Lula Pena - Archivo Pittoresco (Crammed Discs)
Add Date: 02/14
Focus Tracks: 7, 4, 5, 11
Formats: College, World
“Pena packs a fado-like intensity into her work, marrying her voice to acoustic guitar backings and favouring allusive, poetical songs, intended ‘to reach a collective unconscious open source’. A fluid, multilingual trance that is truly singular.” – The Guardian
Lula Pena on Archivo Pittoresco: “Archivo Pittorescois based on a movement of 19th century painters who explored landscape views and their organic elements, such as ruins, asymmetries, dissonances, uncertainties, shadows etc, an approach which I wanted to try in music. The same path— hands-on experience —wandering borderless and intuitively through different languages and sounds, intending to reach a sort of collective unconscious open source."
Archivo Pittoresco wonderfully reflects Pena’s inspired wandering: the album’s thirteen tracks often flow seamlessly into one another.