Benja Walker: “Brotes es un disco con más conocimiento de causa”

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El cantautor nacional Benjamín Walker, el 27 de Julio lanzó su nuevo disco “Brotes”

Esta, su segunda entrega, es un trabajo que tiene un concepto bastante arraigado, y que explica y sustenta muy bien su lógica. ¿De que se trata?, conversamos con Benjamín al respecto, y esto nos dijo:

-Cuéntame un poco sobre este nuevo disco, he visto un poco del proceso, y sé que Javier Barría estuvo trabajando contigo en él, por favor, cuéntame sobre este nuevo Álbum. 

 

  • Es un nuevo álbum que muestra mucha más madures del proceso que significó La imagen puede contener: 1 persona, barba y exteriorfelicidad; felicidad fue un aprendizaje en mi oficio como cantautor en todo sentido, entrar a estudio por primera vez, mostrar los temas en vivo, distribución, llevar letras a ritmos y estilos distintos, etc. Por ello brotes es un disco con más conocimiento de causa y que busca ser homogéneo, en dos sentidos: primero quería que hubiera una identidad como disco, ósea una identidad sonora entre las canciones, que es en lo que me ayudó a elaborar Javier Barría como productor, y por otro lado, es algo que se ha ido dando de manera espontánea, porque yo mismo me he ido apropiando de los recursos que tengo en la guitarra para componer, entonces eso quiera uno o no, te lleva a hacer canciones con un sentido más identitario una de otra, vienen del mismo planeta; es un disco que habla de un Benjamín más grande, más maduro, mucho más íntimo; brotes como canción y como disco tiene como significado de buscar una voz propia, de buscar transparencia, de que las canciones sean brotes, que realmente sean canciones que nacieron de la necesidad de contar algo, o de agarrar la guitarra y crear música a modo de yo tener que botar algo terapéuticamente; un disco más maduro, más homogéneo, con un sonido más propio, o por lo menos busca serlo,

 

-Con respecto a la fotografía de portada de este álbum, entiendo que sales tu cuando pequeño, pero me hace mucho ruido la construcción que tiene, ósea, mis fotos cuando pequeño ni cerca están de esta, realmente una fotografía que te dice mucho, que narra mucho, como si nada estuviese al azar, hasta perturbante la encuentro jaja, ¿Es un fotomontaje?, ¿Eres tu el de la fotografía?,  ¿Porqué es la portada de tu disco?. 

 

  • La caratula no es un fotomontaje, es una foto real que me tomaron en Taxco, en un primer viaje que hice a México cuando chico con la familia; la foto llegó después del disco, como que ella pidió ponerse en la caratula a penas la vi (…) cómo bien decías, es una foto que cuenta muchas cosas en los detalles que tiene, cuenta muchas historias, como algo cinematográfica, como si no estuviera nada al azar precisamente, la mirada de la niña, la mirada que tengo yo sosteniendo el helado mirando a la cámara, la calacas atrás tocando guitarra, las máscaras en todos lados, el hecho de estar en México, todo guarda mucho significado por si mismo con cosas que yo siento propia del disco, y nos gusta también que la gente se intrigue y lea sus propias historias viendo la foto como si fuera un fotomontaje (…) Los elementos más importantes que yo veo en la foto y que me hicieron convencer de que fuera la caratula, son: primero, que estaba en México, porque el disco se empezó a gestar como idea en una gira que estuve con Javier Barría y Carolina Nissen en México, en donde con Javier empezamos a decidir las directrices sonoras del disco, las referencias musicales que a mí me inquietaban o que él me sugería a mi o viceversa, y ese fue un proceso muy rico, que benefició mucho a lo cuajado que se siente el disco en términos de producción musical, allí empezó la idea de llegar a Santiago a trabajar los arreglos y entrar al estudio a finales de año y que fue lo que hicimos (…) además de a verse gestado la idea del disco allá en México, es un país al cual yo le tengo mucho cariño, al que ido muchas veces, porque tengo familia que vive allá desde el exilio, tengo primas Mexicanas, a las que voy a ver, así que para mi es un país muy muy importante (…) me gusta como el hecho de yo salir como un niño, porque el disco tiene argumentos, la transparencia de una voz propia y siendo un niño, es cuando se tiene menos construcciones (…) me intriga las miradas de esas niñas, en términos de la curiosidad que a ella le genera este niño mirando a una cámara (…) las máscaras que cuelgan en toda la tienda (…) por ultimo,  las calacas, estos esqueletos que están sosteniendo una guitarra, como si fueran la respuesta a una pregunta, como si lo inevitable en mí fuera tomar la guitarra, cantar, hacer canciones, cómo morir con la guitarra puesta, esa idea me gustó mucho.

 

– En cuanto a la construcción de este álbum, ¿Que se narra? ¿son 11 canciones que hablan por si solas, o hay elementos que construyen algún concepto?, si es así, ¿Cuál es el concepto? y ¿cómo se asocia con el título del álbum?

La imagen puede contener: 1 persona, comiendo y niños

  • Es un disco que tiene canciones que nacen por si solas, que cuentan su propia historia, pero la canción brotes en particular es como un meta relato, no hablo de un tema puntual, no hay una trama específica y literal como a mí me gusta escribir canciones, es más metafórica, es algo que engloba bien el contexto en que nacen las otras canciones, que es la necesidad de encontrar un sonido propio más homogéneo, que hubiera una voz que sea identificable(…) que las canciones nacieran de hechos sinceros, y no del forcejeo de hacer canciones, que fuesen una necesidad por si misma, me gusta que sea un brote, y que no sea algo que ya está construido, si no que algo que rompa la tierra, que está ahí adportas de ser algo, que no sabemos que va a ser, y me refiero a mí La imagen puede contener: 1 persona, textomismo como persona, como artista, no sabemos en que va a terminar ese brote, si va a ser una fruta, una flor, si no va a llegar a nada, pero es el germen de algo. El amor es un tema que toco mucho en mi música, del que tal vez yo tengo la necesidad de hablar, no lo sé, no me gusta forzar las cosas: Por último, como anécdota, si bien las canciones nacen como hechos puntuales reales, la última canción la escribí para el disco, es una canción que va en función de cierre, y por eso se llama “florecen”, porque esto parte con brotes y termina con florecen, es una forma de englobar el proceso, y es una canción que habla de lo que quedó de mí  en este proceso, que no es conclusivo, pero si da cuenta de algo, es la reflexión que queda después de este auto aprendizaje, de este proceso que me generé haciendo estas canciones.

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Javier Castro. (Maipú, Stgo de Chile), Estudiante de Comunicación audiovisual, fundador de Vncl, Maipú en 100 palabras y festival Arte Poniente; productor desde el 2011 en diversas áreas, Patueli feria arte;
Agrupación de músicos de Maipú; Elmo.no; Cabrachica son algunas.
Periodista en formación, a veces fotógrafo, a veces gestor. amante de los libros informativos y periodísticos, de las series y de Cars.
Desde el 2017 dedica su vida a escribir, producir y “disparar”(Fotografiar) tanto en medios, corporativos y labores culturales.

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