ABOUT THE RELEASE
Israel Martínez (Guadalajara, Mexico, 1979) is a sound artist who has linked his aural production to the visual arts and text, with the aim of generating social and political reflections (usually influenced by his context in Mexico) and of assuming the listening act as a critical, poetic and, of course pleasant. In recent years he has accentuated his interest in stealth, that is, by a silence full of sonority, of expressivity, but that allows him to communicate more clearly from the intimate, being close, almost as a whisper, an influence of the renowned Mexican writer Juan Rulfo, whom he often reconciles with the silent legacy of John Cage.
These ideas are audible in this new compilation published
by Aagoo Records: PAUSA, (or PAUSE in English), in
which he compiles different works created in the last six years, all with a different nature: from pieces created only with field recordings, others in which he goes to the
synthesis and digital processes, and also live sessions in which he tries to give just space-time dimension to each sound. PAUSA is, also, literally, the report of an artist that has slowed down his record production and his live performances, after a very active period between 2005 and 2013, in which more than a dozen of albums were published by labels such as Aagoo Records, Sub Rosa, Abolipop, Umor Rex or Musica Moderna.
In PAUSA, Martínez not only tries to give its weight to each sound or to the mix between them, also de disc reproduction invites the listener to enjoy digital silences inserted between works or in different parts of the pieces to sharpen the ear and enjoy stealth.
PAUSA is published at the same time as the premiere of the aural performance Love and Rage, awarded by the CTM 2019 Radio Lab Call in Berlin.