“Wheat has been sown on this land for millennia. It rained little, now less. Women knew how to sing to the winds. She has the soul of a mourner and the thistles are raw.”
Paula Tweaker is the person behind Cruhda. To understand her music we have to know her roots in Meco, the place where she is from and where her contact with music was born in the epilogue of her childhood. Starting from the fascination for what she calls “the aesthetics of the Castilian steppe”, she looks into the depths of folklore to cover it with the most current sounds, resulting in what we could call Dark Copla. You can perceive sadness, sorority, death and nature in her music and lyrics, revisiting his own feelings from the darkest of folklore, causing a danceable strangeness to emerge.
“Ibera Morte” is published in physical format for the first time at the beginning of a summer and after an already normalized pandemic. The finitude of the alive, the brotherhood and the song to the dead are root images of this album. They take on another intensity in this hot evening that summons us, now from the presence of vinyl. This other materiality of memory, the one of the grooves engraved in spirals, is the reincarnation of Cruhda’s project a year later. This edition enables the artist to give a second life to this project transformed by a summer storm (“Tormenta de verano”), an unpublished song that acts as a bridge between the old and the new “Ibera Morte”.
The songs produced by Avel and Cruhda, remixed and mastered by Hartosopash. The pieces get disordered creating another sonic trance through the Castilian landscapes. The album will be officially released on July the 16th, when we will uncover “Tormenta de Verano”, the new piece that closes the renewed “Ibera Morte”. However, you can make the pre-sale of the album now on our website with a 25 × 25 sheet with a text by Paula, which will be only available until the official release of the album.
“Ibera Morte” burns, the metamorphosis is near, what will the 21st century bring to our land?