VIDEO: Protistas & Coiffeur Honor Label Quemasucabeza’s Quinceañero [CHL]

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As part of the 15th anniversary of Santiago-based label Quemasucabeza-–home to Gepe, Pedropiedra, and Fernando Milagros, among others—is releasing a series of videos in a partnership with the Escuela de Cine de Chile and the production company La Escafandra. The videos show intimate performances from the label’s artists and friends. The first one, released a few days ago, is an exclusive premiere of a new Protistas track, “Función y Guía.”

Filmed under dim lighting in front of a small crowd, the video is a fitting setting for the track, which features Álvaro Solar’s harmonious alto, alongside soft acoustic melodies and percussion. It’s hypnotizing how they manage to sound so emotive with such a minimal set up.

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The second video comes from Coiffeur, who sings an acoustic rendition of “Mientras Tanto” off his magnificent 2013 EP, Nada. Unlike the Protistas video, this one is filmed in a public space at the Aeropuerto de Santiago, amidst the passengers and transient inhabitants of a non-place. Not that it needed it, but in this setting and in its acoustic form, “Mientras Tanto” gains an urgency and nostalgia that’s not completely present in the original.

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Both videos represent the spirit of creativity, innovation, and reverence to the past that has characterized Quemasucabeza’s roster along the years. Keep em’ coming.