Director Vincent Moon and electro-shamanic duo Lulacruza, just released a new video for “Pensar Bonito” of a nine-song visual album titled Esperando el Tsunami. The visual album is a followup to the 2011 documentary film of the same name that follows the band as they perform in ancestral lands throughout Colombia that honor the voices of the country’s diverse landscape. Lulacruza consists of Alejandra Ortiz from Colombia and Luis Maurette of Argentina. Their electronic folk sound mixes shamanic and ritualistic influences with folk and electronic music. HuffPo Entertainment had this to say about the duo: “As musical alchemists, Ortiz and Maurette have achieved a harmonious balance between organic and inorganic sounds creating a truly shamanic sonic journey.”
“The Visual Album…”
Filmed in Parque Tayrona, Magdalena, COLOMBIA. 2011.
Music by Lulacruza
Film by Vincent Moon
Sound by Andres Velasquez
Featuring: Teto Ocampo, Jimena Angel, Manuela Ocampo
The visual album is directed by the acclaimed Vincent Moon, who The New York Times refers to as the “prodigious French filmmaker who reinvented the music video.” He is world-famous for his wildly popular “Take Away Shows” on La Blogotheque. For the “Pensar Bonito” video, Vincent Moon filmed Lulacruza at a river within Tayrona National Park, Colombia as they collaborated with various mentors and rising Latin American stars, Teto Ocampo and Jimena Angel.
The full visual album, Esperando el Tsunami, will be released in early March followed by Lulacruza’s fifth studio album Orcas in April. Orcas was mixed and mastered by Nicolas Jaar’s sound engineer Vance Galloway and will be released on The Polish Ambassador’s boutique label Jumpsuit Records. Lulacruza can be caught live at Envision Festival-Costa Rica this Feb. 26-March 1, 2015, followed by a summer tour in the United States.
Lulacruza is an electronic folk duo operating at the junction of the modern and the ancient, blending shamanic and ritualistic influences with folk and electronic music. Lulacruza consists of Alejandra Ortiz from Colombia and Luis Maurette of Argentina. The two met in 2005 at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where they bonded over a deep connection with ritual music. They soon formed Lulacruza with Ortiz serving as songbird and playing native instruments from a wide spectrum of cultures, while Maurette complements with electronic processing and sequencing, as well as percussion and charango. For their live show, they recently incorporated Pablo Paz (Argentina) on bass, electronics and percussion.
Lulacruza has performed in over 50 cities in 5 countries and are rooted in the transformational and electronic music festival scene in the United States, playing at Lightning in a Bottle, Beloved, Decibel and Chicago World Music Festival. They’ve shared the stage with top musicians such as Thievery Corporation, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Beats Antique, Juana Molina, and Dakha Brakha, to name a few. In 2007, they were chosen as Today’s Top Tune on Jason Bentley’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW.
They have released 6 albums: Do Pretty! (2006), Soloina (2008), an EP of remixes called Canta (2009), Circular Tejido (2011) and in 2015, will be releasing Esperando el Tsunami – Visual Album (2015) and Orcas (2015).
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