Soledad

by Pepo Galán

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El Chanquete 02:43
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Botes 02:45
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Soledad 06:57
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Calma 03:30
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Tristeza 03:48
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about

In memory of my Aunt Soledad:

I remember quite often the stillness of the sea. There were times when the waves didn't even break on the shore. The calm and the buzzing of the boats transferred me to a dimension of peace and freedom. From sunrise to sunset, swimming through crystal clear waters in the company of crabs, conches and white shells. Looking forward to the arrival of summer to go to my aunt Soledad's house on the beaches of El Palo, in the company of my cousins ​​and brothers, friends from the neighborhood and old fishermen who greeted me every morning with an honest and friendly smile. Without a doubt, these are my best and repeated memories.

One any afternoon of this uncertain news, I managed to transport myself to that precious stage of my life, and I found the inspiration to record this album. My aunt was already very sick. And I managed to record it before its loss.

A week later, I was listening to the song “Soledad”, while I was working, and at that precise moment they called me on the phone to give me that great bad news: Soledad has just passed away .. Coincidence or a strong connection?

Many thanks to Andrew Klimek for hosting this sound story and to the great musicians and friends who lent themselves to remix my summer songs.

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Recuerdo con bastante frecuencia la quietud del mar. Había veces en las que ni siquiera rompían las olas en la orilla. La calma y los zumbidos de los barcos me trasladaban a una dimensión de paz y libertad. Desde el amanecer hasta la puesta del sol, nadando entre aguas cristalinas con la presencia constante de cangrejos, caracolas y chanquetes. Deseando la llegada del verano para ir a casa de mi tía Soledad en las playas de El Palo, en compañía de mis primos y hermanos, amigos del barrio y viejos pescadores que me saludaban cada mañana con una sonrisa honesta y amigable. Sin duda, estos son mis mejores y repetidos recuerdos.

Una tarde cualquiera de esta actualidad incierta, conseguí transportarme a aquella preciosa etapa de mi vida, y encontré la inspiración para grabar este álbum. Mi tía ya estaba muy enferma. Y conseguí grabarlo antes de su pérdida.

Una semana después, escuchaba la canción “Soledad”, mientras trabajaba, y en ese preciso momento me llamaron al teléfono para darme esa gran mala noticia: Soledad acaba de fallecer.. Casualidad o una fuerte conexión?

Muchas gracias a Andrew Klimek por acoger esta historia sonora y a los grandes músicos y amigos que se prestaron a remezclar mis canciones de verano.

— Pepo Galán

credits

released October 1, 2020

music composed and recorded by Pepo Galán

// pepogalan.bandcamp.com

produced by Andrew J Klimek

7 remixed by James Bernard & Cynthia Field-Bernard
// awakenedsouls.bandcamp.com

8 remixed by Ethan Helfrich // blackbrunswicker.bandcamp.com

9 remixed by Brad Deschamps // anthene.bandcamp.com

10 remixed by Kamal Manzar // zarr.bandcamp.com

11 remixed by Andrew J Klimek

12 remixed by Bryan Hilyard // hilyard.bandcamp.com


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