Island Universe Story One

by Helado Negro

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released 28 February 2012

Island Universe Story es una serie infinita de música producida por Helado Negro. Estos EPs servirán como una sub-narrativa para la transmisión del lanzamiento del LP. Sin embargo, este relato son los susurros del subconsciente, el profundo laberinto de puntos que se conectan y la cartografía del funcionamiento interno para los oyentes diligentes. Las series del IUS se informarán la una a la otra, comunicándose activamente para, de forma colectiva, crear un nuevo significado en la música de Helado Negro.

One, la primera de esta serie, es el resultado de la experimentación con una grabadora de casete Scully 280 1/4’’, y de la creación de loops y cortes en grabaciones hechas en un OP-1 de Teenage Engineering. Estas herramientas catalíticas dragaron y explotaron al trust de cerebros del Cuartel Central de Helado Negro.

“Vivimos juntos, actuamos y reaccionamos los unos sobre los otros, pero siempre, en todas las circunstancias, estamos solos. Los mártires entran en el circo tomados de la mano, pero son crucificados aisladamente. Abrazados, los amantes tratan desesperadamente de fusionar sus aislados éxtasis en una sola auto-trascendencia, pero es en vano. Por su misma naturaleza, cada espíritu con una encarnación está condenado a padecer y gozar en la soledad. Las sensaciones, los sentimientos, las intuiciones, imaginaciones y fantasías son siempre cosas privadas y, salvo por medio de símbolos y de segunda mano, incomunicables. Podemos formar un fondo común de información sobre experiencias, pero no de las experiencias mismas. De la familia de la nación, cada grupo humano es una sociedad de universos islas.”

La anterior es una desesperada y desamparada cita de Aldous Huxley. Con la serie Island Universe Story, Helado Negro se ha propuesto trazar nuevas constelaciones y el linaje familiar de las almas y estrellas solitarias del profundo universo de la existencia.

Island Universe Story is an infinite series of music produced by Helado Negro. These EP's will serve as a sub-narrative behind the showcased broadcast of the full-length release schedule. Yet, this sub-narrative is the subconscious whisperings, deep labyrinth of dot-connecting and cartography for the diligent listeners into the inner-workings. The IUS series will inform one another, actively communicating to collectively create new meanings in Helado Negro's music.

One, the first in this series, is the result of experimentation with a Scully 280 1/4" tape machine, and by creating tape loops and tape edits from the Teenage Engineering OP-1. These catalytic tools were provided deep dredging and strip-mining for the brain trust at Helado Negro Central Headquarters.

“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies—all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.”

The above is a desperate and forlorn quote from Aldous Huxley. With the Island Universe Story series, Helado Negro has set out to chart new constellations and family lineage for the lonely souls and stars of the deep universe of existence.

Visual representation of IUSOne is manifested by Kristi Sword and NRMAL. Kristi Sword's approach was tactile and maleable, taking different colors of Play-Doh and fusing them together, then pushing them through a drain screen to produce cloth-like tendrils. NRMAL then provided the font treatment and layout.

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Helado Negro Brooklyn, New York

The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropical heat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida. ... more

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