With their second album, este mundo, Rupa and the April Fishes portray life’s accidental beauty and human suffering through a entirely unique melting pot of gypsy swing, Colombia cumbia, French chanson and Indian ragas. The CD is packaged in a matte-finish digipak complete with a 32-page booklet including stunning exclusive photos and English translations.
an interlude, showing the underside of a melody, how it can be stretched, shaped and retold. like a story. now we are walking along the path that migrants are taking through the sonoran desert, a place that has claimed so many lives. the sparse and intimate sounds--a crying trombone, fingers on strings, shifting weight, breath--our fragile human selves all blowing in the wind.