The debut collaborative LP by rising star Pedro Ricardo and candombe broken beat maestro Damián Botigue - a heady mix of jazz-funk, cinematic folk, jazz-fusion, MPB and candombe. Following the spirit of Azymuth, Hugo Fatorusso, Los Amigos Invisibles, Jose Afonso, etc,..
Four long years in the making, this album is born out of the friendship between the two artists. After meeting at a Canela En Surco party in Barcelona, they began hanging out, listening to folk and jazz fusion records. They also began experimenting with new forms of expression based on returning to their roots (Pedro is originally from Portugal, Damián an Argentine raised in Galicia). Un Nuevo Amanecer is a journey between two worlds.
Pedro and Damián gathered a group of friends in Damián’s home studio in the Poble Sec neighborhood of Barcelona with the sole desire to have fun, but the end result is a timeless masterpiece. A record that progressively increases in intensity, starting with the soft and sweet opening of “Un Nuevo Amanecer”, followed by the cosmic, cinematic folk of “Como El Viento” and “Atlantico”, beautifully rounded out by the spare tenderness of “Sem Dizer” on the A-side. The album reaches its maximum intensity on the B-side of the record with the insistent galloping of “Juntos y a Distancia” and the 140 BPM love letter to Latin jazz-funk “Cerca de Mi”, as well the elaborate bossa nova jam “Mar de Fora”.
Pedro Ricardo's recently acclaimed debut LP on Soundway Records (2023) as well as Damián’s solo efforts in broken beat fused with Latin rhythms as Karmasound have both garnered DJ support from Gilles Peterson, John Gómez and Mafalda, among many others. This album marks the first appearance of the two musicians together and, as the title indicates, heralds a new path in the fusion of traditional music with a contemporary vision.