Bienventuranza (LP)

Bienventuranza (LP)

Chancha Via Circuito

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For the last decade, Argentina has become the epicenter of a musical explosion that characteristically blends folk music from the surrounding Andes and electronic beats. The artist arguably responsible for its emergence on a global platform is one named Chancha Via Circuito- a Buenos Aires native named Pedro Canale whose first album Rodante (2008) opened the floodgates by pushing the borders of Cumbia listeners weren’t even aware existed. He’s gone on to release other highly acclaimed albums such as Rio Arriba (2010), which Resident Advisor described as ‘aural magical realism’, and Amansara (2014), which catapulted him onto acclaimed international stages and received praises from Pitchfork to the New York Times. Four years later, in the midst of some very notable global turbulence, Chancha Via Circuito brings us his highly anticipated new album Bienaventuranza- a word that essentially means bliss. Replete with his signature touches of Andean instruments (think lots of flute and charango), the folkloric elements on this album blend fluidly with danceable and digestible electronic beats. He’s been cooking this record slowly, with unprecedented amounts of care and in a much more collaborative manner than his past albums. Appearing on the album are heavy hitters in the digital cumbia scene, including Mateo Kingman, Kaleema, and Lido Pimienta, all of whom contribute their highly distinguishable sounds to the natural flow of the album. Most of these collaborations came about almost effortlessly.


A1. Los Pastores (Llamerada De William Centellas)
A2. Ilaló
A3. Barù
A4. Nadie Lo Riega
A5. Sierra Nevada
A6. Niño Hermoso

B1. El Señor Del Flautín
B2. La Victoria
B3. Kawa Kawa
B4. Alegría
B5. Indios Tilcara
B6. Gira Gira