MUERTE feedback looper
In 2007 I fell in love with a group called A Place To Bury Strangers. From the first note their sound drove me crazy. Soon after, I found out that Oliver, the singer, made his own pedals at a Brooklyn location called Death by Audio. I immediately bought one of the few pedals they made back then. I was living in Barcelona so the pedal arrived months later. When it arrived I took note of the sender’s address.
The following year, my band, Malacara, took a trip to New York. One morning my dear friend Xavi and I ventured through the streets of Brooklyn with a piece of paper that had the address from the pedal package, nothing more. We discovered the place, and we spent the rest of the day inside with the whole band. A charming Oliver showed us how they made their pedals, he even lent me one of his guitars so that I could try them out.
They were surprised that two guys from Spain traveled to Brooklyn with the sole intention of meeting them. At that time there was no GPS, social networks or the like. But we did it.
I met one of the people who, without a doubt, has influenced me the most in my way of making pedals and playing. For me, A Place to Bury Strangers, Death By Audio, and Oliver are my references to follow.
MUERTE is my tribute to that first pedal I bought in 2007, the Total Sonic Anihiltion, a simply great feedback circuit, coupled with my distortion Ass.
With a pedal like this, no two sounds are the same, and I love that. Everything is totally unpredictable depending on which pedal you connect to the loop.
Oliver, I am truly grateful for you.