Jarineo, the upcoming sophomore album of Juracán, is set for its CD, cassette, and digital release on July 31 via Anima Recordings. Stream En Casa from the record here.
“‘En Casa’ is one of those songs that wants to exist,” he explains. “It persistently came up as I played my acoustic guitar at home, and as I dedicated time to it, it became obvious I’d bring it to the studio. Even as I’m now older and away from home, this song continuously pulls me back to a familiar and comfortable place.”
Jarineo represents the adjustment, change, awareness, and growth that Pierre has experienced over the years as an individual, as a musician, and as a newcomer in Portland. There is no singular style that exclusively defines the music of this album: Pierre steered his ship into a staggering array of genres and lyrical topics and alluringly alchemized them into a light and airy experience.
Each song brings a frisson of surprise through its ambient passages; soothing piano textures; endearing indie-folk rhythms, or sporadic, mesmerizing, post-rock moods.
Juracán is the musical brainchild of Pierre Carbuccia, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Raised on bolero and merengue music as well as post-rock and math rock, he has an extremely unique palette that has shaped the way he creates and expresses himself through his own brand of ambient experimentalism.
Pierre currently lives in Portland, Oregon, and he is associated with other Portland-based musical endeavors, the most notable among them the blackened sludge metal group Flood Peak, where he takes care of the bass duties.
With Juracán, Pierre released a full-length album, Niño, in 2018 and a handful of singles and EPs. Portland-based Mexican filmmaker and artist Rubén García Marrufo collaborated with Juracán for a performance called “Nacer” which was supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Pierre appeared at various gigs and venues in Oregon over the years. The most notable performance took place at Ambient Nights in 2019, organized by the NW Post Rock Collective.