Falso Documental – Expoliación Vital
A look at the noisy and ambient side of Chile's experimental scene through the lens of a local artist and his debut.
This is the first release from the one-man noise, ambient and industrial outfit Falso Documental. While it was recorded and digitally self-released in 2017, the label from the Chilean city of Chillán, Ediciones Teratológicas, released this EP on cassette, including an 18-minute bonus live track from the artist’s first performance in the city of Valparaiso. At first listen, the sounds and various noises and recordings give us a glimpse into the life of this South American country at the end of the world. Let’s take a closer look.
Pulsating textures, vibrating sounds and an analog lo-fi atmosphere cover this release by an artist who also has another release on the label under the name Winétt. While it shares the same ambient-focused approach, it is very different. Falso Documental focuses on the manipulation of field recordings using tape and a microphone, and the use of a Casio keyboard run through effects pedals. All of this gives us a unique look through life on the streets of Santiago where the sounds were recorded.
Harsh resonances turn into drones that grab us and plunge us into a pool of distorted layers. Then silence comes and we are sucked into a moment of reflection accompanied by a great and long reverberation. We stay there, drifting.
The experimental and noise scene is very much connected to the punk scene, with a DIY ethos and a yearning that comes from a desire for something different. Something that functions as a rejection of the things we hate.
This release is limited to 15 copies, so grab one while you can.