In the native tongue of the South American tribe Mapuche, there exists the word ‘MENOKO’. Deep within the Andean Forests there are sacred places, springs of purity known as Menokos. Hidden and untouched by man or animal, they are whispered, home of virgin water. Womb of the natural cycle from which plants and herbs of extraordinary medicinal abilities are nurtured.
Barrio Lindo feels a strong bond to the native tribes of his Argentinian home. Ancestral cultures are of great importance, providing a wealth of inspiration. An instrument maker by trade, using his bare hands he constructs many ethnical instruments like Andean flutes, African harps, string instruments from India and so on. This fascination with indigenous sounds is reflected within his music and themes with the use of samples and tribal instrumentation. While understanding his work is far from that of the native cultures, he finds ways to incorporate these influences through fusions of sounds. Drawing a parallel, worlds both old and new align.
‘Menoko’ comes on limited purple double vinyl (including download code). Written & produced by AgustÃn Rivaldo. Mixed by AgustÃn Rivaldo, Ignus Zavalla and Jeronimo Escajal in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Vocals on Arrayanes by AgustÃn Rivaldo & Ignacio Perez. ‘Bombo Leguero’ on Libres played by Camilo Carabajal. Voice on Libres by Awka Nehuen. Mastering by Sven Friederichs. Original paintings, typography & design by Gordon Gieseking & Clarissa.