Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette
Folk- electro experimentation, filtered through Oakland by way of Buenos Aires and Bogota. Releases include Do Pretty.
Lulacruza weave female vocals, South American instrumentation, sound objects and field recordings through electronic manipulation. A duo from Colombia and Argentina, Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette make primal songs that combine improvisation, channeling and exploring acoustics and vibration. Their music unfolds as hypnotic prayers and electronic folk with nymph-like vocals; aquatic textures and up-tempo, handcrafted South American rhythms.
Lulacruza independently released their debut album Do Pretty in Argentina in May 2006 after meeting two years earlier at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. Do Pretty’s success in both the media and with the public led to 2 years of extensive performances across 25 cities in 6 countries. Their music has been included in a feature-length independent Mexican documentary as well as compilation CDs in Italy, Venezuela, and Spain. In 2007 they were Artists-in-Residence at the Red Poppy Art House, a groundbreaking multidisciplinary space in San Francisco. For a period of 6 months, Lulacruza collaborated with fellow travelers, noise & electronic musicians, folk singers, sound healers, video & installation artists, educators and community builders to foster the dream of listening to each other and co-creating through all of their relations.