Mutanto – “Planting Tears (Plantado Lágrimas)”


Los Angeles-based artist Mutanto showcases a heady electronic intrigue on new single “Planting Tears (Plantado Lágrimas),” traversing through hypnotic bass warmness and lush synths to start. Per the artist, the single takes inspiration from “Native American stories of the Corn Goddess or Corn Mother.” The intoxicating downtempo production melds a steady, warming rhythmic component with sporadic flourishes of wordless vocal samples and glimmering synth additions.

The serene soundscape is befitting of its thematic explorations into lofty topics of life and death, in addition to fertility and “Earthly benevolence.” The four-minute turn signals a more illuminated charm, as the various layers — from the vocal glimpses to the more effervescent tones — converge with beautiful, seamless impact. “Planting Tears (Plantado Lágrimas)” is a memorably atmospheric success from Mutanto, whose enjoyably hard-to-define aesthetical traversals continue to delight.

This track is featured on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Electronic’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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