"Purmamarca" released off Special Edition Reflectere
The final track off of Reflectere is titled "Purmamarca." The song takes its name from the Andean village I visited in 2015 in Northwest Argentina, not far the Bolivian/Chilean border.
The village is famed for its Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors), and the photo attached to this post is taken from a hike near the colorful bad-land formations that surround the village.
After visiting and hearing a few locals play the Charango (a ten stringed Andean folk instrument), I became enamored with the sound, and purchased a Charango in Buenos Aires before I flew back home.
The instrument is not like any other stringed instrument I've ever played--the strings vary from low to high in the middle of the fret-board, the neck is very thick, and body is smaller than a mandolin. After noodling around with it for a few weeks, I stitched together the basics of the song that became "Purmamarca."
This track is the last one on Reflectere as I think it signals a direction I'm hoping to go on my next solo project. You'll notice pretty quickly that it's quite a bit different than the rest of the album, from the percussion, to the electric guitars, bass, keys, etc. I played everything on this track, and sincerely hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for those of you that have listened along to the slow roll-out of this album--today would have been the official last day of my six week tour, and I should be sitting around the house reminiscing with my pals the Mutineers who would have joined me on the last leg of shows through the U.P. Here's to hoping another tour happens in the not too distant future, and thanks again for listening.