Resplandor

Resplandor

 Lima, Provincia de Lima, PER
BandAlternativeAvant-garde

Resplandor is a shoegaze/dreampop band from Peru which obtains a unique sonic-live sound on stage supported by images that reflect the feeling of each song.

Biography

Resplandor was brought to life in early 1996, with a sound influenced by shoegaze and noise pop recording some songs that were published in 1998 (Sol de Hiel Ep). The band's debut single "Ninfa" firmly established them in the music scene, receiving great reviews. The long awaited debut live performance was hailed a success after a strong sold out audience pack at the Bauhaus Club. After several gigs along 1999, the band got into the studio to record their debut album "Elipse" which was published on Feb. 2000; some songs came along to be part of different international compilations as "Picnic Basket" from Shelflife Records, "Orange Pop" from Losing Today magazine, "Atlantic Flowers" from Alison/Clairecords/Midsummer Madness's compilation, "Test Tones vol.1" from Clairecords-Tonevendor and a tribute to Slowdive from So Soft. Resplandor hooked up with Alison Records from Germany in 2002 which released "Ambar" on Sep.2002 receiving greats reviews followed by a tour on the US East Cost, in BB.AA Argentina at Fuga Jurassica 5 festival. On April, 2005, Lunar Discos from Spain release a tribute to Echo and The Bunnymen titled "Play the Game" which the guys record a version of "The Killing Moon". The band re-released "Elipse" in digipack including 2 outtakes and 2 videos from 2000. IN 2006 two new songs Oeste & Solar were released in a CD Split with The Radio Dept, and then another two songs Twilight & Breathe, but this time were produced by Ian Catt, came alive with another CD Split with the band Mahogany. The band has performed live with bands such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Radio Dept., The House of Love, The Ocean Blue, Mahogany, Airiel, Lovesliescrushing, Robin Guthrie, Asobi Seksu, Soundpool, Elika, Mark Gardener among others, promoting new songs. In September 2007 the band went into the studio to start recording their last album with Robin Guthrie. This new album P L E A M A R reflects the best era of Resplandor, more mature and solid, with new lineup. The album was recorded at Estrella Negra and Alpamayo Studios featuring the collaboration from Andrew Prinz & Ana Breton from Mahogany and Scott Cortez from Lovesliescrushing and Astrobrite This new album compiles 9 songs where emphasize a mixture of sounds shoegaze and electronic with melancholic melodies and lyrics in which stand out this production. The album was completely produced and mixed by Robin Guthrie ex- Cocteau Twins. After a successful tour with Asobi Seksu in the US in March 2009, the band released the video of "Downfal" directed by Percy Cespedes. In 2010 Resplandor was the only peruvian band selected to perform at SXSW Festival in Ausin, Texas, also they played in New York these year. During 2011, Resplandor played again at SXSW Music Festival. In 2012, the band played at Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles and they have recording a new album. In 2013, it could not have begun better for the Resplandor on having been the support band of the show of The Cure in the National Stadium of Peru.

Lyrics

Downfall

Written By: L. Rodriguez

Sixteen years have been passed
Since she was born
She took an easy way to live,
Walk on by and sleeps in the street.

Chorus:
What’s the matter with you, girl?
Just go back home.
Don’t blame the society,
It didn’t hurt you at all.

All her hopes and all her dreams
Has gone thru.
She is not sorry for the way she is,
And she said: “it’s all one and the same to me”

Chorus:
What’s the matter with you, girl?
Just go back home.
Don’t blame the society,
It didn’t hurt you at all.

Breathe

Written By: A.Zelada

Beside you
Inside you
Far away

Close your eyes
Silent air
Breathing in my way
Close your eyes
By the sea
Breathing in my way

Beside you
Inside you
Far away
I breathe in your lips

Discography

Sol de Hiel Ep (1998)
Elipse (2000) - first release
Bajo Oscuro Cielo - single (2001)
Ambar (2002)
Elipse (2005) - re issue with bonus tracks
Resplandor/The Radio Dept. (Split 2006)
Resplandor/Mahogany (Split 2007)
Pleamar (2008)

Set List

Raindrops
Feel
Solar
Whisper
Melancolia
Fireflies
Twilight
Halo
Breathe
Luna
Oeste
Downfall
Pleamar