El Tesoro de los Peces

Video for the track "El Tesoro de los Pescas" by Jorge Castro & Nicolás Margherit, part of the album “Efímero Perpetuo”. Album released by Pueblo Nuevo in November 2020.

Jorge castro

6/2/20232 min read

Collaboration in the preparation of an album often gives signals not sought by those who decide to get together to do something together, and these signals can be of a very varied nature, some can be a sign of the predominantly authoritarian character of society, others can be reaffirm with your example alternative ways of connecting and meeting.

In this album by Jorge Castro and Nico Margherit there is a meeting between two people who are united by a bond of personal affection, of friendship. But that relationship mutates throughout this artistic work in which they bond and realize in the process of their collaboration that they admire each other.

In the sound work of the album, intuition, doing by affinity and taste prevail, but it is far from being an improvisation album. Well, although improvisation is present at the beginning, and the material they record is enormous – perhaps enough for ten more albums – there is no direct size of that sound material. But from there begins a virtual immersion into all that recorded material, and from there there are new recordings seeking to rescue some ideas that appear little by little like islands in that sea of primitive intuition.

What are those islands made of? From a very subtle rhythmic work by Jorge Castro on the sound elements that emerge from the ideas of tonality and composition proposed by Nico Margherit. Between one track and another, just as under the islands there is still drift, because there is time, and there are listening experiences and sensitive experiences about the world that surrounds.

The album was recorded in the La Cúpula studio in the heart of the Mercado Norte area of the city of Córdoba (Argentina), before the pandemic. But it was finished editing and mixing during the months of strictest isolation that that area of the city experienced. Perhaps that is why track No. 6, the one that closes the album, is the most noise of all, as it could evoke in an even more notable way the amazing silence that was experienced in those moments of the pandemic and that today is thirstily leading the way. rumor and noise of those who have been silent for a long time.

Julio kaegi