Programmed between Medellín and Barcelona over the course of two years, Grial explores concepts of mestizo and its “impurity”. Rejecting the notion of a singular Latinx musical identity, Verraco paints his own vision of South American IDM, blending perreo, jungle ambiance and mountainous Andes braindance.
From rural chants flowing down a mountain range, to street bikes and gang outbreaks lighting up cityscapes, the use of field recordings in Grial guide listeners through Verraco’s sonic fiction. Verraco proposes to rethink the sudaca cyborg-habitants of the future fusing powerful sound design to collapse the established order. Grial becomes the sacrament in which other possible worlds turn corporeal.