ELYSIA CRAMPTON | Colisión chamánica / Shamanic collision

No abundan los artistas que ya desde sus primeros releases dejan fijado un sonido y una voz que rompe esquemas y sólo responde a su propia idiosincrasia. Elysia Crampton es una de ellas. En su mundo convergen la tradición andina y amazónica de Bolivia (donde están sus orígenes) con producción digital avanzada, dando forma a un lenguaje nuevo, excitante y muy personal. En su último disco, “Demon City”, se ha rodeado de cómplices como Chino Amobi, Rabit o Lexxi, y ha rescatado la figura de Bartolina Sisa, luchadora aymara que lideró la resistencia contra los colonialistas españoles a finales del siglo XVIII. Bienvenidos al fascinante mundo de Crampton: pasado ancestral, futuro distópico, sonidos selváticos, compromiso transgénero, simbología esotérica y rítmica vanguardista. La artista de Virginia lleva años produciendo y creando sonidos, aunque no ha sido hasta hace poco que ha mostrado su trabajo al público. Su primer álbum, “American Drift” (Blueberry Records, 2015) fue muy bien recibido por la crítica especializada y dejó bien claro que estábamos ante una creadora de una personalidad única y muy potente. Sus posturas políticas y su condición de artista transexual se trasladan una música impactante y profunda, que conecta culturas aparentemente alejadas entre si y dispara ideas a través de una amalgama sonora rica en texturas y de alto voltaje sónico.

ENG: There are few artists who are immediately identifiable from their very first releases, for their unique sound and mould-breaking voices, answering only to their own idiosyncrasies. Elysia Crampton is one of them. Her sound fuses Bolivian Andean and Amazonian traditions (where her origins lie) with modern digital production, giving rise to a new, exciting and very personal sound. On her latest album, “Demon City”, she has surrounded herself with collaborators including Chino Amobi, Rabit and Lexxi, and has also resurrected the figure of Bartolina Sisa, the Aymara fighter who led the resistance against Spanish colonialists in the late eighteenth century. Welcome to the fascinating world of Crampton: ancestral past, a dystopian future, jungle sounds and her commitment to the transgender community all come together in her esoteric and avant-garde rhythmic symbology. The artist from Virginia has been producing and creating her own sounds for years, although it was only recently that she has shared her work with the public. Her first album, “American Drift” (Blueberry Records, 2015) was extremely well received by specialized music critics and made it abundantly clear that they were witnessing a one-off powerful creator and personality. Her political stands and her transsexual artist status translate to profound and shocking music, connecting seemingly distant cultures while imparting ideas through a sonic amalgam rich in texture and high in voltage.

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Texto: sonar.es