C.P.I LIVE 18.09.21 in Berlin, MONOM @ Funkhaus Berlin
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About C.P.I. and their first Album 'Alianza'.
What does a contemporary album mean to us? Marc Piñol and Hugo Capablanca asked themselves this question when faced with the challenge of recording their first C.P.I. LP. To find the answer they went back to some of the most important records in their lives and listened to them from start to finish. At a time when the whole concept of an album might be at its lowest ebb for decades, they wanted to return to the old way of telling stories, recreating the notion of a narrative "journey" but doing so in their own original manner.
'Alianza' displays a wide range of emotions through only a few elements. There are no structures, barely any drums. It's a puzzling journey that moves through darkness and light, happiness and despair, hope and menace, as it unveils its own mysterious universe. Every track is a world in its own, yet all of them are linked by an invisible energy that reflects a coherent constellation.
To achieve this, Hugo and Marc used a broad array of vocal timbres, including their own drone-treated voices, digitized vocals from an old vector synth, and those of several contributors. Most of the sounds on the album come from digital devices, as they wanted to "prove themselves" in the studio "by doing something as warm as we could while trying to avoid analogue if possible?
The major part of 'Alianza' was recorded during the spring of 2018 in Barcelona, with further takes and additions recorded in Berlin, New York, Los Angeles and Switzerland. It features contributions from Spacemen 3's Will Carruthers, Tanja Siren, Veronica Vasicka, Anna Homler, Demetrio Martini and Pablo Sánchez. The album was mastered by Gordon Pohl in Dusseldorf. The artwork is by Dominic Brucia and features a picture by Tanja Siren.
We advise coming 30 minutes prior to the start of your sessions, guests will be not allowed entry during the sessions. Guests that are late can enter after the break or 20 minutes after the session begins.
For the pleasure of everybody, please turn your mobile phones off.
No smoking allowed in the studio.
No talking during the performances.
You can move around and explore the sound environment or sit down, as you wish.
Close your eyes for an intensified listening experience.
Guests are welcome to leave at any time, but re-entry will not be permitted.
Drinks from MONOM lounge are permitted in the studio.
Please consider the current health guidelines. Don't come to the event if you are feeling unwell.
*Current hygiene regulations are in effect during the event.
*Proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 tests are mandatory.