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Lezrod - Retorno a la Nada

For the first release of zymogen.net we bring you the debut album of David Velez, Lezrod, a brand new artist from Bogotà? , Colombia. Raln (Retorno a la nada), represents an exploration into David's personal style of composition; these songs were produced between april and september of this year, while David was exploring many different ways to express his feelings with music, but always with his very personal style of composition.
The opener "Blach" sets the standard of the entire album with a harmonious whole of bleeps, moody atmospheres, moving drones, jazzy samples and a reverbered piano wich create an intense growing up. "Spr.m" slows down the nervous atmospheres of "Blach" into a dilated and melancholic mood assembled with similar elements of the previous one, also including the distant notes of a piano, that bring the listener to "Lzblnc", the most recent work, showing the latest developments of Lezrod's music: an interlacement of field recordings surrounded by warm ambient pads in constant mutation between airy reverberations and resonant mid frequencies.
"Nada" continues on the same line but with a different approach, more immediate and direct to heart, preferably broken, with melancholic guitar strings immersed into a deepness of soft pads and glitchy sounds, but after these distensions there's an harsh break, "Alvp". This song can be interpreted as the intruder of the entire album with bouncing rythms and joyful melodies, but with this captivating elements will be absolutely the one hard to forget.
The final part of Raln has "Pz" and "Dm" as balancing elements of a perfect conclusion, the first one takes back the dilated sonority of "Lzblnc" and the second one the structures of "Blach" through an intensive work of frequencies saturation. This songs are the result of a deep work of research and I hope that this research will be never ending for other nice works like this.




Track List:

  • 01. Blach
  • 02. Spr.m
  • 03. Lzblnc
  • 04. Nada
  • 05. Alvp
  • 06. Pz
  • 07. Dm


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© David Velez
© Zymogen

Cover Artwork:
© Filippo Aldovini
© Sunisbetterthanmoney

This work (audio tracks, cover, text) is licensed under a creative commons license.



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Reviews for this release

This is one of the most well-executed and elegant pieces of electronic music I've ever heard. Impressive..
Christopher McFall on Earlabs / 27 Jan 2006

David Velez est un colombien qui sous le speudo de lezrod vient de sortir l'album retorno a la nada sur un nouveau net-label: zymogen.
Atmosphère à tendance ambient, jolies harmonies éparses de piano, de guitares et de violons autour de bleeps electroniques, retorno a la nada est vraiment abouti!
Nim / 14 Oct 2005

Really good album, very mature and peaceful and yet deep and dark. Really fresh stuff very unique and original and yet very evocative. If you like ambient, jazz and glitch this is for you. DM is the best song, one big song indeed.
Fred Clinkstone on Earlabs / 27 Sep 2005

Die erste Release des Netlabels Zymogen, welches sich den minimalen Experimental verschrieben hat, ist nun draussen. Es hat eine Weile gedauert, bis das Label was an den Start brachte, da homepagetechnisch nicht alles reibungslos lief und noch kein Artist in der Reserve stand...
Das Warten hat sich gelohnt: Lezrod sei Dank! Mit seiner mit sieben Tracks versehenen EP "Retorno a la nada" versorgt er uns mit qualitativ hochwertigen, experimentellen Kopfnicker-Tracks mit Ans?§tzen ins Ambient, Soundscapes und Minimal-Techno. Ob verspielte Drum-Tracks wie "Alyp" oder die mit maschinellen Sounds versehenen "Lzblnc" und "Pz", es ist alles dabei, was den niveauvollen H??rer zumindest ein Schmunzeln ins Gesicht treibt.
Quenok / 18 Sep 2005