15 Nov Gilles Peterson reissues Musica Infinita on his new label Arc Records
Gilles Peterson just launched a new label called Arc Records focused on “curiosities and gems from the basement”. Arc Records is the second label introduced by Peterson following up on his iconic Brownswood Recordings imprint. Photo Credit: Jonathan Wong
In light of the launch, Gilles Peterson announced the first release to be out on Arc Records. A reissue of cult record “Musica Infinita” by Mexican drummer and composer Tino Contreras. It is a psychedelic, experimental jazz record, originally released in 1978.
Peterson first bought a copy of the record before a gig in Japan. Years later he was booked to play at a festival in Mexico. So it was here that Peterson was introduced to Carlos Icaza. Icaza is a record collector and musician who also owned a copy of Musica Infinita (in fact, he had two). To Peterson’s delight, Icaza suggested they meet up with Contreras. In due time, the three of them met up and agreed upon a plan to re-issue “Musica Infinita”.
Re-issued for the first time, “Musica Infinita” channels grand concepts into a visceral musical experience. It will arrive on a limited edition 180g LP in a gatefold sleeve with printed card inner sleeve + double-sided printed insert in the same fashion of the original record. Surely make your way here to pre-order the vinyl and check out the artwork and track list below.
1. Sinfonia Del Quinto Sol
2. El Hombre Cosmico
3. Orbita 13