“The title IS the genre,” says Rico about his new album, which will be released by Warner this June 2012.
The said album is said to contain a variety of sounds including Ati-atihan tribal drums and percussions, the beeps and screeches of analog synthesizers, the unlikely instruments in Blanco’s repertoire (a melodica, a lyre, a violin, a gigantic cowbell), and countless ‘found’ instruments (“There’s pots and pans, a section from my neighbor’s abandoned rooftop gutter, metal tubes and other instruments I got from the hardware store…”).
“I wanted this album to sound more abrasive, more flawed than correct, production-wise,” admitted the singer. “I wanted you to feel things, get annoyed by things, be distracted by one sound, fall in love with another…”
Rico Blanco’s carrier single, “Amats,” will be broadcast on radio stations starting Monday, June 4, 2012.