Antonio Zepeda - La Region Del Misterio (Cassette)
To call Antonio Zepeda an ethnomusicologist is to misunderstand what he was trying to accomplish when he began to research, learn and play pre-Hispanic and traditional Mexican instruments in the early 1980s. Rather than focus on trying to recreate lost music of a distant past, Zepeda used these instruments in a modern studio environment to create music that sits outside of time, sounding simultaneously ancient and futuristic, alien even. In this way he demonstrates that the past is not something we can ever understand, we will always be viewing it from a biased perspective, it will always remain mysterious to us, almost like something from a distant galaxy.
La Region Del Misterio is Zepeda’s 3rd solo recording from 1986. From the very beginning it is clear that Zepeda is exploring deeper worlds of sound than his previous albums, and fully immersing himself in the studio process. The songs on this LP have a much greater sense of space and utilize panning, over-dubbing, reverb and echo to create cavernous psychedelic worlds of sound. This is the original pressing on cassette, which was only issued as a CD years later.
Sealed vintage cassette