Free falling, head diving into the earth's core, into stone turned sea where crystals are formed. It was in search of the escape velocity of each stone's gravity, where the cold is nowhere to be found, that Rui Carvalho, aka Filho da Mãe, recorded the songs in "Mergulho", in Rendufe's Monastery, in Amares, deep in the North of Portugal. In his new full-length record, Filho da Mãe became unstuck in time and diluted in the space surrounding him, making his music, so unique, as permeable as ever to the new his new condition — what he took, he returned more melodic, sweeter, challenging his previous outbursts. "Mergulho" is Filho da Mãe most adventurous endeavor, where organic and electronic clash in beautiful, mind-bending music, transforming modulation ino organic guitar sounds, and melody into texture.
released March 7, 2016
"Mergulho" was recorded and produced by João Brandão, from Sá da Bandeira Studios, in Porto, and is the end result of a Artistic Residence promoted by Encontrarte-Amares. Artwork by Cláudia Guerreiro.