Shinkoyo is thrilled to present the debut record of New York City based Costa Rican composer, Alfredo Marin. "Death to the Infidels" is dark, dense, and intense: a monolithic 32 minute work in which Marin relentlessly blankets noise over heavily multitracked shrieking voices (his own), abrasive hammering guitars, and a crushing sense of hopeless abyss.
"Death to the Infidels" comes in a limited run of eighty copies, thirty of which have been reserved as a special limited edition. The special limited edition includes two bonus tracks and a lyrics insert. Due to the explicit nature of the bonus material, the special limited edition is meant for mature audiences only.
In Marin's own words, "Death to the Infidels is stagnation abruptly forced into change while suppressed incipient factions gradually develop into complacent disgust. Lopped off by an affirmation of violence, it covets to embody the quintessence of aggression. Loathing materializes into an uncompromising clarity that is baleful and delicately execrable. Death to the Infidels seeks to franchise a fragile abscess of contempt made popular through sophisticated systems of rabid aversions. It procures moments of immersion, inducing states of relaxation and meditation. Death to the Infidels festers to resurrect the soul through the deliberate and systematic annihilation of faith."
Alfredo Marin is a music/sound artist currently living and working in New York City. The vocabulary of Alfredo's work is a synthesis of melodic and harmonic moments, concrete recorded sounds, and abstract electronic sound coupled with the possibilities inherent in the theatrical aspects of sound production (loudspeakers) and performance.
Alfredo has earned a MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and a bachelor degree in music composition from Brooklyn College CUNY. Alfredo’s compositions have been presented in various venues and organizations throughout New York City, such as Chashama, Roulette, The Invisible Dog, and The Stone. His music has been released by record label contour editions. Other projects include his ongoing collaboration with sound artist Doron Sadja as Alfi & Waldi. Most recently, Alfredo successfully realized a commission by Roulette Intermedium under the Emerging Artist Commission Program, 2012, Jerome Foundation.