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ARTIST
TITLE
Aixa
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
XQDX 1005CD XQDX 1005CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/28/2008

Alejandro Franov is one of the most important musicians in Argentina, brought to worldwide critical acclaim by singer/songwriter and actress Juana Molina. After the success of his last album Khali (having been licensed to the German label Staubgold for worldwide release), Aixa is his latest update. Compared to the more composed and acoustic Khali album, Aixa takes further steps into the realm of sounds, experimenting with tones, textures and spaces -- the fundamentals and joy of making music. In the creation of the album, his usual arsenal of ethnic instruments were used, such as sitar, kalimbas, Paraguayan harps and Chinese gongs to obtain the magical and borderless Franov sound. However, he also used more electronic devices this time, manipulating over 10 analog outboards. Franov considers Aixa a further development from his first solo album, Accesorion -- sounds of instinctive sketches which were shaped over and over until the tracks flow into themselves, evoking the obscure moods of these ever-changing times. The title "Aixa" refers to the Axia cassettes he used as a child to record radio programs. Someone pointed out later on that the cassette brand's name was actually Axia instead of Aixa, but it is childhood memory that really counts.