Preorders will ship the week of May 16.
Maria Usbeck's solo debut, Amparo, is a collection of songs written and recorded across the span of three years in Ecuador, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Barcelona, Lisbon, Easter Island, Costa Rica, Florida, L.A. and her home in Brooklyn.
Though the songs were composed electronically, Amparo called for an acoustic treatment, so Usbeck (former frontwoman of Selebrities) spent a winter in the studio recording the arrangements live with producer Caroline Polachek and engineer Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson.
Fleshed out in full sonic color on the marimba, xylophone, quena flute, piano, and harp, the album stretched into something hi-fi and expressive, meditative but not meandering. Amparo pulses with many stories in many voices that flow together seamlessly like water, leaving behind a wordless hum.
Maria will play a string of shows this May and June with Yumi Zouma.
Release: May 27, 2016
Format: 12" Vinyl
Download Card: Yes