and Rio Bueno Discos in South America.
Thanks: Y Productions (NYC)
About El Gran Chufle
Group formed by Memo Dumay (Guitar-PANICO) and Jean Pierre Grappin (Drums- exHOLDEN), and became quartet when Georgina Treolar (Voice, Organ) and Esteban Anavitarte (bass) have joined the group with a view to play a summer tour in 2010. They released their 1st EP called "Tambores Obstinados y Ruido Voltaico", something like Stubborns Drums and Electrical Noise in Spanish. Between these five titles, the sound wavers into tropicalist garage, surf music and road movie soundtracks. This CD-R has been sold 100 copies exclusively at Rough Trade East shop in London during the summer of 2010 and in theirs concerts that year. The band are currently based in Europe and "Waitecas" is their first Long Play.