Parra for Cuva has carved a unique position as an artist, who brought a truly original sound to electronic music by mixing emotional dance floor experimentations with acoustic and ethnic soundscapes. Parra for Cuva’s previous highly acclaimed album, Paspatou, titled after the butler of Jule Verne’s “Around The World In 80 Days”, already hinted at the musician’s worldly outlook.
‘Ordel’ takes this global interaction further with the participation of musicians from around the world. For the artist, music-making isn’t about converging ideologies and world views, rather these multi-cultural collaborations were forged solely on the basis of a mutual love of music. In his studio, the diverse display of instruments – from bells to flutes to kalimbas and hang drums of all kinds – makes evident just how much Nicolas is an explorer of sound, “I don’t believe in spirituality in music but there’s definitely something when you take these traditional melodies and put them together with synths and beats – it takes you on a trip,” he says.
Musically ‘Ordel’ the track offers what Parra for Cuva does best, namely mixing wildly different sonic elements and styles into a coherent and meditative sound journey with subtle twists that interrupt the hypnotic groove. Singer Kyson’s airy vocals give the song a tint of melancholy, while British neo-soul musician Beau Diako provided the gentle guitar strings that carry the track forward. In the end, ‘Ordel’ is a dreamy escape into simpler times.
‘Ordel’ is out now! Buy here.