Un Exceso de Luz



Ensamble Acústico was conceived in the early '80s by Billy Pereyra and Eduardo Roland in Blancarena, a resort on the coast of the Río de la Plata, east of Colonia, Uruguay. In 1989, after only a few performances, the duo released their first and only album: a cassette of eight songs titled ‘Un Exceso De Luz’ (‘An Excess of Light’).

Despite being limited to just 500 copies, the album was critically acclaimed and lauded as the first ‘new age’ project to come out of Uruguay. Yet lumping ‘Un Exceso De Luz’ into that most vast and heterogenous confluence of musical genres, dismisses the alchemical breakdown of minimalism with gestures of contemporary jazz.

Pereyra and Roland sound strings in tandem, forming harmonic compositions that generate unexpected resonances. Together they build a climatic character that gives Ensamble Acústico's sound its most distinctive seal, sharing more with the aesthetics of contemporary jazz. These are the great ungroundings of modernity that saw the heavens open and dissolve the celestial sublime, leaving us with a godless excess of space and time. 

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