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VIDEO PREMIERE: Chilean Progressive Rock Band Bauda

Bauda- Sporelights

Last fall, Temple of Torturous released the third full length from Chilean progressive rock band Bauda, ‘Sporelights’.  Formed in 2009 as the solo project of musician César Márquez, Bauda would later expand to a full band with 2012’s ‘Euphoria…of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape’.  ‘Sporelights’ was the type of album capable of leaving a lasting impression on listeners, with soaring melodic instrumentation and soft vocal lines that spread across the music like a warm embrace.  Recalling bands like Anathema, Porcupine Tree, and some of Opeth’s softer moments without coming across as a direct copy, Bauda delivered their strongest effort to date.

It turns out that while they were in the studio in 2014 Márquez and the rest of the band had a video camera and shot some footage as they were working to bring the album to fruition with producer René Rutten (The Gathering).  The twenty one minute video, which we’re premiering exclusively today, gives you a look at the recording process for all of the instrumentals, though curiously it doesn’t seem to give any insight on the vocals.  Perhaps that’s because Márquez was behind the camera for the majority of these clips, giving the emphasis to his supporting cast.  But in any event, I’m always a fan of footage that gives fans a window into seeing how an album is brought to life in the studio.  The first half showcases the instrumentalists at work going through parts of the seven songs that make up ‘Sporelights’, as well as the requisite footage of some of them goofing off and relaxing in between sessions.  During the second half viewers are shown the full band rehearsing with René Rutten as he gives them feedback.

 We hope that you enjoy this time to get a peek at Bauda’s work in the studio that has led to their strongest album yet, and it’s always great to see this kind of footage available for a window into the creative process.  ‘Sporelights’ is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats from Temple of Torturous.

Bauda | Temple of Torturous


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