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PHI is a project from Tonalá, a suburb of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Started in 2011 as Luis Villalobos solo outfit, using acoustic guitar and voices. Since 2018 is an ensemble of musicians that also includes David Blanco (Synths/Percussion), Francisco Chavez-Lizardi(Bass/Voice), Ben Mula (Electric Guitar), Tse Retrovirus (Percussion) and Jose Luis Arana (Bassoon). This lineup comes from diverse genres and formation, ranging from academic to experimental music, focused on create an enveloping experience, inspired by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Swans and Latinoamerican Trova music.
Primigenio, their first LP, released in February of the same year, is a collection of seven tracks, intended to alter the listeners’ perception, transporting them to a state of introspection and analysis of present time and space. Thus resulting in an experience full of shining obscurity, product of the paradoxes of life itself.
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