El Fulminador releases his first solo EP on Fulmen Records with the maxi-single Orión y Casiopea, a Techno-Pop interpretation of the outer space and Greek mythological drama.
The composition of the two original pieces took place in 2005-2006, as part of the production work for the album “Galaxias”. After keeping this work unreleased for 13 years, El Fulminador finally resumed production in 2019, keeping the original sound and also adding new basslines, additional drums and vocal melodies. During this process, the two alternative versions “Disaster” and “Vanity” came up, giving form to this maxi-single that’s anticipating the release of the album “Galaxias” this year on our house.
Thematically, the songs take two constellations and interpret them from a mythological perspective. And you know Greek mythology, as many other forms of religion, deals profusely with the arts of Offense, Guilt and Punishment.
The first 2 tracks are about Orion and the goddess Artemis. Both had arranged to meet and hunt together, but it all ends up with Artemis shooting an arrow in his eye, turning him into a cyclops (or killing him, depending on the tradition). Guest singer Utopyk Jones repeats “Artemisa viene a cazar” (Artemis is coming to hunt), an expression of joy for what’s supposed to be a fun afternoon that ultimately ends in disaster (or justice, as some versions of the story claim the giant was doomed by the goddess as a punishment for sexual abuse).
Cassiopeia was a legendary Queen of Aethiopia, mother of Andromeda and wife of King Cepheus. Her vanity and arrogance were so great they woke the wrath of the Olympic god Poseidon, who then sent a giant flood (and/or the sea monster Cetus). Desperate and hopeless, the queen turned to an oracle, which advised the only way to placate the furious god and save the country was sacrificing her daughter to Cetus. The Kings were ready for the sacrifice and Andromeda was chained to the rocks at the sea, waiting to be devoured by the horrendous marine abomination. But then, an unexpected hero appeared to ruin the plan: Perseus, who used his recently "acquired" head of Medusa to petrify the monster and save the princess. This led Cassiopeia back to the beginning: the debt was still unpaid, and Poseidon was still furious. So the god decided to punish her for such ineptitude by hanging her from the heavens, chained to her throne and upside down. She will always be remembered with a mirror in her hand, enjoying her own beauty.
“Orión y Casiopea” is also a homage to people and styles from electronic music considered relevant by El Fulminador in his musical education, more precisely to Pop, House and Electro from the 80s and 90s.
El Fulminador is an Argentinian artist based in Berlin. Head of Fulmen Records with his partner Utopyk Jones, he has a long-lasting career that includes the production of several solo albums, EPs and soundtracks, a prolific activity as a remix producer and collaborations with different artists on several side projects.
released June 23, 2020
All tracks composed, written and produced by El Fulminador.
Tracks 02 and 04 remixed by El Fulminador.
Additional vocals on track 01 by Utopyk Jones.
Mastering of all tracks by Cotton Bud.
Released by: Fulmen Records
Catalogue number: FULMEN 012
Release date: 23rd June 2020