Mitu is the electronic music duo of Julian Salazar, ex-guitarist of Bogota's psychedelic cumbia band Bomba Estereo, and Franklin Tejedor, a master percussionist of Palenque's great rhythmic traditions. Following the release of their most recent Siempre EP (2015) and their two previous LPs, the hit record Balnear (2014) and debut Potro (2012), the Colombian jungle techno duo are gearing up for the release of their new album, Cosmus. In a break with the group's tendency to record albums in relatively short time frames, the album was recorded over a longer period, giving greater importance to the sound recording of ideas at the time of their conception and less importance to post-production.
This time around, MITU took the time to let the record mature in the studio and get the ideas to come together, making an album in which the sound is far removed from that of their previous records, almost totally electronic and minimizing the acoustic parts, conceived with the intention of being performed live in its entirety.
Cosmus can be summed up as MITU's purest album so far. Julian Salazar and Franklin Tejedor have come up with an aesthetically original sound, the product of years of work in the studio and on stage, presenting a selection of songs that trace with clearer, bolder lines the sound evolution of one of the most intense bands on the Latin American electronica scene.
Cosmus frames the duo's vision perfectly, creating a clearer, deeper soundscape, allowing listeners to enter their musical universe from which the cosmology of their sound is defined.