Electronic Bolero is how Muza describes this album. Following up on her Independent Music Award winning US debut album, “Cambio de Estacion,” Muza dug deep into her roots for the inspiration leading to Terciopelo. There she discovered the passionate Boleros and Bosa Novas that brought global popularity to Latin music in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s.
Terciopelo is dedicated to Consuelo Velásquez the Mexican composer of the major hits “Bésame Mucho” and “Amar y Vivar.” Muza's rendition of Besame Mucho won a second Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song. Her covers of other classics such as “Mañana de Carnaval” (“A Day in the Life of a Fool”) beautifully honor the originals with her unique and exciting contemporary electronic style. Additionally, Muza performs new and original songs of lost or unrequited love that flow seamlessly with the theme of the album.
The English translation for Terciopelo is Velvet, perfectly describing Muza’s buttery smooth vocals. The incredible musicianship, production and arrangements on this album appeal to adult audiences of all languages. Somewhat jazzy, somewhat pop but expressly romantic and sensuous this is simply a beautiful album you will play over and over again.
Muza is one of the leaders of the modern Chilean music renaissance exploding in the wake of the oppressive Pinochet regime. She grew up under his 17 year forced silence highly influenced by European electronica. Her first album, Dream Electronico, was brought to the attention of Petroglyph Records who then suggested directions for her second album Cambio de Estacion. With the highly successful production of that album, Petroglyph Records picked it up for release and signed Muza to record another album. Cambio de Estacion won the Independent Music Award for Dance/Electronica Album of the Year in 2006 and Terciopelo is now up for Latin Album of the Year. Possessing less electronic rock and more classical jazz style, Terciopelo reflects Muza's growing sophistication while still containing her youthful contemporary electric influences.