Hermanos Gutiérrez

Two brothers, two guitars, two identities – Alejandro and Estevan are the Hermanos Gutiérrez, an instrumental music band with an unmistakable sound that combines both Western and Latin American genres.

During the tour for their last album El Bueno Y El Malo, they experienced situations like this: It was a special night in a charged environment, in a desert town in New Mexico. "It was as if we were a medium," says Estevan. During their soulful performance, neither of them spoke or gesticulated to each other. Their music spoke for itself. At the same time, they create a connection to something intangible that transcends this life, this place and this planet and is transmitted to the audience through their playing. You could describe this connection as a kind of miracle that exists and functions beyond words, beyond reason. This special feeling is also described by the new album Sonido Cósmico (cosmic sound). Music that seems to be out of this world, profound and infinite. Without lyrics to guide the way, the instrumental music always invites the listener to imaginary actions.

Hermanos Gutiérrez's self-released early records evoke feelings of movement and travel; hope in desolate places; a beautiful melancholy in the face of existence. Desert scenes. Scorching hot highways. The sun slowly disappearing behind a mesa. "Sonido Cósmico should take you out of the desert, while we are not on earth, we have started to fly," explains Estevan. This album required a new level of self-confidence and ambition, which was solidified in the collaboration with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) on their first record El Bueno Y El Malo.

Hermanos Gutiérrez's early records evoke feelings of movement and travelling; hope in desolate places; a beautiful melancholy in the face of existence. Desert scenes. Scorching hot motorways. The sun slowly disappearing behind a mesa. "Sonido Cósmico, on the other hand, is meant to take you out of the desert, we are not on earth, we have started to fly," explains Estevan. The album demanded a new level of confidence and ambition, the seeds of which were planted on El Bueno Y El Malo, the first record they recorded with legendary producer and guitarist Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) at his label Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville. El Bueno Y El Malo was an experiment of sorts: what would happen if the brothers, who were used to working alone, brought a trusted professional into their world? As the millions of uses prove, it worked very well.

 

Tuesday, September 3
Doors: 7 pm / Start: 8 pm

Betonhalle
Tickets available from April 12