‘Almas Conectadas’ (Connected Souls) is the sophomore album from renowned British producer Will “Quantic” Holland and Colombian folklore singer-songwriter Nidia Góngora. Bubbling with symphonic flourishes, the release explores the unique, rich, and mystical musical traditions of the Colombian Pacific Coast while being recorded at Quantic’s Brooklyn-based studio and creative powerhouse Selva. Delving into the concept of the album, Nidia 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.”
‘Almas Conectadas’ explores the nostalgia of impossible love, celebrates eternal bachelors, mourns souls lost at sea, and tells stories of dwellers from Timbiquí (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.
A2. El Chiclan
A3. Balada Borracha
A4. Almas Conectadas
A6. Adorar la Sangre
B1. Adiós Chacón
B2. Pronto Alivio
B3. Macumba de Marea
B4. El Avión
“They have combined to produce something magical” – The Guardian
“Album of the Day” – BBC 6Music
“Hypnotic, tropical soul at its best!” – Q
“It’s fascinating to hear these once opposing identities blending together so sweetly” – SONGLINES (4 STARS)
…Praise for previous album ‘Curao’
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Release Date: 12-06-2021
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Release Date: 22-05-2021
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Release Date: 20-08-2021
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