Etxera is a producer based in Portland, OR who creates atmospheric electronic music.
Etxera, which means "home" in the Basque language, is a project with roots in Bilbao, Spain that combines elements of many electronic subgenres. Each release shares a focus on atmosphere, texture, and mood while exploring genres ranging frome ambient drone to industrial darkwave.
In 2019, Etxera arrived with a string self-released ambient singles composed of layered synths and field recordings. In February 2020, Weatnu Records released Implanted, a five-track EP with heavy darkwave, synthwave, and industrial influences. Etxera has also collaborated with Portland-based post-rock band Violetera to create ambient versions of the tracks from their album A Landmark, Not a Beacon, with the first three tracks being self released in March 2020.
Paradas, Etxera's first full-length album was released in April 2020 by Healing Sound Propagandist. The album is a collection of atmospheric synth-based ambient tracks that came together in the fall of 2019 during a trip across Spain. Paradas means “stops” in Spanish and each track features field recordings made in different stops throughout Madrid, Cantabria, and the Basque Country. The album was followed by a five-track EP titled Cinco Segundos from Silent Method Records, an experimental collection in which each track was composed by manipulating a single five-second sample.
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"This is the kind of ambient that I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of. Long pads swelling, weird little noises here and there, a soundscape that triggers my imagination just so much more than anything else. And the landscape really is quite deep here. I just love how the layers fulfil each other, and even though the background hum, voices and the metal noise really appears quite concrete, it’s just plain impossible to say what the source may be. Excellent." - Beat Radar
"Cinco Segundos was one of amazing virtuosity; sharply shaping and shifting delicate lifeforms breathing through composition. This EP was far more than anything I was expecting. Imagination races through lands I have never known, through senses I have never discovered. Spanning across his discography, Etxera creates well-honed releases, quickly becoming a mastermind of the genre. If you haven’t previously browsed his pieces, I highly recommend you start now with Cinco Segundos." - ANTI: Music Review
|Cinco Segundos||EP||Silent Method Records||April 20, 2020|
|Paradas||Album||Healing Sound Propagandist||April 3, 2020|
|A Landmark, Not a Beacon (Ambient Versions, Part One)||Single||Self-Released||March 20, 2020|
|Implanted||EP||Weatnu Records||February 21, 2020|
|Bastions||Single||Self-Released||January 17, 2020|
|Escalates / Succesion||Single||Self-Released||December 27, 2019|
|Veraniego||Single||Self-Released||November 22, 2019|
|Another One (Etxera Remix)||Single||Self-Released||November 8, 2019|
|How So||Single||Self-Released||October 18, 2019|
|Millas de Altura||Single||Self-Released||September 7, 2019|
|Past Inside the Present||Healing Sounds II: A compilation for those in need|
|Ambient Online||Ambient Online Themed Compilation 08: Air|
|Virtual Beach Club||Beach Club Select Vol. 1|
|Index of Refraction Records||GLIMMER IS DEAD|
|Girly Girl Musik||The X Lives of Paul|
|Seaside Tapes||The Lost Archive Vol. 3: Global Weather Syndicate|
|Vacuum Noise Records||Vv ｈｉｃｈ ｈａｕｓ|
|Sounds for the Soul Records||Sounds for the Soul: Noir Compilation|
|Sounds for the Soul Records||Sounds for the Soul: Vaporwave Compilation|
|Sounds for the Soul Records||Sounds for the Soul: Ambient Compilation 2|