Friday, March 6, 2009
Jahbitat - "Durazno" (Video)
“Jahbitat is the audio project of Simon Williams, who moved around Latin
America as a young child but eventually ended up growing up in the
valley located on the Venezuelan coastal range. This massive urban
jungle known as Caracas, is surrounded by every aspect of nature (sky,
mountain, jungle, ocean, etc..) and creatures both big and small. This
fusion of man-made technology meets complete wildlife is what can be
found at the core of the Jahbitat electronic yet highly organic sounds.
Guitar drones, syncopated drums and sometimes even vocals accompany an
arrange of tones that get trapped in an electronic forest of knobs,
effects and machines. Simon’s has now transplanted his melodic sound and
abstract beats into his surroundings of Barcelona. Jahbitat has been
performing around Europe at festival circa for several years and linked
up with Miami’s Beta Bodega Coalition/Botanica del Jibaro & Project:
Mooncircle for a series of shows in 2003, which finally resulted in a
selection of songs which mesh the past, present and future for his debut
release. Some may have heard the self released cd-r entitled “Tonadas”
back in 2004, which made the rounds at the Sonar festival. An artist and
friend of Arepaz and Project Mooncircle, we now proudly present Harpy
Lights the Canopy. A release inspired by the largest eagle in South
America, the Harpy, which is not only majestic as Jahibtat’s melodies
but also a known predator which infectious beats that thump and you can’t escape from."
Jahbitat - "Durazno"