Contemplation isn’t about sitting quietly taking it all in.
Nor is it about reflective thought or deep meditation.
Sure, it can take you there. But it isn’t what it is about.
Contemplation is about color and shape — and not only to your eyes.
To your ears, too.
Maria’s debut EP on Monster Jinx concerns this concept.
The producer is affected by chromesthesia, a condition where sounds trigger you to experience color. For this project, he tried to control the condition, rather than just experience it. He decided to shape it.
Learning how to paint with sound, Maria realized he had to shape himself a contemplative journey — not an explosion of color, more of an immersion of live pigmentations, washes, iridescences.
Or whatever the music wanted to look like those late afternoons.
2018, Monster Jinx
released May 6, 2018
Additional vocals on track 3: Sara Sakura
Additional vocals on track 4: Baba Soul
Additional Drums on track 8: Carlos Ribeiro
Mixing: Gonçalo Sousa
Mastering: Diogo Figueiredo