Listen ‘AMMA’, beGun’s new album
Barcelona’s talent beGun announces new album ‘AMMA’ out April 8th on Foehn Records, on 12” vinyl and digital format.
Recognised as one of the most prominent artists and producers among the new Barcelona Wave generation, the last months Gunsal H. Moreno (his real name) completed the recording of his new set of songs after two years of non-stop live performing.
beGun has garnered support from the likes of VICE, NPR, XLR8R, DJ Mag et al. His debut tracks ‘San Francisco’ and ‘Shanghai’ won the National Electronic Track (2013) and Best National Video (2014) from The Spanish Independent Label Association. Since his emergence at the beginning of 2013, Moreno has had a whirlwind two years with shows across the globe, from US/Canada to India (Sonar Festival, Boiler Room, Mutek Festival, SXSW, Oval Space, etc) plus several releases to his credit, ‘the Mumbai’ EP and a clutch of critically acclaimed singles, ‘Antarctica’, ‘Madrid’ and Nairobi’. There were also collaborations with fellow renowned peers like Com Truise, Giraffage, Ambassadeurs, Owsey and Doc Daneeka.
Having submitted a number of Eps inspired, in one way or another, by specific locations around the globe, ‘AMMA’ is the Barcelona producer’s first LP on the imprint and it marks a captivating evolution from much that has come before. Focused on African folkloric sonority, the twelve-tracks album is rich with melody and sensibility, serving as another ambitious example of beGun’s capacity to evoke emotions within his unique artistic identity. Real-world traditional percussion, shimmering analog synth-pads and african melodic vocal chops are sewn together in this electronic hybrid masterful assemblage of blissful music.
The album features a medium-length experimental film directed by Barcelona filmmaker and visual artist, Borja V Conde, exclusively performed as an A/V live. While the first single’s video ‘DORA’ focused on the dark existing bonds between immigration and prostitution, this new chapter, ‘YOKO’ deals with the border crossing tension reflected by the shuddering effect of handheld shooting.
Artwork was created by Spanish artist and illustrator Guim Tió inspired by the rough drawings done by former african sex workers, representing their trip from their countries of origin to the Catalonian city.
07/4 – Café Berlín (Madrid – Spain)
07/5 – Music Box (Lisbon – Portugal)
14/5 – Kater Blau (Berlin – Germany)