Interview. Producers Baltazar and Paracelso come together to create a new musical proposal that blends electronics, tropical rhythms, cumbia, reggaeton and typical Oaxacan music.
Sacro Imperio Romano is a project that arose from the fusion of electronic music with Latin and Afro-Caribbean folklore, as well as soul music, disco and techno. It was created in 2020 by Rodrigo Reyes – who works in the publishing world – and Enrique Muñoz – dedicated to working on audiovisual projects -.
“We did it all, we were very experimental: we went from techno to house with repetitive rhythms, a bit of soul, blues, rock, funk, something weird. However, this experience gave us a broader panoramic picture of how the music was created, which we now use with the Roman Empire Holy, “Reyes commented in an interview with Chronicle.
“We make electronic music inside Underground From the early 2000s of the twenty-first century. Our tastes have always been very old-fashioned, electronic music is made up of repetitive digital elements. We do the same thing, but we translate it into machines and print a message. “
However, before the band was born, Balthasar (Reyes) and Paracelso (Muñoz) spent 5 years researching and mixing genres and aspects that allowed them to take electronic music elsewhere; Merging the genre with Reggaeton and cumbia, taking resources and stories to achieve a connection with society, thus appearing in various literary festivals, parties and clubs.
“We collect the aesthetics of jewels from other places in our culture; we offer tropical tech electronics with instruments and brass, and I don’t think we can classify that within a genre, we feel refreshing in addition to popular folk music. Our suggestion as a group is to offer electronic music as never.” In Mexico “.
“We have imparted an organic method that is more enjoyable to different listeners and ages, and removed a little condescension that has made us believe for a long time that electronics is a select group; the idea is that they dance to our music while absorbing our culture, and we think we can synthesize what is happening and offer other experiences,” he added. Reyes.
Sacro Imperio Romano performed two songs: “Hymno Nacional”, which is a song released last January and more recently, “Drama Queen”, released in February, produced by Sebastián Cárdenas Vesga of Sonido San Francisco.
“The idea of the first song is to create a unified anthem with the ideas we share regarding our social environment and to make a more societal art. With“ Drama Queen, ”we depict toxicity in interpersonal relationships that has a romantic approach to how love is opened within a more important perspective of our time, but can be moved to All kinds of human relationships; it’s really a somewhat self-critical way of love, it’s sarcastic and comedic with a very tropical twist, “Reyes explained.
Both songs are part of their first album which they continue to work on and hope to be completed in 2021: “As for graphic art, we have a proposal from designer Alejandro Magallanes which is made up of images simulating tarot cards, inspired by themes related to the songs. As for the sound, the suggestion is It is the merger that we are bringing with the minerals of the Oaxacan range, as well as the many collaborations, science fiction and tropical paranoia, ”Muñoz noted.