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Spain based post-punk, darkwave, minimal, technopop La Fiesta Triste is the sonic project of Javier Andreu (aka. Fête Triste), a Valencian musician and producer. Self-taught to bass, electric guitar, drums, synthesizers and music production. La Fiesta Triste project arose from the ashes of other bands in which Javier Andreu once participated.

After some self-produced works: Ciudades Invisibles (2000), Minimalista (2005) and Desaparecer (2020), released on CD format and digital platforms, the new album  La Belleza Del Óxido, released on 3 March 2021, is committed to the vinyl format. The album is a "do it yourself" production in collaboration with GH Records.

La Belleza Del Óxido album closes a cycle of several years producing and composing and comprises a selection of eight songs chosen from a large number recorded in recent years. The music, concept and cover arts were created entirely by Fête, except for "Todos Contra Todos", a free version inspired by an original song by a producer and drummer Sergio Alfonso. And "To Helen" is a tribute to the romantic literature of Edgar Allan Poe, as the lyric is taken from Poe's same-titled poem.

Mixing and mastering were carried out by the producer José M.a Aboga (Redhome Studios), and the promotional video for the song "Crepuscular" was created by the video artist Lesya Yershova. (youtube)ffTVXkmvq_0(/youtube)
La Belleza Del Óxido (Beauty of rust) suggests a reflection on the passage of time, a metaphor for our fleeting existence. A poetic vision of the corrosion of skin, soul, age and death, showing the beauty that exists in this decadent process. Just as happens with the oxidation of metals in their exposure to time and the elements.

The sonic and aesthetic thread of the album is the reference to rust: noise, squeaks and metals, which accompany the melodies creating colourful passages mixed with elements of various musical styles from which it is influenced, always with his own very recognizable style, minimalist and repetitive dance electronic bases with melancholic melodies of guitar, piano and synthesizers.

La Fiesta Triste links: Facebook, Bandcamp, YouTube

Edited by: Jerneja