Bonson Berner evolved from the remnants of Siga la Flecha (Follow the Arrow) – an eclectic project that started in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lisandro Aloi – Pato (under the pseudonyms Bonson Berner and Masmore Larueda for SLF) – managed to release and perform music or DJ regularly while working as an architect in his own established firm and teaching architecture at the University of Palermo. Enlisting the talents of various local artists, Siga la Flecha enjoyed a string of diverse achievements – such as playing international festivals, television features, and appearing in the soundtracks of two feature films: Death Club – by James Merendino who directed SLC Punk, and Paranoids – out on Oscilloscope. Aloi grew up in a city with a history of harboring diverse immigrants; and he had always been interested in different cultures – his many travels as a photographer and recordings from all around the world shaped and attracted different voices in an analogous way. It was this same constant need of expression, akin to the sound of endless voices in one’s head – which triggered Aloi’s decision to quit architecture and to first bring Bonson Berner into being. By recycling ideas, melodies and collaborators, and mixing them with ever-emerging new ones – Passport was born. The themes of universality, of energy, of global love exploded with a stream of new wave, electronic, and early ‘90s alternative – along with some other darker reflections which managed to seep into the mix.
Passport is the long-awaited conclusion to Bonson Berner’s musical experiment. Aloi has compared recording an album to making a building (which should come as no surprise). The musicians, the engineers, the collaborators, the friends – all of them aiding in their own way so that the project can make it from thought into reality, telling a story, creating music.
RIYL: Interpol, Manu Chao, Kasabian, Depeche Mode, The Cure
Recommended Tracks: Track #3 “Painted Stone”, track #1 “Running Days”, track #9 “Movement 4”, track #8 “Immigrant”
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Label: Forty Below