NEWS: Murcof - Martes 20th anniversary vinyl reissues
Murcof - Martes 20th anniversary vinyl reissues
Published 13 May 2022 by DM


Murcof's seminal debut album, Martes, was released twenty years ago today. We're marking the occasion by reissuing his first three albums on vinyl. Out of print for many years, these albums have been hugely influential in the worlds of minimal and ambient electronic music in their use of modern classical instrumentation, and are significant landmarks in the history of The Leaf Label. Each of the reissues is presented in a new gatefold sleeve featuring updated artwork, with Remembranza and Cosmos featuring fully remastered audio, and Cosmos including a previously unreleased bonus track.

“When I started working on the first Murcof tracks in 2001, I had primarily been playing dance music under the name Terrestre,” Fernando Corona recalls. “Although it was a lot of fun, I felt like something was missing. Martes was born as a reaction to this feeling, a need to make more intimate or personal music to try and balance things out. That year, Nortec Collective were invited to play at Sónar festival in Barcelona. I burned a few CD-Rs and brought them with me, hoping I would find a nice home for my new project. If memory serves me, I met Tony Morley of The Leaf Label at a small club called FonFone. I gave him a demo, had a brief chat and wished for the best. I got an email from him a couple months later and off we went!”

Corona worked closely with Alex Gámez on the remasters for Remembranza and Cosmos, which were then cut by legendary mastering engineer Stefan Betke in Berlin.

Strap in for format details...

Martes + Utopía (20th Anniversary Edition)
- Ocean Blue vinyl 3LP (300 copies) - exclusive to Bandcamp & Norman Records
- Indies only Cloud White vinyl 3LP
- Black vinyl 3LP

Remembranza (2022 Remaster)
- Correos Red vinyl 2LP (300 copies) - exclusive to Bandcamp & Norman Records
- Indies only Laurel Green vinyl 2LP
- Back vinyl 2LP

Cosmos (2022 Remaster)
- Voyager Gold vinyl 2LP (300 copies) - exclusive to Bandcamp & Norman Records
- Indies only Lunar Silver vinyl 2LP
- Back vinyl 2LP

Bandcamp editions are available to pre-order now including a three album bundle.

The three albums will be released on vinyl in October 2022 in the UK and Europe and December for the rest of the world. Martes + Utopía is a repress of the expanded 2016 3LP reissue, now in a gatefold sleeve with updated artwork by the original designer, Rubén Alonso Tamayo. Remembranza and Cosmos are reissued on double vinyl in new gatefold sleeves with fully remastered audio.

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