Sonidos de Cuba

by ScottMFR

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In March of 2010, I travelled with my fiance to Cuba for ten days. Despite the short amount of time I spent there, I was overwhelmed by the complexity, culture, rhythm and pulse of the country. I brought with me a Zoom H4N portable recorder and gathered various snippets of the rich acoustic landscape. After returning home, I began using these recordings as a foundation for my own music. I spent many hours editing, warping, looping, filtering, sampling, and mangling the sounds to distil them into songs. Over the next three years, I created an album of electronic music that attempts to tell the story of this visit. I made this music in an effort to relive and restructure not merely the recordings, but the memories of my time there in order to share this journey with others. Hopefully you’ll feel transported as you listen and enjoy these Sonidos de Cuba. If you would like to read the stories behind the recordings, click on the info button on each track, or visit

Special thanks go out to all my supportive Rockethub funders for making this project possible. In particular I’d like to thank Kali Dumbrell for being the first to jump on the bandwagon, as well as Patrick and Vivien Clarke, Mike and Linda RIesterer, Kyle and Hayley Riesterer, and Adam Lastiwka for their kind generosity. Many thanks must also go to my loving supportive wife and travelling partner, Tania Clarke.


released April 26, 2013

All songs composed, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Riesterer. All instruments were performed by Scott Riesterer except Thomas Towers on Congas (2, 3, 4, 9), Vocals by Rudy Gill and Matt Grant (2), James Kang on Acoustic and Electric Guitar (2, 9), Tania Clarke on Cello (9), and Stephen Falk on Congas and Bongos (9).



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ScottMFR Vancouver, British Columbia

Scott Michael Francis Riesterer is a Sound Designer from Vancouver, Canada. He has contributed his audio skills to documentaries, short films, video games, and the Chevrolet Volt. Musically he dabbles in electronic genres like Downtempo, House, Techno, and Breaks. His latest project, Sonidos De Cuba is an ambitious album built upon field recordings from his travels in Cuba. ... more

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