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Lumisphera

by Estados Alterados

Sexto álbum inspirado en el Archivo Fotográfico de la Biblioteca Pública Piloto (BPP) de Medellín que detono la creación de sonidos e instrumentos. Sixth album inspired by the Photographic Archive of BPP in Medellín resulting in new sounds and visual arts
Genre: Electronic: Synthpop
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1. Bendiciones
4:22 album only
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2. Pueblo
4:01 album only
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3. Miedo
3:50 album only
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4. Caín
4:37 album only
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5. Animal
3:42 album only
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6. Mantra
3:45 album only
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7. Like
3:17 album only
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8. Bendiciones / Blessings (feat. Julien-K)
4:22 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Con más de 25 años de trayectoria musical, EA vuelve a la escena con su sexto álbum de estudio “Lumisphera", un trabajo inspirado en la exploración y curaduría del Archivo Fotográfico de la Biblioteca Pública Piloto (BPP) de Medellín, Colombia. El álbum está disponible en las plataformas digitales teniendo además como único formato físico, el vinilo, una pieza de arte de la cual solo fueron impresas 500 unidades. Este trabajo fue grabado en la ciudad de Los Ángeles bajo la producción de Amir Derakh, actual miembro de Julien-K y ex- integrante, compositor y productor de la banda Orgy, la cual ha alcanzado ventas multo-platino.

Estados Alterados, llamados por la crítica musical como "los arquitectos del rock electrónico en Hispanoamérica" mantiene su característica de congregar la ciencia, la tecnología y las artes como un sello indeleble en cada uno de sus álbumes.

El proyecto " Lumisphera" nace de variantes en donde la curiosidad, la tecnología y la creatividad han sido fundamentales. Lo que empezó con un proceso de investigación y búsqueda de referencias en el Archivo Fotográfico de la Biblioteca Pública de Medellín, se fue complementado con la fabricación de un instrumento electrónico y sonoro (Lumisphera). Este proceso detonó la creación de sonidos, atmósferas y narrativas que entre los meses de Abril 2017 y Agosto del 2018 tomaron forma en el estudio.

La banda, conformada originalmente por Ricardo Restrepo (Ricky) en la batería y voz y Fernando Sierra (Elvis) en las vocales, se complementa con Natalia Valencia (Nati) en los teclados y Felipe Carmona (Pipe-Wonder B.) en bajo y guitarra.

"Lumisphera" inicia su recorrido con el lanzamiento de su primer sencillo -Miedo- junto a Depeche Mode con quienes la banda compartió tarima el viernes 16 de marzo del 2018 en el Parque Simón Bolívar de Bogotá, Colombia ante 20,000 personas. Estados Alterados está de nuevo en los listados número uno de la escena rock en Colombia. Revistas, periódicos y magazines especializados como Rolling Stone, Semana, entre otros dedican notas especiales a este nuevo álbum de EA. El segundo sencillo del álbum –Pueblo- se lanzó el 20 de Julio de 2018. En esta fecha se celebra la independencia de Colombia y ésta canción tiene claros referentes a la historia y cultura colombianas; los cuales resuenan con el crucial momento histórico y los profundos cambios por el que atraviesa el país en ese momento en la búsqueda de la paz.

EA continua con una larga trayectoria de presentaciones en vivo en Colombia y el mundo, como en Vive Latino (Mexico, D.F.), South by Southwest (Austin, Texas), Latin Alternative Music Conference (New York, NY), Rola Fest (Miami, Florida), Rock al Parque (Bogotá, Colombia), Altavoz (Medellín, Colombia), Día de Rock Colombia, Festival Centro (Bogotá, Colombia) entre muchos otros. Espectáculos igual de memorables como las presentaciones especiales que tuvieron junto a bandas tan importantes como Information Society, Coldplay y Depeche Mode entre otros.

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Hailed internationally as a pioneer of electro-rock music in Latin America, the Colombian band Estados Alterados was formed in the late ‘80’s in Medellín, Colombia, when drug lords such as Pablo Escobar were wreaking havoc throughout the city. More than than 25 years later, Estados Alterados continues to innovate musically and visually, as their latest album Lumisphera (2018) can confirm. The band is currently composed by founding members Elvis (lead singer, programming), Ricky (drums, voice and programming), as well as longtime creative collaborator Nati (keyboards) and Pipe/Wonder-B (guitar and bass) who officially joined in 2017.

In 1980’s Colombia, a country with few opportunities for a young generation, a group of middle-class kids found through music a way of expressing their reality, their dreams and their fears. They became one of the first multi-media projects to integrate synthesizers, drum machines and visual art in the southern continent. Tragedy struck at the very beginning of the project, when close friend and drummer Carlos Uribe (a.k.a Mana) passed away after a car accident in Medellín a month before the band’s first performance. Fernando Sierra a.k.a Elvis (lead singer, programming), Gabriel Lopera a.k.a Tato (who left the band in 2011) and Ricardo Restrepo a.k.a Ricky, who stepped in for his friend, Mana on drums, decided to continue despite their loss.

