Israel Martinez
Two Espressos in Separate Cups

A Description


New album by Israel Martinez is available in 2 formats : A limited 200 copies 180 gr. vinyl housed in a massive 9 panel poster designed by Bas Mantel and in CD and 14 pages Catalog.

Two espressos in separate cups is originally a sound work about 56 minutes for 16.2 channels, a commissioned piece by Mexican Contemporary Art University Museum (MUAC) for its Sound Experimentation Space (EES).
The work was on exhibition from March to July 2011. This is a 40 minutes stereo version, specially made for limited edition vinyl and digital download.

For me, cinema has influenced the way we associate sound and image, offering the idea that audio has to be eternally subordinate to the vision. I sampled a few seconds of silent moments (1) from different movies which have influenced me (all from recent decades and many geographies) and then mixed them with my own field recordings from multiple sites or situations as cantinas, sports courts, streets, airports, gardens, lakes, mountains, etc. Finally I produced electronic sounds from analog-digital synths and computer, creating a loop of 56 minutes which runs without any pause at the Museum, there’s no matter about the moment that the listener enters to the space, he’s free to stay and listen to it for a few minutes or long hours. I tried to make a metaphorical exercise “robbing” and “freeing” sound from its dependency to image, adding another sound gestures to be a representation of itself“.
Israel Martinez

This work brings an immediate reference to a Jim Jarmusch film, but also creates a distinction in the experience while also a poetics. The cinematographer’s experience, vision and sound, is different from that generated by the autonomy of the eye and the ear, such as the difference of drinking two espressos in separate cups, rather than a double espresso” says Marco A. Morales on exhibition’s information.

Two espressos in separate cups was composed between January and March 2011.

Mastered by D.ego at Lumen lab.

A Artist Info


The work of Israel Martínez (Mexico 1979) has been developed in a wide range of proposals and media, aiming to generate a reflection of society through sound and music.

In the mid-nineties he began writing for underground fanzines in Mexico. Since then he has gone through various territories such as creating music at the intersection of electroacoustic, experimental music, field recording and spatiality. He has also made audio works without a musical purpose, video installations, site-specific projects, actions, interventions, graphic works through photography, typing, photocopying, and some other media. In 2007 he received the Award of Distinction of Prix Ars Electronica in the category of Digital Music.

In 2012 he was a guest of the prestigious Artist-in-Berlin Residence Program by DAADMartínez is also co-director of Mexican label Abolipop and its side-project Suplex. Labels such as Sub Rosa and Aagoo have released his music.

He has appeared in compilations around the world, including with British magazine The Wire.

A Metadata


Formats : LP + Poster/CD + Catalog mp3
Catalog Number LP : AGO036
Catalog Number CD : AGO049
Barcode : No
Release Date : June 21 2012

Tracklisting CD
1. Two Espressos In Separate Cups

Tracklisting LP
1. Cup A
1. Cup B

A Purchase



LP + Poster : $14.00 + Shipping costs
CD + Catalog :
 $12.00 + Shipping costs
Immediate Download : $6.99

A Artwork


B Listen to Cup A



Israel Martinez
Two Espressos in Separate Cups
Catalog

Israel Martinez
Two Espressos in Separate Cups
Catalog

Israel Martinez
Two Espressos in Separate Cups
Catalog

Israel Martinez
Two Espressos in Separate Cups
Catalog

Israel Martinez
Two Espressos in Separate Cups
Catalog

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