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Garcia, Miguel A. : Argiope (Creative Sources)


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UPC: 5609063403923

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs392
Squidco Product Code: 23914

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Spain by the artist.


Miguel A. Garcia-electronics

Jon Imbernon-guitar

Miguel Prado-guitar

Artur Vidal-saxophone

Roberto Mallo-saxophone

Ainara LeGardon-voice

Alba Burgos-voice

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"Miguel A. García (aka Xedh) from the Basque country, is one of the most dynamic sound artists in the Spanish scene. His work focuses mainly on the composition and electro-acoustic improvisation. He uses sounds taken from electronic devices residues, often interrelated with field recordings or acoustic instruments, in the search of an intimate, intense and immersive experience. A music of adventurous forms, full of contrasts and having nevertheless a sense of humor. His background comprises fine arts and audiovisual technology, having created projects such as Válvula Antirretorno, Baba Llaga or Mubles, questioning the borders between electro-acoustic academic music, industrial music and the so called outsider music.

With his solo project, he has participated in experimental music festivals all over Spain, as Ertz (Navarra), Experimentaclub (Madrid), Lem (Barcelona), Mem (Bilbao) or Sonikas (Vallecas), and he has played in diverse scenarios such as Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), or museums such as Artium (Vitoria), Guggenheim (Bilbao), Macuf (A Coruña) or Vostell Malpartida (Cáceres). Outside Spain, he has played in festivals in Germany, Belgium, USA, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Portugal. His work has been released worldwide by labels as Copy for your records (USA), Homophoni (USA), Pilgrim Talk (USA), Slaughter Recs (Italy), Trait Central (USA), Triple Bath (Greece), Zeromoon (USA), or White Line (UK).

Still a young member of the international free improvisation scene, he works regularly with Ilia Belorukov, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Oier Iruretagoiena, Xabier Lopez, Alvaro Matilla, Seijiro Murayama or Hector Rey. He has collaborated with arists such Lali Barriere, Heddy Boubaker, Alexander Bruck, Raul Dominguez, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Richard Kamerman, Kurt Liedwart, Nick Hoffman, Wade Matthews, Jorge Nuñez, Carlos Suarez or Valentina Vuksic, and bands like Cooloola Monster, Gora Japon, maDam or Hamburguesa Vegetal. As a promoter, amongst other projects, is the founder of the Club Le Larraskito and director of the Zarata Fest, both platforms dedicated to the broadcast of challenging art and music."

-Miguel A. Garcia Website ( (

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Finland-based guitarist Jon Imbernon has been a member of groups including Fallen, Ximel or Le Noise, and Ura.

-XEDH Website (

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Guitarist Miguel Prado was born in Spain and has released solo albums, and has been a member of with Julien Krobek, Sannakji with and Ryu Hankil, and White Metal with Michael Pisaro.

-Squidco 1/25/2023

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"Artur M Vidal is a Spanish-born saxophone player and sound artist who grew up in Paris and currently resides in London. As such, he has performed and recorded extensively in the UK, France and Spain, as well as also being active in Turkey, Mexico and the Czech Republic.

His work involves field recordings, sound walks, dance and improvisation, and he is an active member of the improvised music scene, playing and recording with artists and musicians who include Grundik Kasyansky, Jennifer Allum, Ruth Barberan, and Sébastien Branche, with whom he makes up the improvising saxophone duo 'Relentless'.

He has completed an MA in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication and started in 2013 an Mphil / PhD research about the notion of silence in Improvised Music and Acoustic Ecology."

-London College of Communication (

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"Roberto Mallo is an audio engineer and musician born in A Coruña (Galicia, Spain) and currently living in Manchester. When he was 17 years old he got infected by a cassette containing some songs by The Velvet Underground. After that he begun playing guitar which led to a interest for recording and audio engineering that are his passion to this day. He has recorded many bands from Spain like Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, Puma Pumku, Trajano!, Thee Boas, Silencio Oso (now Pablo Und Destruktion), Los Televisores. And he has mixed FOH in many concerts both with local and international artists like: Barn Owl, The High Llamas, Gravenhurst, Stealing Sheep and many more. He has been the responsible for the sound at the San Antón stage of the Sinsal San Simón Festival since it begun in 2010 (now known as Sinsal SON Estrella Galicia). He co-curated with Miguel Prado the Sinsal Extensión Fase, a groundbreaking galician festival devoted to experimental music.

He plays in the free noise band Volontè (and sometimes solo), has released Circular with spanish musician Daniel Del Río and the CD Sannakji collaborating with Miguel Prado and the korean musician Ryu Hankil."

-Roberto Mallo Website (

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"Born in Bilbao (Spain) in 1976, Ainara LeGardon was vocalist and guitarist of the Spanish rock band Onion from 1994 till 2003.

Ainara LeGardon's solo debut was "In the mirror", considered one of 2003's best albums in Spain by the media. This album featured Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts) on the production along with other guest musicians as Joe Skyward (Posies, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Walkabouts) on bass. It was released in Spain by Winslow Lab (Ainara's own label) and distributed by Dock.

After extensive touring all over Spain (where she opened for Thalia Zedek, Tara Jane O'Neil, Dayna Kurtz, Chris Eckman and Karate), and also in France, Germany (supporting The Walkabouts), Belgium and Holland, her second album, "Each day a lie", was released in April 2005, once more produced by Chris Eckman and featuring some guest musicians, this time from the Spanish independent scene, plus Al DeLoner from the acclaimed Norwegian band Midnight Choir.

Once more this record has been given reviews by musical magazines all over Europe (Rock de Lux, Mondo Sonoro, Muzikalia, Bad Magazine, Undertoner, Fomp, Bokson, etc...), as well as some of the most read Spanish journals (El País, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, etc...).

The first part of the tour consisted in 20 shows all over Spain, including opening acts for Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney and Giant Sand."

-Last.FM (

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track listing:

1. Epso 8:00

2. Far Darrig 9:54

3. Medusa 7:03

4. Coccyx 7:41

5. Argiope 13:12

6. Rii 2:29
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