Murcof

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Fernando Corona, 1970, Tijuana, Mexico. Murcof merges contemporary ‘holy minimalist’ orchestration and melancholic techno to create a near devotional music that has been compared to imaginary collaborations between Arvo Pärt and Thomas Brinkmann or Giya Kancheli and the Aphex Twin. Corona is involved with the rising Nortec movement, founded by artists (including Panoptica, Ruisort and Loopdrop) whose electronica incorporates popular traditional Mexican music. He is reported to be a near household name in his homeland, for the Nortec music he records under the Terrestre alter ego, and is also involved in film shorts, video games and contemporary dance performances.

In 2002, Murcof released his first EP of twitchy digital clicks and reconfigured late twentieth-century compositions via Context Free Media, the label run by San Francisco tech-minimalist Sutekh. His long-playing debut Martes (Spanish for Tuesday, the day of the week...

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