Tremor combines rhythms and sound across genre borders, fitting component parts of varying tradition together in eloquent symmetry. The artist breaks sound barriers across South America and presents their digital folklore tracks to a new, global audience.
Tremor researches folklore traditions by region and bridges generations, geography and genre to produce his signature style. Their sound is equal parts electronic music and native drum and owes as much to anthropology as it does to popular music.
The other two members in Tremor are just as equally sage in their interpretation of local musicology. Camilo Carbajal comes from a family of esteemed Argentine folklore musicians. His role is to keep the legacy alive and he is doing it in modern fashion, by peeling away the layers of time and bringing the bombo leguero to the 21st century with Tremor. In an age of presets and virtual sounds, Gerardo is a master of the analog craft of synth music. As a musician in demand, he often plays with 5 different bands in a typical month in Buenos Aires.
On their last record, Viajante, Tremor executes folklore melody through a digital context. Layers of rhythm are fortified with modern synth loops and paired with timeless Andean flute, strings and drum samples for evocative hybrids. Glitch, IDM, and electronica reinvent classic rhythms for today’s listener. For a follow-up LP vinyl on ZZK Records/Crosstalk International Tremor tracks get remixed by Chancha Via Circuito, King Coya, El Remolon and Clorofila - Nortec Collective.
For Martinelli, “creativity is a combination of two improbable parts.” He sees musical style as a puzzle or riddle, looking for the best way to put two opposing techniques together in one soundscape.