"alasVALS (Buenos Aires-London) is a transoceanic band (Argentina- United Kingdom) with an ambient flavour; a warm sound that penetrates a lonely space slowly transforming it into a inhabitable, hopeful place, just like a lost Latin American trying to find themselves in the squalid streets of London.
Distance, or estrangement, then, has a curious effect: a kind of returning to one’s roots but from a whole different perspective, adapted to an ever surprising reality, full of unexpected novelties. The traveller is able to grasp whatever gushes up from deep within at the same time as incorporating every detail from the surface into his own inner universe. He becomes a strange being. A mixture of the previous person he was originally with another, immersed in a bizarre place that little by little becomes a familiar one he may call his own.
That’s what alasVALS is about: evoking uninhabitable landscapes suddenly bringing them close up, a kind of gentle uprooting that says goodbye to sadness".
Bernardo Gamboa for Cantartica