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UPDATE: In the midst of these crazy times, we have decided to push the release back to April 24th. Those who have preordered the album will still be able to download it in full March 27th which was the original release date.
Buenos Aires-born producer Pablo Betas — known as Bungalovv — celebrates his return to the Infinite Machine family with the release of the enchanting debut album, Donde Hubo Fuego.
Proceeding his 2017 EP ‘Luz Mala‘, which was coined by THE FADER as 'an unlikely entente between the sinister and the seductive', his reappearance to the imprint is analogous to this. Currently residing in Berlin, Bungalovv is also a founding member of TRRUENO, a collective and label that was born in Buenos Aires, united by new technologies as a resource and means to expand the spectrum of aesthetic possibilities in electronic, experimental, performance and audiovisual scenes.
Pulling inspiration from a diverse appetite comprised of dembow, jungle, dancehall, obscure club experiments and animalistic synthesis, Bungalovv also utilises foley recordings exceptionally across the ten tracks. Flickers of the album opener ‘Bandera Robada’, are a cautionary suggestion of what lies ahead. And with antagonistic titles like ‘Soil Taste’ shaped from stabbing timbres and unpredictable time signatures like an Omni-angular sonic attack, you get pulled into a sinful parallel universe as the LP progresses. Cries of distortion, time-stretched cinematic doom, and unquantised ASMR excerpts are glued together like a tapestry, laying among devastating blows that meteor into a landing pad of extraordinary composition.
Complimentary of his mind-bending DIY live performance, the album is beautifully balanced, humanised, mechanical and elegant. Releasing in late April, this is by far Bungalovv's most refined and developed work to date.
released April 24, 2020
Artwork by David Streleck
Mixed by Ro Stambuk & Sergey Kolesov
Mastered by Kamil Sarkowicz