“Desierto/Deseo” is a sound reflection on human desire and its endless and painful evolution
through history. It is a vain attempt to construct with sounds an epic of cause-effect relationships
between our ontological dissatisfaction, our desires and the emptiness that their achievement causes
For many of us desire is a problem, the desire for property, for position, for power, for comfort, for
immortality, for continuity, to be loved. The need to have something permanent, satisfying and
lasting: something that transcends time. Always substituting an object of desire for another that
seems more satisfying, nobler, more refined, pursuing and exchanging mechanical symbols that
constitute pure mirages in the desert of our frustrations.
This leads us to wonder if there are good wishes and bad wishes, wishes that "advance humanity"
and wishes that take us deep into the eternal wheel of the dual dream. A philosophical question,
which like all of this kind, can only lead us to another even bigger question, thus perpetuating the
Russian doll game of our mind.
released June 26, 2021
Written, mixed and produced by José Mª Pérez-Flor Mejías
Recorded at Intronauta home studio, Córdoba, Spain on March 2021.
Athene Noctu4: Electronics, Found Objects, Field Recordings, toy Trumpet, Kalimba, Stones,
Seashell, Land Snail Shells, Flute.
Mastering by Juan Carlos Blancas
Artwork by Alfredo Bravo
Credits: April 2021