Reviews

“The proposed listening experience quickly reveals a sensitive use of the stereo field.”

Night studies, Julio Garrido Letelier, Revista Musical Chilena

“Otondo is a genuinely fresh voice and has something genuinely new to say in each piece he writes”.

Night studies, Michael E. Karman, Asymmetry Music Magazine

‘These are liminal dreams where the normal rules of time and space are suspended. And like a strange dream Otondo’s Night Studies linger in the mind long after it has ended.’

Night studies, Duncan Simpson, Musique Machine

‘Nice release…thirty minutes playing time are equal parts ambience and equal parts treated gamelan.’

Night studiesIdwal Fisher

‘The sound design is a key element for building suitable atmospheres for the film with a reduced but precise music score.’

Incidental music for 327 cuadernosPaperblog (Spanish)

‘Otondo makes the gamelan sound contemporary: a gift to tradition and a noteworthy accomplishment.’

Night studies, Richard Allen, A closer listen

‘Night Studies undoubtedly feels like an intimate, magical and imaginative narration through sound.’

Night studies, Macarena Harnecker, Sargasso

‘Felipe Otondo creates various sound collages to reinforce leitmotivs as part of the film soundtrack’.

Incidental music for 327 cuadernosPágina 12 (Spanish)

‘The music by Felipe Otondo is a key factor in creating atmospheres and adding passion to the film.’

Incidental music for 327 cuadernosFilmarte (Spanish)

‘Some albums get you nailed to your seat right from the start…you can’t stop listening until it ends, and barely move inbetween because you don’t want to miss anything. This is exactly what happened to me when listening to Tutuguri…

TutuguriAmbientblog

‘A remarkable release that demands a much wider audience.’

TutuguriIdwal Fisher

‘While this parade of vivid, exotic sounds, with their contrasting textures, is delightful enough, the most striking aspect of Otondo’s first album is his focus on rhythm – a dimension of music that often seems overlooked in the academic world of electroacoustic study.’

TutuguriMusique Machine

‘Tutuguri’ is four pieces; four stories. None of them conclusive; and despite the sleevenotes and the substantial clues, at least part of the stories I’ve recounted here have been dreamed up by me. The solo listener – the sound moulded by careful hands around my ears, yes; some of the intimations perhaps patted into place.’

TutuguriMisfit City.

‘This is a highly successful disc that will be of interest to listeners interested in well-crafted compositional approaches to electroacoustic music with a flare for the dramatic, featuring a very personal and intriguing style.’

TutuguriComputer Music Journal:

‘Within the great number of high-standard releases (ambiance meets field recordings) Tutuguri by Felipe Otondo is absolutely one of the outstanding works. Its atmospheres capture, seduce and relax (from the monotony of the everyday) – highly recommended for purchase!’

TutuguriKulturterrorismus