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Consuelo

by Chesterfield

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1.
Consuelo 08:34
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En Un Nopal 05:36
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Polibek 07:04
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Poljub 02:17
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Recaliente 06:40
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Bésame 05:56
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Ladrón 07:00

about

The "score" or inspiration for this CD was a solo concert of Burkhard Stangl at the Reheat festival at Kleylehof in 2014. The theme of the performance was the song "Besame Mucho" by the Mexican composer Consuelo Velazquez. Chesterfield then took the recording and recomposed it, and composed new pieces mixing everything with old and new recordings, home recordings, accidental recordings, live performances ... all Chesterfield from 2013 till now ... a Chesterfield diary of songs, of noise, of longing and dreaming.

"When I wrote the song in 1941, I had never kissed anyone; it was all a product of my imagination," the Mexican composer of Besame mucho, Consuelo Velazquez, commented on the making of her ballad. With her musical kissing fantasies Consuelo Velazquez electrified those pathways of desire and longing that - even though impossible - take us back to the paradise of the first kiss; and she inspired hundreds if not thousands of interpretations of her song.

To understand the phenomenon of "Besame Mucho" properly, if at all, it helps to see things through the eyes of Joseph Conrad, who thought of kisses as being what is left from the language of Paradise.

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released April 16, 2018

MIKROTON CD 62

Angélica Castelló // paetzold, recorders, tapes, electronics, cello, viola
Burkhard Stangl // guitars, piano

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Mikroton Recordings Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

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2008–2021. Digital archive.

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Mikroton Recordings released and distributed CDs, LPs, and cassettes, focusing on experimental electronic and improvised music from a wide range of world-renowned musicians. Founded and curated by Kurt Liedwart and Sergey Kolosov.

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Distribution: Soundohm (IT), Squidco (USA).
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