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Mabe Fratti

Mabe Fratti
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Mabe Fratti is an experimental musician based in Mexico City. Born in Guatemala, she has been playing the cello since she was 8 years old and properly studied it in her native city. Going from live performances and presenting multidisciplinary collaborations with visual artists, and alike musicians, the name of Mabe Fratti has an outcome as a referent project between local radios, art institutions and a wide range of music venues in Mexico City.
Her first full-length LP 'Pies sobre la tierra' was mixed and mastered wholly by Fratti herself, has an almost palpable emotional charge; fusing ambient, electronic sounds with impressionable cello compositions. The 8-track album holds a deeply expressive charm to it. Any praise for the uniqueness of this album is thanks to Fratti’s courageous experimentation. The use of electronic synths to complement the sound of her natural voice alongside haunting cello pieces ignites a conscious allying of ambient and chamber musical styles. The experimentative nature of her music might alarm some on first impression, but as we tune in we are presently delighted by the depth of character and emotion that is conveyed within this masterful collection of tracks.The musician has described the sentiment behind the album title ‘Pies Sobre La Tierra’ as a reference to the ‘relative freedom and illusion’ of the "mental space". Growing up in Guatemala in the early 00’s against a backdrop of violent crime and homicide, this ‘relative freedom’ of the mental space seemed to prove for Fratti an escape she could rely on, away from the volatile political environment of which she was victim to in her adolescence. She attended a small music academy in Guatemala where she met her teacher Alfredo Mazariegos who acted as catalyst in the discovery of her personal voice, though she eventually left once the rigid style of the school’s teaching began to clash with her non-conformist ways. Fratti’s personal pursuit of self-realization came to a head after a lack of musical infrastructure in her home country encouraged a move to México City in 2016, a known hub for aspiring musicians and artists. Her unconventional methods of blending cello with electronics led to her being picked up by several experimental bands, with whom she toured in México, all the while improving and finessing her own personal sound through live-sets and Soundcloud releases. These days, after the successful release of her debut album, Mabe continues to entice local fans with her ethereal dream-pop in small venues around México City.

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