Bogotá body-music builder Manuel Cortes returns with a sophomore slate of politicized dancefloor schematics inspired by recent South American civil unrest, shattered bones, and the multi-tiered ruins of progress. Médula shares an eclecticism with Lunate’s 2014 debut, Far Shores, but sprawls longer and more limber, wiry workouts of dubby synth-step and coiled energies, alternately delirious, decadent, and downtempo. Some selections skew 80’s or broody but elsewhere Cortes carves up classic glitterball house, surveillance state ambient, opium den dirge, and activist jack, threading a state of the nation panorama through rhythm and sensuous sound.
released May 8, 2020
Mastered by Matt Tammariello.
Design by Britt Brown.
Really creates a very unique vibe that no other project really pins down quite like this does. The harmonics on larger live speaker rigs really come out and the tracks shine deep into the sub aural range. SHerbert