Estados Alterados, whose name is drawn from Ken Russell’s movie, started to experiment with the sounds offered by their city. In the US and Europe SynthPop had an eighties vibe, but for Colombia it was a whole new thing and the band quickly gained fame and prestige. Always forward-thinking, the band independently released a 45 RPM record in 1989 that is today a coveted valuable object for collectors. Their 1990 self-titled album featured two hit singles, “Muévete and “El Velo”, today considered hymns of electro rock in Latin America.

Estados Alterados was the first Colombian band to play a video in MTV (El Velo, 1991, directed by Simón Brand), a huge step in those early days of Latin American rock. This accomplishment encouraged other Colombian bands to believe they could be known around the world. Estados Alterados was invited to play in United States, becoming one of the first Colombian rock bands to perform internationally. They opened for Information Society in Medellín, Colombia at the peak of the American band’s fame. Before Aterciopelados, Carlos Vives and Bomba Stereo became the face of Colombian music, Estados Alterados helped shine a spotlight on their country.

Cuarto Acto, their second album, came out in 1993. It was produced by Federico López and mixed by López and Richard Blair, who had arrived in Colombia after working at Peter Gabriel-owned Real World Studios Music. When guitarist Camilo Zuleta joined the lineup, Estados Alterados made Rojo sobre Rojo its third album, produced again by López and released by music label Discos Fuentes in 1995.

In the mid 1990’s Estados Alterados emerged as one of the first Latin-American bands with a webpage. But in 1998 the band faced a complicated crossroads. Tension and violence in Colombia were growing, at the precise moment when the band needed a multinational label to continue its growth. The opportunity seemed to appear in the form of XYZ label, who financed a new album produced by the Argentine Tweety Gonzalez (Soda Stereo). But the label was fake, and the album was never released despite months of hard work. The band partially recovered from that heartbreaking experience and joined similar Latin rocks acts in 1999 to make a tribute album for The Cure, called Tributo a the Cure- Por Qué No Puedo Ser Tú, covering “ A Forest”. The band then took a break from 2000 to 2005, returning to the stage when they were invited to perform in Rock al Parque in Bogotá, Colombia.

This reunion inspired Elvis, Tato and Ricky to embark on their 4th album. In 2010 the band independently released "Romances Científicos" produced by Phil Vinall (Placebo, Zoé, Black Sabbath). With a reinvigorated sound, they seduced their longtime fans anew and build a brand new audience. The same year they were invited to play with Coldplay and Bat for Lashes in Bogotá. In January 2011, Tato left the band, but Ricky and Elvis kept the flame alive with the help of their friend Juan Gallego on bass.The first single, Contenme shot as a black and white thriller was directed by Colombian Jorge Navas (director of the 2009 feature film La Sangre y la lluvia). Between 2011 and 2013, Estados Alterados toured the U.S. East Coast, playing in Miami, Atlanta, Washington, New York and Chicago. They also played in a variety of international festivals: Vive Latino (Mexico, D.F.), South by Southwest (Austin, Texas), Latin Alternative Music Conference (New York, NY), Rola Fest (Miami, Florida), Rock al Parque (Bogotá, Colombia), Altavoz (Medellín, Colombia).

2014 found them releasing their 5th album, "Intruso Armónico", produced by legendary Colombian musician and producer Víctor García (Kraken, Bajo Tierra, Nash, Código), and recorded in Los Angeles, California with the experience of all these years of work and friendship. The first single, Guayaquil, named in honor of a bohemian area located in downtown Medellín was launched with a beautiful and uncanny video directed by Juan Manuel Escobar. In 2015, Estados Alterados dropped a short-music film called “Inventándome”, a true work of art by Argentine director Pascui Rivas. This video was nominated in different festivals around the word, winning the best video awards at the Bogotá Music Video Festival (BMVF) and best costume at the Ibiza Music Festival, among other prizes.

In 2015 the band decided to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first live performance with their followers. The result was an innovatively designed boxset called Estados Alterados: 5/25. This collection contains five albums, three of which were impossible to find in a physical format for almost 15 years. All albums were remasterized by Víctor García in Los Angeles.

In early 2018 the band got back to work with Lumisphera, their 6th studio album in which Elvis, Ricky, Nati, and Pipe/Wonder B worked as a quartet. Miedo is the first single of this new project. Already it has been identified as a political statement on the contentious 2018 Colombian presidential elections. Both the song and the video (also directed by Juan Manuel Escobar) have made waves in the Colombian rock scene. The album was inspired by months of work in the photographic archives of the city of Medellín (Archivo Fotográfico de la Biblioteca Pública Piloto de Medellín). Lumisphera was produced by Amir Derakh (Orgy, Julien-K, Rought Cutt, Dead by Sunrise). On March 16, 2018, Estados Alterados took a historical step when the band was invited to play with Depeche Mode in Bogotá, after a long and committed online campaign from their fans. Lumisphera was officially launched on August 16th 2018 with a concert in the Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe, a landmark in Medellín’s cultural scene.

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