During 4 days at the start of 2013, Strand was given a second residency at the Red Bull Studio in Madrid. The first residency in the summer of 2012 resulted in the "Cajas sin ahorros",7“released by Lovemonk. This time round he had two ideas in mind: paying homage to G-funk and Gangsta Rap (drawing a parallel between the gangstaz and bankstaz of the current Spanish economic crisis) and working with a soul-afrobeat horn section which was conveniently named The Financial Horns. The project would also include his made-up band, The Banksters composed of Javier Diez-Ena from jazz-surf outfit Dead Capo, Mario Zamora from out-rockers Lüger and engineer and producer extraordinaire Oswaldo Terrones who has recorded tracks by Daedelus, Laurel Halo, Sonic Boom and Howe Gelb.Horns, analogue synths and digital live processed guitars are used to display the variety of Strand's music and outrage at the economic crisis. The result is the Bankstaz' Paradize 12”.
released 17 February 2014
releases 17 February 2014
Strand: Korg Monopoly, Fender bass, Drums, Vocal samples, Vocoder, Guitars, Max4Live
Mario Zamora (Korg Monopoly, Wurlitzer)
Javier Diez-Ena (Electric Bass)
Oswaldo Terrones (Recording)
The financial horns:
Frank Santiuste, trumpet
Fran Sánchez, trombone
Dani Niño, baritone sax
Recorded at Strand's studio in Brussels and at the Red Bull Studio in Madrid (2,3,4,5 January 2013)
recordings by Oswaldo Terrones.
Strand is a Spanish musician/producer based in Brussels. He has released several records in labels like Foehn, City Centre
Offices, Project Mooncircle, Galleta, among others, has collaborated with writer Barry Gifford, MCs like non genetic from Shadow Huntaz, and musicians like Takeshi Nishimoto, and has been remixed by producers like Funckarma and Hudson Mohawke....more