LA NUEVA GRAFICA CHILENA (LNGCH) – GRANDES EXITOS / HR-17 / 12″ VINYL / 2012
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Although LNGCH was first established in Santiago de Chile on May 1st, 2000 as a group of similar interest co-operative artists, its current lineup includes seven members coming from backgrounds that are as different as, art, design, science, business and TV-comedy, with many of their activities (video, performance, graphics & installations) having been showcased in exhibitions worldwide. None of the participants in LNGCH has ever had any formal musical training but, as they say, “we love listening to music, or, put simply, just listening in general”. In 2012 LNGCH received an invitation to participate in Santiago’s main contemporary art fair, and for that occasion their battle horse was an empty vinyl LP cover (group picture on the front sleeve and a folded-poster inside) sold along a promise to deliver the lacking vinyl as soon as they would sign with a record label. And so in 2013 Hueso Records announces the release of LNGCH’s Grandes Éxitos, containing just one long track per side that brings together a number of raw demos, wild-audio captures, sound experiments, mobile phone files and –even– some proper studio compositions/recordings, all “compiled in cinematic order”. This is an audio piece that, according to its authors, “can only be fully recovered within the art world”. Published by HR in a limited edition of 100 copies.