Barrio Lindo: Menoko (2LP, Purple 12 Inch, MC, Digital)

In the native tongue of the South American tribe Mapuche, there exists the word ‘MENOKO’. Deep within the Andean Forests there are sacred places, springs of purity known as Menokos. Hidden and untouched by man or animal, they are whispered, home of virgin water. Womb of the natural cycle from which plants and herbs of extraordinary medicinal abilities are nurtured.

Barrio Lindo feels a strong bond to the native tribes of his Argentinian home. Ancestral cultures are of great importance, providing a wealth of inspiration. An instrument maker by trade, using his bare hands he constructs many ethnical instruments like Andean flutes, African harps, string instruments from India and so on. This fascination with indigenous sounds is reflected within his music and themes with the use of samples and tribal instrumentation. While understanding his work is far from that of the native cultures, he finds ways to incorporate these influences through fusions of sounds. Drawing a parallel, worlds both old and new align.

‘Menoko’ comes on limited purple double vinyl (including download code) as well as a limited handmade and handpainted purple cassette edition (including download code).

Written & produced by Agustín Rivaldo. Mixed by Agustín Rivaldo, Ignus Zavalla and Jeronimo Escajal in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Vocals on Arrayanes by Agustín Rivaldo & Ignacio Perez. ‘Bombo Leguero’ on Libres played by Camilo Carabajal. Voice on Libres by Awka Nehuen. Mastering by Sven Friederichs. Original paintings, typography & design by Gordon Gieseking & Clarissa. A&R: G. Gieseking, Aine Devaney and Malte Tarnow.

You can order the vinyl version at – EU | Rush Hour – EU | Kudos Records – UK | RedEye – UK | Crosstalk Intl. – US | UGHH.COM – US | Jet Set Records – JP | Boomkat – EU | HMV – JP | JETSET – JP and more.

Digital download at Bandcamp | Itunes | Juno | Beatport | Amazon | Boomkat | BLEEP.COM | CLONE Digital | Wasabeat | Digital Tunes and more.

‘Overall, Lindo brings an ethnic beauty that blends the trends of our ancestral past with the styles of the electronic today.
(Artham Pierre Earmilk, US)
‘The result is an album of delicate electronic songs that avoid the dreaded folktronica pitfalls and instead blend the organic and digital in perfect proportions..’ (FACT, UK)
‘The king of good surprise I’m waiting for !!! This release is a gem. Lot of feelings in all those tracks. Thanks for this promo. Will play it in my monthly
selection. Love it.”’
(GrandA Eklektik Records, FR)
‘Nice latin vibe!! Droppin this on my jazz sets gracias’ (Mwëslee ES)
‘Project Mooncircle is winning 2014. This release taps into my love for Cumbia and latin sounds. A love that has gone mostly unrequited the last few
years as the latin sound has been absorbed by the US Bro Continuum. So thank you for this. I will cherish it.’
(Nick Concklin Sub FM, US)
‘Fascintating rhythms and melodies – a distinctive release that many broadcasters will enjoy at this radio station.’ (Simon Winkler Triple R, AUS)
‘Luvvin this’ (Coco Bryce Fremdtunes, NL)

Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
FACT Magazine March 15th, 2014 exclusive stream with the song Garza brujaLISTEN. XLR8R March 24th, 2014 exclusive dwnld with the song Yaguareté abáLISTEN. Thump / VICE Mexico March 15th, 2014 feature with the song Garza brujaREAD. MTV | Iggy March 20th, 2014 feature with the song Garza brujaREAD. Soundspace March 17th, 2014 album feature READ. Club Fonograma March 19th, 2014 review READ. SeekSickSound (FR) April 1st, 2014 album stream LISTEN. Audio Texture April 1st, 2014 feature with the song BalserosLISTEN. EARMILK April 3rd, 2014 exclusive stream with the song El AireLISTEN. Bringing Down The Band April 3rd, 2014 album feature READ. Warmer Climes April 10th, 2014 album feature READ. FBI Radio (Sydney, Australia) April 10th, 2014 feature with the song La NocheLISTEN. RTR Radio (Perth, Australia) April 10th, 2014 feature with the song Yaguarete AbaLISTEN. THUMP/VICE April 17th, 2014 exclusive dwnld with the song Libres (Glenn Astro’s Rhythm Tool)LISTEN. Young Fidelity (JP) April 30th, 2014 feature READ. RadioEins May 16th, 2014 feature with the song LibresLISTEN.


A02.El aire
B05.La cueva feat Chancha vía Circuito
B06.La noche
C08.Garza bruja
D10.Yaguareté abá
D12.Arrayanes feat. Barda

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Title: Menoko
Artist: Barrio Lindo
ID: PMC129
Format: 2LP, Purple 12 Inch, MC, Digital
Date: 04. April 2014