Open End with Frosty

Ibon Errazkin’s Iberian Illumination

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120 minsFirst aired 1 May 2019
Artwork by Jesse Moretti

Deep cuts from Spain and Portugal as selected by one of the region’s most innovative music minds, plus Frosty’s wide-world sound flight.

The influential Spanish musician, composer, arranger and artistic explorer Ibon Errazkin came onto the scene three decades ago with Aventuras de Kirlian, a band he cofounded in his native San Sebastián. A few years after forming, the group transformed into Le Mans, and went on to create some of the most stunning music of the ’90s. Errazkin has continued forging new soundways with his collaborative projects Daily Planet, Instrümental, South American Getaway and Single, and on solo albums full of stimulating, dynamic energy. For this episode of Open End, Errazkin beams in from his Madrid homebase to share treasures from the Iberian underground of the 1970s and ’80s. His mix of protest folk, pop and sound poetry in Spanish, Portugese, Basque, Catalan and Mallorquí conjure bold visions and moody Mediterranean atmospheres. Frosty rounds out the show with selections from Japan, Colombia, Niger, Thailand, England, Ethiopia, Venezuela and Argentina..

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