Germán Bringas
Tunel Hacia Tí

30,00

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why we love this

A colorful choreography of restraint and freedom. Germán Bringas creates a world entirely of his own.

about the record

Tunel Hacia Tí (Tunnel Toward You) is a collection of early compositions by Germán Bringas of Portales, Mexico City. This album features songs from his lost cassette ambient jazz opus, "Caminatas" (Hikes), it’s spiritual successor, "Exposción Al Vacio" (Vacuum Exposure), and unreleased works created between '91-'00. Every instrument heard on this release was played by Bringas, and recorded in a studio in the back of his home.

Germán’s pieces are informed by his synesthetic experience. As he plays, he witnesses color coordinating with each note. His earliest experience of this cross-sensory ability came from playing his parents piano when he was young. Exploring the keys, a spectrum of color presented itself, and he began searching for colors he preferred. He discovered an enticing shade of blue, which unbeknownst to him at the time, was a jazz chord. In the following years, he attended school at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música and was classically trained in piano and composition. The Conservatorio was extremely demanding and didn’t appreciate his innate talents to play by ear. He was fed up with the indoctrinating way they taught, which coincided with a lecture he attended by Carlos Casteñeda. Inspired by the teachings, he left school behind to start a group with his friends to practice meditative exercises loosely based off Casteñeda’s Tensegrity movements to expand the body and mind. His friends and he spent years going into the woods and training as quasi-disciples of the Castañedian path. In those times, Germán developed a new approach to music, letting go of the formality of his classical training, and rediscovering his childhood experience to play from feeling. Learning trumpet, saxophone, and native Mexican instruments all to his own design, he followed his synesthetic experience to guide his compositions. He was compelled to record the discoveries he was making, so he produced a string of cassettes, only enough to pass around to friends & local collectors.

  1. 1 - Libre 4:18
  2. 2 - Exposción Al Vacio 6:36
  3. 3 - Painani III 5:54
  4. 4 - Nuevas Visiones De Luz 1:35
  5. 5 - Caminatas 4:47
  6. 6 - Escarpadas 4:45
  7. 7 - Bailarina 5:43
  8. 8 - El Cielo 5:43
  9. 9 - Tunel Hacia Tí 2:47
  10. 10 - Blues For Lyle 2:43
  11. 11 - Sim Y El Campo 3:32
  12. 12 - Painani II 6:03
  13. 13 - Painani VII 6:49
  14. 14 - Beyond Skin 3:52
  15. 15 - Runner Blues 4:13
  16. 16 - What Nobody Took Care 5:36

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Germán Bringas
Tunel Hacia Tí

30,00

in stock

  1. 1 - Libre 4:18
  2. 2 - Exposción Al Vacio 6:36
  3. 3 - Painani III 5:54
  4. 4 - Nuevas Visiones De Luz 1:35
  5. 5 - Caminatas 4:47
  6. 6 - Escarpadas 4:45
  7. 7 - Bailarina 5:43
  8. 8 - El Cielo 5:43
  9. 9 - Tunel Hacia Tí 2:47
  10. 10 - Blues For Lyle 2:43
  11. 11 - Sim Y El Campo 3:32
  12. 12 - Painani II 6:03
  13. 13 - Painani VII 6:49
  14. 14 - Beyond Skin 3:52
  15. 15 - Runner Blues 4:13
  16. 16 - What Nobody Took Care 5:36

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why we love this

A colorful choreography of restraint and freedom. Germán Bringas creates a world entirely of his own.

about the record

Tunel Hacia Tí (Tunnel Toward You) is a collection of early compositions by Germán Bringas of Portales, Mexico City. This album features songs from his lost cassette ambient jazz opus, "Caminatas" (Hikes), it’s spiritual successor, "Exposción Al Vacio" (Vacuum Exposure), and unreleased works created between '91-'00. Every instrument heard on this release was played by Bringas, and recorded in a studio in the back of his home.

Germán’s pieces are informed by his synesthetic experience. As he plays, he witnesses color coordinating with each note. His earliest experience of this cross-sensory ability came from playing his parents piano when he was young. Exploring the keys, a spectrum of color presented itself, and he began searching for colors he preferred. He discovered an enticing shade of blue, which unbeknownst to him at the time, was a jazz chord. In the following years, he attended school at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música and was classically trained in piano and composition. The Conservatorio was extremely demanding and didn’t appreciate his innate talents to play by ear. He was fed up with the indoctrinating way they taught, which coincided with a lecture he attended by Carlos Casteñeda. Inspired by the teachings, he left school behind to start a group with his friends to practice meditative exercises loosely based off Casteñeda’s Tensegrity movements to expand the body and mind. His friends and he spent years going into the woods and training as quasi-disciples of the Castañedian path. In those times, Germán developed a new approach to music, letting go of the formality of his classical training, and rediscovering his childhood experience to play from feeling. Learning trumpet, saxophone, and native Mexican instruments all to his own design, he followed his synesthetic experience to guide his compositions. He was compelled to record the discoveries he was making, so he produced a string of cassettes, only enough to pass around to friends & local collectors.

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