Where are you currently based?
In Ecuador, Quito.
How did you first start playing music?
It seems like I grew up listening what surrounds me and making my own sounds. There is photographic evidence that tells a story of love between a little guitar, little shakers and a little kid.
Your new EP ‘Semillas del Tiempo Vol. II’ on QTZL is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this EP?
Involving myself with the production of Vol. ll in its entirety meant specifying which elements create authenticity and enrich the sound and concept ‘Soios’. During recent times, I was focused on experimenting with analogous machines, where I discovered a vast ecosystem which I wanted to connect with what I had been doing in the first EP
How did you go about writing the music?
It varies a lot. These tracks were written between different stages of my life. They each reflect one of them and this is also why, on the one hand, it came to be called Semillas del Tiempo’. It feels good to savor the afternoon for example, perhaps that sensitive experience is the answer to this.
Where and when did you record/produce and did you work with anybody else?
This EP is a compilation of tracks that have been in development for some time. There are songs that I started recording in 2016, like the guitars of ‘Feel Me’ which was the first track, interestingly. I have had great experiences with musicians and producers that I admire and respect. Edmundo Perez of Tampur Records is with whom an organic and fruitful relationship in co-producing has emerged.
What programs/instruments did you use to record/produce?
I use Live or Pro Tools as work tools. I always loved collecting and creating instruments, I try to use everything. My background is guitar and voice, which I consider the elements that guide my behavior at first. The creative process happens in my home studio, where I draft songs until they feel consolidated, and later take to Edmundo’s studio for finer edition and production.
How and why did you come to release with Quetzal Coatle, the label?
It is the enveloping curatorship and legacy of the Qztl label that attracted me to be a part and launch ‘Semillas del Tiempo’ Vol. II, an EP that feels like a bridge to the future.
What is your relationship with Gorka and Nicola of QTZL?
Friends. And I love what they do musically.
What did you find most challenging and rewarding whilst writing/recording/producing ‘Semillas del Tiempo Vol. II’
How to manage one’s energy throughout different processes and how love supports it, I find that fascinating.
Where can we buy/listen?
Is out now in all streaming platforms.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2019?
Live the moment, play a lot.
What do you like to do away from music?
Maybe in this moment music is the main thing.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I have gotten immersed with Sudan Archives recently or Helado Negro, they are rich perfomers.
When and where are you playing next?
I’m excited to be on touring mode, which is building up. Now I’ll start in intimate coffee shops which I love. Also working now on visual experiences to go along with my live act.
Any secrets that you care to share?
More music is coming up!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
I love cooking up new music at my home studio.