Andre Wiken is a visual and sonic artist. Traveling around the world in search of rare fabrics that he uses to craft one-of-a-kind hats, life in the world of his company Lower Park is very much a metaphor for the way he creates music. Mixing and matching patterns from different corners of the globe, pieces are seamlessly woven together to create joyously vibrant, meticulously textured works of art. His first release with Astro Nautico since 2016 single 'Que Te Come Tiburon' is a trio of late-night breezers, perfect for an impromptu dance party on the beach.
On ’Get Avion’, Pacific holiday pads are fastened to uptempo drums with Estef Najera’s catchy vocals listlessly riding along a soft-shifting melody dreamscape. The namesake of the EP, ‘Mameluco’ feels like a kinetic romp through childhood memories, sun-melted vibes evoking half-remembered parties and family vacations fading into images of old friends. ‘Nube Vielen’, perhaps the most club-functional of the three, is a hazy sunset glide through space, anchored by tropical polyrhythms that dare the listener not to get up and bust a move.
In celebration of this release, we are also selling a handful (read: RARE) of Wiken’s hand-sewn ‘Malikabota’ hats, featuring fabric personally sourced from Kathmandu, Nepal.
released March 2, 2018
original music produced, written and recorded by Andre Wiken
vocals on 'Get Avion' by Estef Najera
mixing and additional production by Sam O.B.
mastered by Phil Moffa
album artwork by Brianne Siegel