The Visit of the Stranger (2017 -2018)

by Paco Rossique

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    translucent cassette in full colour case designed by David Little, featuring artwork by Paco Rossique. Limited edition of 50.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Visit of the Stranger (2017 -2018) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes PDF booklet containing 10 artworks by Paco Rossique.
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about

There's nothing quite like the music of Paco Rossique- an imaginative soundworld as exotic, strange and beautiful as his extraordinary artwork. "The Visit of the Stranger" is a world of disembodied voices, bells, prepared piano, eerie creaks and and whispers, unidentifiable instruments, drones and mysterious field recordings. The result is an album that is as puzzling as it is fascinating. Living and working in the Canary Islands, Paco Rossique has carved out an utterly original space for himself.
"The Visit of the Stranger (2017-2018) is released on a limited edition translucent cassette with full colour artwork, and as a download with PDF booklet including 10 pieces of artwork

credits

released March 29, 2019

All tracks performed and produced by Paco Rossique using field recordings, live and pre-recorded sounds.


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REVIEWS

"These are the sounds of unease, suspicion, apprehension, that subtle but irrepressible feeling of foreboding when you hear a mysterious sound when home alone. On The Visit of the Stranger (2017-2018), Paco Rossique’s eerie cocktails of piano plinks, squeaking floorboards, ghostly drones, and carefully processed recordings conjure a world that draws from both the comfortingly familiar and the unexplored shadows just out of sight. He turns the magnifying glass to the minuscule sounds we take for granted every day, the rattles and creaks and pings that are always present but hardly ever appreciated in our homes, occupying a sound-world somewhere between the domestic subliminity of Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet’s The Breadwinner and the perturbing terror of Climax Golden Twins’ Session 9 score. But like both of those works, The Visit of the Stranger becomes something much more than simply an atmospheric assemblage of concrète sounds. Instead, it touches on something truly uncanny that is difficult to qualify but also undeniably human, a quality that becomes impossible to ignore once voices are brought into the mix on the “Smooth” tracks that begin side B. And with the second of those, “Smooth V Number 52,” the album even looks inward onto itself with musings about the tuning of a piano. Rossique has created something absolutely fascinating and dense with The Visit of the Stranger, an album that is sure to reveal countless layers as I continue to listen again and again."
Noise Not Music noisenotmusic.com/2019/04/09/review-paco-rossique-the-visit-of-the-stranger-2017-2018-linear-obsessional-mar-29/

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