Everything in Mexico is weird, confusing, and in a way fascinating. The music here fights over a muddy and bloody territory with the purpose of finally finding itself, of finding its identity in the hall of mirrors that is our culture. In Mexico there is no “other music”, here the music is one and Mexican Rarities documents it not to understand it better, but to enjoy its splendor.
Mexican Rarities is not just a label. It is a project that involves well-selected historical memory. It covers a musical publication space that Mexico did not have before, and one that was badly needed.
Mexico has many stories that go hand in hand with the history of its music. Rescuing, cataloging and re-releasing important records of its compositions is an extremely important task. The dissemination of these recordings shows us a side of musical history not so well-known, but one that deserves to be heard by ears all over the world.
Promising collection that resumes relations with Mexico’s national history of culture, music and talent, at the same time building a timely and essential bridge towards the sonic aesthetics that circulate around the world today.
¿What do we talk about when we talk about México? ¿How do we classify weirdness? ¿Is there such thing as something mexican or are we just in front of a political and power construct? This text is an introduction to Mexican Rarities as well as a critical approach to two concepts that gives form to the project: the rare and the mexican.