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Amparo

AMPARO

Location: Tuscon, Arizona, USA

 

Favorite artists; musical or otherwise:

The Radio Dept., Minus the Bear, Kings of Convenience, Royksopp.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

You’ll sleep when you’re dead.

What’s your most valued material possession:

Does my passport count? If not, then my Volvo S60 because I’m an old lady and I enjoy a smooth ride.

Favorite smell:

The desert after it rains.

Do you have formal music education?

Nope. I can’t even read sheet music, pft.

Favorite movie:

Marie Antoinette (2008 film by Sofia Coppola)

Is your family musical?

My nana (who’s name was Amparo!) played the Uke. I also have a cousin who is an insanely talented flamenco guitarist.

Most inspired by:

The wilderness and open sky.

If you could blink and be anywhere in the world, where would you be?

The woods of Sweden.

Favorite food/drink combo:

Al pastor tacos and a mango margarita.

 

“In Spanish, ‘amparo’ means ‘shelter’ – which seems very fitting given the nurturing atmospheres in Amparo’s productions, which are always heavy on vibe and depth.” – Sonaris Music

“In the place where she is, there is warmth and comfort, a feeling of you are home. As soon as you press play, you will be warped into Amparo’s world.” – Music And Other Drugs

 

SVNSET WAVES RELEASES

Isolated Islands

EP

June 9, 2017

“At the beginning of 2017, I found myself exploring new and unusual sounds, production techniques and forcing myself into the unknown. I knew the sound I was after, but I wasn’t sure at the time how to start the process and where to begin. As always, the outdoors has been the most crucial influence in both my music and photography – so I went back to the wilderness and decided that’s where my album would begin. Capturing the audio of branches breaking and footsteps on forgotten trails – I weaved various noises in and out of this ep. Along the journey, I re-connected with an old friend, AgesWild. Adding his personal stories and melodies to my songs was a humbling experience and something I’ll never forget. It’s been an intimate journey and I’m thankful to everyone who has been here along the way.” – Amparo

RISING TIDES vol. 4

Compilation

October 29, 2017

Cloud Wrangler

EP

October 14, 2016

“I’ve always had a tough time staying in one place for too long. Whether it’s exploring the nearby mountain tops or throwing myself into a distant country – it’s the journey along the way that leaves the biggest impact on my life. I believe you can hear some of those moments in Cloud Wrangler and I hope it’s an album you can enjoy wherever you’re are.” – Amparo

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