The pororoca is the longest wave on the planet—a tidal bore, with waves up to 4 meters high that travel as much as 13 kilometers inland upstream on the Amazon River. Its name comes from the indigenous Tupi language, where it translates into "great destructive noise".
"Composer, sound designer, and certified Ableton Live educator Laura Escudé certainly has the electronic music street cred necessary to back her forthcoming debut album, Pororoca. The title track of her new record is chock full of smooth strings, delayed synths, and ominous choir vocals, all of which combine to make up the bulk of her moody piece. In fact, a beat doesn't make its way into the song until two minutes in, and disappears in half the time—reminding us of an era when electronic music was more centered around melody than rhythm." -XLR8R
released June 1, 2010
Laura Escudé – All Composition, Production, Recording, Violin, Cello and Keyboards
Mixed by Henry Strange at Strangelab in Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Shawn Hatfield at AudibleOddities in San Francisco, CA
Artwork and Pororoca Video by Scott Pagano at Neither-Field
Henry Strange – Additional Programming on Pororoca, Final Fantasy, Associated Euphoria