This sound-podcast-collage by Megamal -Alicia Carrera & Bejotanova-, based on and around poems by Rosalía de Castro, an artist whose pieces express the feeling known in Galician as Saudade: vivid, sharp inevitable changes which are lamented. Nature is an omnipresent beauty which is so intense it causes the sharpest pain.
Known as the first female poet in Galicia and Spain, she expressed a refusal to accept false comfort, making her a foundation from which following female poets carried on building from.
The doses of remarkably sorrow yet sweet imagery read in this podcast are (in order of appearance):
– They Say That the Plants Do Not Speak
– The Atmosphere is Incandescent
– Hour After Hour, Day After Day
– I In My Bed of Thistles
Megamal is a musical project that combines Alicia Carrera’s vastly bizzare musical world and Bejotanova’s avid tape experiments to place listeners in a whirling, fizzy cassette spool of eclectic sounds complete with crackling, hissing and popping.