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Jon Porras - Orilla Oscura

Jon Porras - Orilla Oscura

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*Orilla Oscura is the new album from Barn Owl’s Jon Porras. Having previously released solo work underhis Elm moniker, this is the third album released under his birth name and the second album of 2012 (following BlackMesa released by Thrill Jockey). Orilla Oscura was performed and recorded in 2010 by Porras in San Francisco at his home studio, The Alcove. The album’s eight tracks focus on devotional solo guitar accompanied by manipulated tapes.
Postproduction was kept to a minimum so the tones, textures and colors could remain as they appeared. The album playsat 45 RPM for optimal sound quality and was mastered by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at D&M in Berlin. *OrillaOscura appears less Americana influenced than previous works and focuses more on despondent melodies and texturesderived from cassette abstractions. At the time of recording, Porras was inspired by a book on the San Francisco Tape Music Center and wanted to incorporate cassettes as a foundation for the album’s eight tracks.