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NAAFI announces debut album from Imaabs, ‘Descifrar’

It drops via the Mexican imprint on Friday, 9th July

Mexico City label NAAFI have announced the debut album by Chilean producer Cristo Gavras, aka Imaabs.

Recorded and composed in Santiago de Chile between November 2018 and March 2021, 'Descifrar' will be released via the imprint on Friday, 9th July. Pre-order via Bandcamp here.

Describing the album - which spans ambient, pop, techno, reggaeton, noise and more - Imaabs said it relates to "transitions, affections, precarious loves; disconnected yet connected at the same time. The flows of images, emojis, memes, memories, desires; fragments that flood the ways of perceiving and bonding."

"We are in a scission, but also in a programmed and fragmented iteration of encounters," he continues. "All of this mutates us experiencing distances and emotions that are not properly human. Rather this kind of alienation creates new feelings and new perceptions.

"It’s therefore possible for new encounters to exist, too. Beyond heartbreak, pain, frustration and hopelessness, there is a kind of small constant hope of active desires that runs through this work."

Stream lead track 'Trying', featuring Tama Gucci, below.

Revisit our Selections feature with NAAFI's Fausto Bahia from April.

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