Amazonico Gravitante, translated into ‘Gravitating Amazonian’, is the title of Mati Zundel’s aka Lagartijeando’s newest album. Released on the psico-infamous cumbia-digital label, ZZK Records, there is no reason to doubt that this album signifies a digital, humanistic shift in rhythm that is happening worldwide. Mati mixes his influences from the high-altitude folkloric sounds of the Andes deep down into the underground Latino-Caribe bass-ment. The album is filled with recorded samples of birds and jungle animals, tribal shamans blowing mapacho, and the sound of river water interweaving the album into a homemade raft of digital cumbia moving down the Amazon river telling stories of each landmark passed. Once again, ZZK delivers another master piece in the outer-space-cumbia-jungle-bubble that is South America 2012.
Listen and journey for yourself here: