También Discos (Memoria Analoga / Discos CAIFE) is creating music, bringing lost music archives to life, printing vinyl
9

patrons

$64
per month
Hi, I am Daniel, the producer, musician, and archivist behind QuixosisMemoria AnalogaTambien Records and Discos CAIFE.  As an artist and creator, im deeply invested in the trans-temporal conversation that making music can be. I feel that i am constantly in dialogue with the past, and through leading musical investigations into  the CAIFE Records Archive, and Llaquiclla Records, my goal is to enrich the musical life of those around me, and open a bridge into the past, that we can all walk across, to experience those distant moments which have formed the now.

There are so many lost musical gems, that for one reason or another dissolved or disappeared, or simply remained unreleased. I live in a country with an ineffable musical culture going back thousands of years, and most of it has been hidden, for decades.

By supporting this Patreon page, you will add a little impulse which will ensure we keep investigating, digging, and bringing these gems to the digital world, and (who knows) maybe re edit them into some gorgeous vinyl future.

On BBC OUTLOOK w/ Maryam Maruf

Listen to us on NPR


Read about us in the 
NEW YORK TIMES

a short interview on the CBC's Q

Memoria Analoga is a podcast detailing the he process of rediscovering the CAIFE RECORDS Catalog over 45 years after it was buried under 3600kg of newspaper. I found it, while searching through my estranged grandfather's possessions after his passing away. I had no Idea these tapes existed, but when i saw them, i knew exactly what they were. 

This Project is about restoring a lost and vital chapter of Ecuadorian music history. About honoring a pristine historical document that presents with another world, through music.

Aside from producing electronic music and edits, I feel that the role of a music producer is to create bridges into the past, bridges for inspiration, interchange, but also for others to walk across.

We are working on a full length documentary along with ZZK records that will follow the process of investigation, tracing the musicians that played on the records and rebuilding the sotry of the label through the memories of those who created it. 

We are also Editing the catalog so as to release a selection of vinyl records to represent the spirit of the label's music.

As a Patron, you can get exclusive access to a slough of unreleased material, including HQ downloads of obscure ecuadorian grooves, mixtapes, remixes, even original mint condition records and loads of interesting splices from the suitcase tapes. 


Here is an excerpt of the Blog on Sounds and Colours Magazine:

The first cluster of tapes I got my hands on was in questionable shape. There were about one hundred tapes, uncovered, no plastic, no boxes, and they were stuffed into an old leather suitcase covered with hotel stickers from all over Colombia and Ecuador. Although some of the tapes had been labelled in the past, the scotch tape that had been used to tape the typewritten paper labels onto the reels, had lost its stick and most of the reels were bare, unidentified mysteries.
The suitcase was a tangle of obsolete media, a complete unknown. I searched for months before I found a working reel-to-reel, an Ampex Atr-700. I cleaned the oxide gunk out of the heads, fixed the transformer, dusted all of the connections, and then began the long process of digitizing the audiotape.
It became clear that the tapes could contain absolutely anything. I found old hits and demoreels that had been used for mailing promoters and radiostations, but I also found recordings of my grandfather’s telephone conversations; it seems he had configured his TK20, via a series of strange German cable adaptations, (3,4,5 and 7 pin din) to tap his own phones just in case he caught some dirt on somebody that he could use in the future.
There were also extensive recordings of radio interviews and perhaps most strangely, an archive of his incoming phone messages that he had taken the time to comment. The deeper I dug, the more strange my grandfather appeared to be, and the less I seemed to know him. But I felt a strange camaraderie for him, as though I was tying the loose ends of his life.
I never knew grandpa, and from what I know of him, I am not sure I would have wanted to. But I cannot do anything but thank him for the gift he accidentally gave me. The music on those acetate reels had me from the start:
A full orchestra in a room with one microphone, live, the VUs saturating, botched takes and retakes, imprints flowing virtuously from the souls of polished session musicians; odds and ends, broken edits, failed jokes; interesting bits from long dead radio hosts, and also, finished, complete pieces, recorded beautifully, the matrices that had been used to press the records.
Vivid. Warm. Crackling sound.
For about three weeks, I spent all day everyday in front of the reel-to-reel, loading and playing as many tapes as I could, listening to the stream from the past. getting in touch with the sound of another generation, so far yet so close to mine.

Tiers
uno por uno
$1 or more per month
one full quality digital release for per year

and absolute gratitude!
Pa lante
$3 or more per month
You will get behind the scenes access to our digitization experience; random, fascinating tape bits, full recording sessions, and a glimpse into our folder of unidentified tape. 

plus previous rewards.
long game
$10 or more per month
access to our digital vault. two complete album downloads of your choice



Buy a CAIFE 7' single
$20 or more per month only 30 left
you get a record
digital collector
$50 or more per month only 29 left
  • One time 50$ donations will receive a mint condition CAIFE 7" (choice of 5) six months of contributions will get you all 5!

    access to full digital bandcamp discography
  • access to full downloads of our podcast series
  • A mixtape of the super secret series of remixes of CAIFE tapes by Quixosis (www.soundcloud.com/quixosis)

    You will be credited on any vinyl releases published during your time as patron.
analog master
$100 or more per month only 30 left
  • A maximum of 5 CAIFE 7' singles
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$64 of $1,000 per month
with 1000 per month, I will be able to dedicate myself full time to archival and production work. This will allow me to digitize, edit, and publish more material, and will also be the beginning of our vinyl re editing series. 

all supporters will have access to pre releases for Quixosis, Memoria Analoga, Discos CAIFE, and Tambien Radio, as well as gratitude for your push in the right direction.
1 of 2
Hi, I am Daniel, the producer, musician, and archivist behind QuixosisMemoria AnalogaTambien Records and Discos CAIFE.  As an artist and creator, im deeply invested in the trans-temporal conversation that making music can be. I feel that i am constantly in dialogue with the past, and through leading musical investigations into  the CAIFE Records Archive, and Llaquiclla Records, my goal is to enrich the musical life of those around me, and open a bridge into the past, that we can all walk across, to experience those distant moments which have formed the now.

