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Rodrigo Gallardo's Andean Folk And Nicola Cruz's Lush Electronics Meet On 'El Origen'

Innovative album from Chilean musicians Nicola Cruz and Rodrigo Gallardo features electronic interpretations of folk music.

Rarely does bifurcation sound so intertwined. El Origen, a collaborative EP released last month, is like looking at the Andes from two different angles at the exact same time. Rodrigo Gallardo and Nicola Cruz's visions exist on alternate, yet intrinsically connected, planes.

The Chilean Rodrigo Gallardo's four glowing compositions, which reflect deep Andean and South American roots and play with touches of saya, huayno and nueva cancion, open the EP. Halfway through, French-Ecuadorian electronic artist Nicola Cruz steps.

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