Luca Yupanqui’s album “Sounds Of The Unborn” was recorded while she was still in her mother’s womb. This record is to be released on April 2 via Sacred Bones.
Luca’s parents are musicians, Elizabeth Hart and Iván Diaz Mathé. Hart is the bassist for experimental rock band “Psychic Ills”. Mathé is a collaborator with the likes of Lee “Scratch” Perry.
This album was recorded using biosonic MIDI technology. This translated the baby’s in utero movements into sound. This technology was also hooked onto the baby’s stomach, transcribing its vibrations into Mathés synthesisers.
Luca’s parents then edited and mixed the results. They tried to intervene as little as possible in order to allow, “Luca’s message to exist in its raw form”.
“Super 8 footage”
On producing the album, Mathé said, “We did some Super 8 footage during the recording sessions and later we teamed up with artist Victoria Keddie because we love her approach and aesthetic. She processed the film with analog gear and created a visual trip that summarises what we felt while creating this album”.
“Another human being’s consciousness”
A press release stated, “It is human nature to wonder what life is like inside another human being’s consciousness. How does it feel? What does it sound like? All these questions became stronger and more important to Elizabeth and Iván while they were waiting for Luca to come into the world,”.
The statement continued, “At a certain point the questions turned into, What would she say if she could speak? How would she react to the outer world? And ultimately, What kind of music would she play if she was able to? This album is an attempt to answer those questions”.