Wanderlust: it’s a lifelong condition. The scent of distant places, the fragments of otherness, a barely understood conversation with a lover you meet for a single night in a city you can’t begin to know. The power of somewhere else haunts my dreams.
This EP is set in a cinematic world of nostalgic future and romantic past. Echoes of 1960’s film scores blend with electronic textures to blur the line between evocative jazz noir soundtrack and dream pop.
8 Remedios fuses Colombian cumbia, NuYoRican boogaloo, Cuban son and funky reggae with a healthy dose of electronica, clav-driven grooves, soulful horns, percussion and Sally Ford’s trademark soaring vocals in Spanish and English. The CD features seven original tunes plus a tribute to the Queen of Afro-Colombian cumbia, Toto La Momposina, in a reworking of her classic rumba, El Pescador (The Fisherman).