There are so many lost musical gems, that for one reason or another dissolved or disappeared, or simply remained unreleased. I live in a country with an ineffable musical culture going back thousands of years, and most of it has been hidden, for decades.

By supporting this Patreon page, you will add a little impulse which will ensure we keep investigating, digging, and bringing these gems to the digital world, and (who knows) maybe re edit them into some gorgeous vinyl future.

On BBC OUTLOOK w/ Maryam Maruf

Listen to us on NPR


Read about us in the 
NEW YORK TIMES

a short interview on the CBC's Q

Memoria Analoga is a podcast detailing the he process of rediscovering the CAIFE RECORDS Catalog over 45 years after it was buried under 3600kg of newspaper. I found it, while searching through my estranged grandfather's possessions after his passing away. I had no Idea these tapes existed, but when i saw them, i knew exactly what they were. 

This Project is about restoring a lost and vital chapter of Ecuadorian music history. About honoring a pristine historical document that presents with another world, through music.

Aside from producing electronic music and edits, I feel that the role of a music producer is to create bridges into the past, bridges for inspiration, interchange, but also for others to walk across.

We are working on a full length documentary along with ZZK records that will follow the process of investigation, tracing the musicians that played on the records and rebuilding the sotry of the label through the memories of those who created it. 

We are also Editing the catalog so as to release a selection of vinyl records to represent the spirit of the label's music.

As a Patron, you can get exclusive access to a slough of unreleased material, including HQ downloads of obscure ecuadorian grooves, mixtapes, remixes, even original mint condition records and loads of interesting splices from the suitcase tapes. 


Here is an excerpt of the Blog on Sounds and Colours Magazine:

The first cluster of tapes I got my hands on was in questionable shape. There were about one hundred tapes, uncovered, no plastic, no boxes, and they were stuffed into an old leather suitcase covered with hotel stickers from all over Colombia and Ecuador. Although some of the tapes had been labelled in the past, the scotch tape that had been used to tape the typewritten paper labels onto the reels, had lost its stick and most of the reels were bare, unidentified mysteries.
The suitcase was a tangle of obsolete media, a complete unknown. I searched for months before I found a working reel-to-reel, an Ampex Atr-700. I cleaned the oxide gunk out of the heads, fixed the transformer, dusted all of the connections, and then began the long process of digitizing the audiotape.
It became clear that the tapes could contain absolutely anything. I found old hits and demoreels that had been used for mailing promoters and radiostations, but I also found recordings of my grandfather’s telephone conversations; it seems he had configured his TK20, via a series of strange German cable adaptations, (3,4,5 and 7 pin din) to tap his own phones just in case he caught some dirt on somebody that he could use in the future.
There were also extensive recordings of radio interviews and perhaps most strangely, an archive of his incoming phone messages that he had taken the time to comment. The deeper I dug, the more strange my grandfather appeared to be, and the less I seemed to know him. But I felt a strange camaraderie for him, as though I was tying the loose ends of his life.
I never knew grandpa, and from what I know of him, I am not sure I would have wanted to. But I cannot do anything but thank him for the gift he accidentally gave me. The music on those acetate reels had me from the start:
A full orchestra in a room with one microphone, live, the VUs saturating, botched takes and retakes, imprints flowing virtuously from the souls of polished session musicians; odds and ends, broken edits, failed jokes; interesting bits from long dead radio hosts, and also, finished, complete pieces, recorded beautifully, the matrices that had been used to press the records.
Vivid. Warm. Crackling sound.
For about three weeks, I spent all day everyday in front of the reel-to-reel, loading and playing as many tapes as I could, listening to the stream from the past. getting in touch with the sound of another generation, so far yet so close to mine.

Recent posts by También Discos (Memoria Analoga / Discos CAIFE)

Tiers
uno por uno
$1 or more per month
one full quality digital release for per year

and absolute gratitude!
Pa lante
$3 or more per month
You will get behind the scenes access to our digitization experience; random, fascinating tape bits, full recording sessions, and a glimpse into our folder of unidentified tape. 

plus previous rewards.
long game
$10 or more per month
access to our digital vault. two complete album downloads of your choice



Buy a CAIFE 7' single
$20 or more per month only 30 left
you get a record
digital collector
$50 or more per month only 29 left
  • One time 50$ donations will receive a mint condition CAIFE 7" (choice of 5) six months of contributions will get you all 5!

    access to full digital bandcamp discography
  • access to full downloads of our podcast series
  • A mixtape of the super secret series of remixes of CAIFE tapes by Quixosis (www.soundcloud.com/quixosis)

    You will be credited on any vinyl releases published during your time as patron.
analog master
$100 or more per month only 30 left
  • A maximum of 5 CAIFE 7' singles
  • Plus all previous rewards