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For Victoria

by Pepo Galán

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Fallow Recordings Invokes an otherworldly stillness in me. Favorite track: Abstract Dream With Haines (With Sita Ostheimer).
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disia705 Gorgeous album, set the mood. Thank you for great music! Favorite track: Abstract Dream With Haines (With Sita Ostheimer).
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TheSlowMusicMovement Deep, not always easy but definitely rewarding, hauntalogical listening as the ghosts in the machines come back to life. Particularly liking th evocal tracks.
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Astray Nothing to say, because it's all above the words. Outstanding piece of inner beauty.. Thank you for this journey! Favorite track: Abstract Dream With Haines (With Sita Ostheimer).
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Mads Linden soooooooo lovely and mesmerising Favorite track: Abstract Dream With Haines (With Sita Ostheimer).
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Victoria 05:01



Pepo Galán’s For Victoria is an X-ray in musical form – black notes are imprinted upon a white stave in the same way that white bones are pressed against a black background – checking out things on a deeper level, highlighting and revealing what was once invisible. On this record, the unseen turns visible, although it isn’t in an entirely obvious way. A September breeze shakes the leaves. Vibrations quiver in the air, sent from a booming speaker. Both breeze and music are present – we feel them – and while they still affect the world, their actions causing reactions upon it, they remain hidden to the naked eye.

Specifically relating to photography, For Victoria shuns the shallowness of appearance, going beyond the surface level of an image. The surface never reveals the whole, but Galán’s music reveals the hidden. The music emits a series of strobing synths which are drenched in a strong (but painless) blast of electromagnetic radiation, and washed-out vocals – provided by Sita Ostheimer – dreamily point to other things, urging listeners to lift up the underside of the rock. Producing images of the inside of the music’s body, For Victoria shines a grainy light upon and through its unique skeleton, revealing highly-detailed tones and sounds from another world which are now bleeding through into this existence, acting as a new kind of birth and a new emergence into the forgiving daylight of transparency. Something has been knitted from within, like a baby in the womb, and a light distortion ruffles the overall atmosphere, obscuring its visibility and hindering total clarity. It also mimics the vague and speckled black-and-white image of the X-ray, presenting an ultra-bright truth and allowing the eyes to gaze beyond skin. The image is both perfect and imperfect.

The distorted appearance of ‘Autumn Youth’ highlights vague inconsistencies within a final X-ray image. Softer harmonies offer gentle shades, lining up with the spectral blurring of bone – either lit up in a bright blue or a ghostly white – against black and vacant backgrounds. Victoria takes precedence here (the opening track is named after her), and over the course of its six tracks, the music continues to develop. From conception to birth, the music traces a line through inner things. On the outside, a ballooning baby bump reveals the inner growth of a pregnancy, and Galán’s photographs leave imprints upon the world, too; a negative image highlights the invisible.

Made by hand,

As always, we have gone all out on the packaging design for this one… We have tracked down a first edition signed copy of Handbook of Radiography (Ross, John A – 1946), vintage x-ray slides, vintage original x-ray films, vintage negative slide wallet sleeves (Bathgate & Co), 10 x A7 experimental radiography prints, 1 x A5 stamped / hand-numbered print, x-ray scan barrier envelopes, GF.Smith letter-pressed / embossed over-sized covers, glass mastered CD. The above all rests inside deluxe string tied / hand cut envelopes. Also includes scent and download code.

Made with love…


Music written, recorded and produced by Pepo Galán
Music woven from the soul, for my daughter Victoria
Mastering by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio (NY)
Vocals by Sita Ostheimer
Design by Daniel Crossley


released September 3, 2019


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Pepo Galán Spain

Pepo Galán is a composer, multi-Instrumentalist and producer born in Malaga. His compositions create a characteristic sound with micro-textures, noisy environments and melancholic melodies charged with beauty, sensitivity and elegance.

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