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Como Es

by Dorotheo

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1.
Alba Rosa 06:00
2.
Caetanave 04:42
Paso a paso, abriendo camino. Contemplando el paisaje, mutando de agreste a llano. Respirando, la herida abierta respirando. Al atardecer todas las aves cantando. Melodías construidas deconstruyéndose están. Regresando al espacio sagrado. Desprendido de lo innecesario, quedando desnudo. Respirando el calor en la tierra, respirando. Al atardecer todas las aves cantando. Melodías construidas deconstruyéndose están. En esta letra intenté plasmar en pequeñas postales el proceso de una persona que emprende el camino del autoconocimiento. El título hace referencia a Caetano Veloso, en su libro Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil, cuenta que al regresar a Brasil, después de 3 años en el exilio, en pleno carnaval, fue recibido con un carro de samba que decía “Bienvenido Caetano” al cual apodaron la Caetanave.
3.
Lunático 06:23
4.
Ahitar 03:47
5.
Sutil 09:49
6.
Caballerango 04:25
Alma llanera, llanera alma, cabalga, vuela hacia la noche callada. Alma serena, serena alma, con diligencia, tendida hacia la nada. Esta letra describe ese coraje necesario para enfrentar la adversidad, sin miedo a lo desconocido. También fue inspirada en el documental con el mismo nombre, dirigido por Juan Pablo Gonzalez.

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"Dorotheo es integrado por elementos de antiguas agrupaciones que han decidido abrir un nuevo camino. Bases krautrock se pueden percibir de primera mano, planos llenos de psicodelia y tendencias al shoegaze terminan de forjar su arte, que sin duda corre haciendo transgresiones al tiempo, que nos invita a imaginar escenarios retóricos y ambiguos." - Rolling Stone

"Heavy doom meets colorful psychedelia meets swirly shoegaze on this unique release from Guadalajara group Dorotheo." - Bandcamp

Dorotheo was formed in 2011 in Guadalajara, Jalisco by Benjamín Zárate (guitar, vocals, synthesizers) and Otto Malgesto (drums, percussion, vocals). A veteran of the local scene including a stint in Antoine Reverb, Zárate shared some personal demos with Malgesto during a break from a musical outfit they both played in, deciding to launch the new project together. They have toured the U.S, appearing in festivals such as Viva Pomona! in California, Northwest Psych Fest in Washington State, Portland Psych Fest, Caliblablabla Fest in Tijuana, and Mexicadelia in their native Guadalajara, billed with bands such as Tame Impala, Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, Los Dug Dugs, Master Musicians of Bukkake, 10,000 Russos, as well as a run as openers for rising Latine indie star Y La Bamba. In 2019, they collaborated with San Francisco band, Marinero on a joint album TRÓPICO DE CÁNCER.

Como Es was produced by Hugo Quezada, known for his work at Progreso Nacional studio on albums by Belafonte Sensacional, El Shirota, Exploded View, Sei Still, Viv & The Sect, Mengers, and many others. Working with Quezada has been “one of the most enriching experiences for us. [His vision] fit like a glove with our worldview. Without a doubt, his suggestions, guiding hand, and friendship has made the soul of the band larger than it was.”

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released September 1, 2021

Dorotheo: Benjamín Zárate & Otto Malgesto with Apache O'Raspi, Mabe Fratti, Amón Melgarejo & Hugo Quezada.

Produced, recorded and mixed by Hugo Quezada at Progreso Nacional.
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering
Artwork by Cynthia Yee
Layout by Daniel Onufer

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