As we reach 100 backers and 90% of the backing on Kickstarter it is time to introduce you to our next ornithological musical duo – Argentina’s Barrio Lindo and El Capuchino Pecho Blanco or the Marsh Seedeater! This beautiful little bird is in steep decline due to trapping for the caged bird market and it is estimated there are only 600 – 1700 left in the wild.
The Bird – El Capuchino Pecho Blanco
The Artist – Barrio Lindo
Barrio Lindo AKA Agustín Rivaldo is an Argentine producer who also happens to make his own guitars and charangos. The young producer spent three years in Colombia immersed in the country’s rich rhythms and sounds before returning to Buenos Aires where he honed his production skills under the tutelage of fellow porteño Chancha Via Circuito.
Barrio Lindo crafts electronic-folk spacescapes, dream like sequences seeped in atmosphere but grounded in the rhythmic undercurrents of South American traditional music. He has released music on Bad Panda and most recently on the forward thinking German label Project Mooncircle. Listen below:
“Me inspiro que el canto del Capuchino Pecho Blanco era super ritmico. Lo agudo de su canto me hizo pensar en una clave ritmica que me llevo a perderme en su canto entre flautas y tambores.”
“The song of the Marsh Seedeater inspired me because it was so rhythmic. The sharp notes of its song made me think of a rhythmic clave allowing me to lose myself in its song, in between flutes and drums.”