In this age of the Easy Jet set, 24/7 wireless connections, and the resulting barrage of tweets, blogs, and increasingly asinine answers to the question “What’s On Your Mind?”, the notion of home can be a difficult one to pin down for many of us. Indeed, if we were to except the prevalent marketing speak, the very idea of going home for the holidays would seem out dated.
Why go to the trouble when you can give the family a little face time on iChat or Skype whether you’re in Boston or Bangladesh? We are all citizens of the world now, or so we are told. But how does one digitize the smell of a home cooked meal or the light of a sunset seen so many times as to blur the memory into a single nostalgic quickening of the heart?
For Ernesto Ferreyra, the answers to these questions and many more are to be found in the infinite wisdom of turtles. A company looking for a poster boy for their new globalista product launch could do a lot worse than Ernesto. Born in Cordoba, Argentina, he has since called such diverse locations as Mexico City, Montreal, Berlin, and Ibiza his home at one time or another over the past decade. His performance schedule in the last few years alone both as a DJ, solo live act, and as one half of the celebrated duo Chic Miniature with Guillaume Coutu-Dumont has been hectic enough to make mere mortals give up in disgust just trying to determine their current time zone.
Things aren’t likely to slow down anytime soon with Luciano increasingly wanting Ernesto at his side to open or close his own epic sets. Yet despite all these comings and goings, he has somehow, over the last year, managed to craft an album that sounds less like the soundtrack to some lonely wandering Vagabundo’s tale, then that of a wise and well-travelled man reflecting on the diverse experiences and places that have shaped him, anchored by an ever present.
All tracks written & produced by Ernesto Ferreyra for Cadenza Records. Mastered by Rashad @ D&M, Berlin. Published by Cadenza Publishing. (p)&(c) Cadenza Records 2010. All rights reserved. Made in Eu. Distributed by Wordandsound.