After his latest cd “Filament”, considered by the Indie Rock Mag as one of the best Drone/Ambient records of the year, Vitor Joaquim
is now preparing his new cd “Geography”. Like the previous edition, “Geography” is also released by Kvitnu
, the acclaimed Ukrainian label.
Like "Filament", this cd will also be published by Ukrainian Kvitnu, counting on with the collaboration of Luis Dourado
on graphics, and with sound contributions from Simon Fisher Turner, Carlos Zingaro, Ulrich Mitzlaff and Nuno Rebelo, among others. The output will be scheduled for late September 2012. Luis Dourado, Portuguese visual and graphic artist based in Porto, is taking care of the cover and is also producing a very special artwork to be included on Geography. It’s a piece in itself that in a certain metaphorical point of view can also be seen as a sound road map for the cd.
The theme of the cd is related with the thesis of geographical determinism presented by Jared Diamond
in his book “Guns, Germs, and Steel
”. Basically, it says that geographical localization is fundamental in the determination and development of all human cultures across the globe. This idea was studied and analysed over tens of years through direct contact in all continents, and is systematically expressed in this fantastic book.
So, indirectly, this cd is also a homage to Mr. Diamond and the tenacity that he showed in the study of such a profound and serious subject: The study of humans in the form of “a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years”. Searching for an explanation to so much cargo...
As usual in creation, this cd is also a work made to be shared with an audience, so, I guess it makes sense, especially these days, to fall back on a crowdfunding project as a way to establish collaboration in terms of production with a potential audience.
As never before, the media network allows easy approach between creators and audiences, blurring the outset and the usual barriers that are always placed between these two sides. Sides that are ultimately two sides of one coin.
The rewards I propose are intended to reflect a fair sharing between what I’m offering and what I’m proposing as collaboration. If you accept this proposal, in September you will receive a very special package, also sent to a very special person! ;))
I hope you dive into this adventure and that I can provide you as much pleasure as the amount of attention I have required from you.