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Discography

  • Uno punto infinito - (1998)
  • Lleva el brillo del sol - (2002)

 

 

Members featured in the album

  • Uno punto infinito - (1998)

 

ALEJANDRO KORDON - Keyboards and transversal flute

MARIANO SANCHEZ - Electric bass

NORBERTO BARCALA - Drums & percussion

 

Members featured in the album

  • Lleva el brillo del sol - (2002)

 

ALEJANDRO KORDON - Keyboards and transversal flute

MARIANO SANCHEZ - Electric bass

NORBERTO BARCALA - Drums and percussion

MARIA MACAYA - Vocals

 

 

Biography

Supernova was born in 1991. After many failed attempts, Norberto Barcala (drums and percussion), student form the Municipal conservatory, ran an ad in the conservatory’s roster looking for musicians to make a new group with. The ad was answered by Alejandro Kordon (keyboards and flute), graduated from the conservatory in the composition career. Together there was chemistry, to a certain extent, that when it came to name the group both thought of the same name: Supernova.

From then on they looked for musicians to end the line-up. Eduardo Penney (guitars), Barcala’s classmate at the conservatory and Mariano Sánchez (bass) joined in.. With that line-up Supernova generated their own repertoire and with another version of a classic (Carmina Burana) they played for the first time on 27 de September 27 1991 in the San Martín Theater, and in many other in Buenos Aires (Parque Chacabuco Theatre, auditorium of the Association of State workers, many pubs, etc).

The relationship with Eduardo Penney started to crack in 1994, so Penney left the group. After some months of impasse, Supernova gathered again without Penney. From then o, everything changed except the musical ideas. Supernova became a technologic group, incorporating all the necessary equipment to obtain the best sound. They discussed the functionality of the instruments due to their lack of one instrument (the guitar) based on the advantages the technology gave them.

It took Supernova more than two years to get to know the new equipment deeply. After that, they demonstrated the results in some concerts in 1997, and then they recorded their first CD, they built their own recording studio for such purpose. In May 1998 their first CD came out, Uno punto infinito.

In June 1998 María Macaya (voice) joined the group with whom Supernova started to prepare a different repertoire to take advantage of María’s voice. It took a year and a half. However, the fact of having a leading voice in the group (something looked after but not easy to find) changed the sound of the group radically. For that purpose, Supernova changed part of their equipment, and incorporated others, which took a whole year. With a new sound (of a higher quality) Supernova started recording their second CD. They are still working on it. The record will be ready for June 2001..

Supernova is one of the best Argentine groups devoted to the progressive music begun by the super groups of the ’70s. However, Supernova doesn’t resemble them very much (Mellotron, Moog, long tracks, etc) but prefers a more concrete music, with clear melodies, firm bases and different rhythm in each track. This strange mixture is consequence of the present musical line-up that Alejandro Kordon and Norberto Bacala posses. With the CD launched in 1998 Uno punto Infinito and the second on its way, Supernova is working to go beyond the musical limits of expression.

 

 

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