pre pro post

by Buen Aurelio Malazar

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Lost Tribe Sound This album needs much more attention than it is getting! Somewhere in the realm of the mechanical, yet strangely organic rhythms of Pierre Bastien or Giuseppe Lelasi, while taking on a bit of Italian flair, reminiscent of Gavouna (one of my long time favs). Very refreshing to hear a label like Unknown Tone start casually pulling music like this from their back pocket. Love it! Favorite track: pró.digo.
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pre.sagio 02:09
pro.bable 03:09
póst.umo 04:40
pró.digo 02:56


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Buen Aurelio Malazar - pre pro post


Buen Aurelio Malazar (BAM) | composer, multi-instrumentalist living in La Palma, the most north-westerly island of the Canary Islands.

1. pre.sagio
2. pro.bable
3. pro.videncial
4. pre.ocupación
5. pre.dicamento
6. póst.umo
7. pró.digo
8. pro.tuberancia
9. post.scriptum

Buen Aurelio Malazar (BAM) was born in San Sebastián, Spain 1971. BAM grew up with the radical politics of his parents who were associated with the Basque separatist group ETA. In 1987, both his parents died during the Hipercor bombing in Barcelona. An orphan at nine, he began traveling with his Italian uncle, who was a foley artist. As his assistant, Buen Aurelio was exposed to and inspired by 50’s and 60’s slapstick comedy, spaghetti westerns, giallo, and sci-fi films. During the ’90s, Buen Aurelio relocated all over Spain working in radio stations as an occasional DJ. While living in Barcelona, he met the influential Victor Nubla who introduced him to Anton Ignorant and other members of the Bel Canto Orchestra. For a few years, BAM composed electroacoustic music for theatre and dance. Also active in visual and spatial arts, he produced videos and installations. In 2010, he relocated to La Palma, the most north-westerly island of the Canary Islands, where his uncle owned a house. For a decade, Buen Aurelio avoided traveling abroad and composing. Instead, he built a studio and perambulated the volcanic ocean island, his new home. Malazar maintained correspondence with some of his friends and former collaborators. As a result, he began working on “pre pro post” earlier this year. This first studio release is based on his epistolary exchanges and his early memories of life in mainland Spain.

Ineko Gero



released August 14, 2020

All tracks written, performed, and produced by Buen Aurelio Malazar.
Buen Aurelio Malazar: Computer, servo-motors, accordion, harmonium, harmonica, tuba, violin, prepared piano, drums, wood, and metal percussion.

Mastering by Mark Kuykendall at Unknown Tone Records
Artwork by ItsGenetics

Special Gratitude to Domenico Evangelisti, Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, Luigi Nono, Jacques Tati, Dario Argento, Mario Baba, Associazione Rumorista, Andrei Tarkovsky, Sergei Parajanov, Victor Nubla, Antoni Ignorant, Ars Sonora, LEM, Danza Intangible, Min Tanaka, Pierre Bastien, Tatsuya Nakatani, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Cécile Schott, Stefan Schneider, Robert and Ronald Lippok, Arto Lindsay, Iñaki Antigüedad, Carmina Virgili, Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, Fuentecaliente, La Fajana, Roque Idafe, and La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies among others.


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