Mint Field (Mexico) + Art Feynman (USA/Here we go magic's Luke Temple)
Even though the Mexican border-town of Tijuana has a stigmatized history it has managed to produced many vibrant and unique artists. None are quite like Mint Field. Comprised of 21-year-olds Estrella Sanchez and Amor Amezcua, Mint Field’s sound is orgainc, spacious, and inhabited by specters that lurk behind rhythms, where Estrella’s angelic voice evokes a supernatural world of beauty and melancholy. Their new record, Pasar DeLas Luces, first for LA-based Innovative Leisure Records, is “a compilation of our lives from two years ago to now” says the band. Since recording an initial EP in 2015 in their hometown of Tijuana, Mint Field have played Coachella, SXSW and have extensively toured the US and Mexico. In the summer of 2017 the band traveled to Detroit to record with producer Christopher Koltay. “We had a much clearer idea of what we wanted and we had the tools to make it. When we recorded [our debut EP] Primeras Salidas, it was a homemade album and we didn't know what we were doing.” This time, they managed to channel their inspirations and influences to ransmit sentiments of profound sorrow, nostalgia and immaculate beauty...revisiting sound from the past to make them contemporary.
Er zeigt nie sein Gesicht. Offenbar versteckt sich hinter dem kalifornischen Soundbastler Art Feynman der Singersongwriter Luke Temple, der schon seit 2005 Platten veröffentlicht (u.a. auch mit der Psychedelic Band Here We Go Magic).