C.A.M.P.O.S. "Miracles & Criminals"

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What if Brian Wilson, Arthur Lee, Elliott Smith, Ralf Hütter, Eliades Ochoa, Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone went on a vision quest to Peru and brought a 4-track with them? What if they hung out and jammed with Los Wembler's De Iquitos at an itinerant circus in the jungle, bumped into Alejandro Jodorowsky in the midst of filming a lost epic in the Temple of The Sun at Machu Picchu, and were abducted (along with their tapes) by a sexy alien piloting a glowing UFO? Curious? Then come with C.A.M.P.O.S. on an audio journey to find out what that could sound like. C.A.M.P.O.S. is the new project from multi-talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Joshua Camp, aka Juan Campos (Chicha Libre, One Ring Zero, Litvakus as well as sideman for Los Crema Paraiso and others). C.A.M.P.O.S. stands for: Cumbias And More Psychedelic Original Sounds; but you have to sit down and listen to these two records in their entirety to grasp its meaning fully. From lo-fi experiments to lush soundscapes, field recordings to dancefloor ditties, stories of love and war, slavery, revelation, redemption, temptation, ruin, rebirth, and through it all, the healing power of music seen through the steamy lens of magic-realism. A mutual friend, pianist Marlysse Simmons (Bio Ritmo, Miramar), encouraged Peace & Rhythm to inquire with Mr. Camp about a cache of unreleased recordings in his archives.


From the Peace & Rhythm label.