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Temazcal, the Mexican word meaning ‘burning water’, combines a single pair of maracas with pre-recorded sounds. Improvising around rhythmic patterns taken from Latin American folk music, the maracas weave through a world of electronic noises and rhythmic shadows. In the words of composer John Adams, ‘The music of Javier Alvarez reveals influences of popular cultures that go beyond the borders of our own time and place.’

from notes by Joby Burgess © 2008


Kraftwerk & Reich: Electric Counterpoint & other works
SIGCD143Download only


Track-specific metadata for SIGCD143 track 8

Recording date
1 August 2008
Recording venue
Ark Studios, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Joby Burgess & Matthew Fairclough
Recording engineer
Joby Burgess & Matthew Fairclough
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  1. Kraftwerk & Reich: Electric Counterpoint & other works (SIGCD143)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: August 2012
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