Quantic and Nidia Góngora have released their sophomore album ‘Almas Conectadas’ (Connected Souls)
Bubbling with symphonic flourishes, ‘Almas Conectadas’ explores the unique, rich, and mystical musical traditions of the Colombian Pacific Coast while being recorded at renowned British producer Will “Quantic” Holland’s Brooklyn-based studio and creative powerhouse Selva. Delving into the concept of the album, Colombian folklore singer-songwriter Nidia Góngora explains: “Almas Conectadas refers to the interrelation of cosmic energies, the aura and the way they manifest from the abstract; we are more than body and flesh and there are countless elements that connect us as beings that interact in the universe, physical contact does not always exist to be connected.”
Quantic says: “Nidia & I are elated to release this project, the 2nd of our full length collaborations together. Lyrically, it channels mystical and spiritual themes. Musically, it explores deeper depths with finely woven orchestrated accompaniment. Enjoy!”
“Estamos encantados de lanzar este proyecto, la segunda de nuestras colaboraciones juntas en disco LP. Líricamente, canaliza temas místicos y espirituales. Musicalmente, explora profundidades más profundas con un acompañamiento orquestado finamente tejido. ¡Disfrútalo!”
‘Almas Conectadas’ explores the nostalgia of impossible love, celebrates eternal bachelors, mourns souls lost at sea, and tells stories of dwellers from Timbiqui (whose location and cultural contrasts provides endless inspiration). Protecting the essence of the region’s rich songbook, and treating the cultural traditions of the Pacific coast with the utmost reverence, ‘Almas Conectadas’ is the perfect marriage of musical diversity, collective creation and intercultural dialogue. Nidia Gongora’s magnetic voice and captivating songwriting is matched to the unparalleled musicianship and pioneering production of Quantic, across eleven flawless tracks.
‘Almas Conectadas’ is released on blue and black vinyl, CD and digital and is available to order HERE