Maquiladora got together in 1995 to record songs, moods, ideas, with no thought of gigging or anything more than private circulation of tapes among friends. but. things change. all the time, they change. in 1998 we released our first record "The Lost Works of Eunice Phelps". a second, "white sands", was released in 2000, as was an e.p. of six songs from the album, remixed by makoto kawabata of acid mothers temple and released in japan. we did a four week european tour in support of the album and a session for vpro radio in amsterdam. and this now, our new one, "ritual of hearts". Recorded at St. Cecelia's, a former funeral chapel, a children's museum and the band's living room studio, the songs capture a sense of intimacy that fills wide open spaces.
"what we do, it's, you know, desert music. and that can encompass a lot of things: psychadelia, folk, rock, a sense of space, heat, disorientation, escape, release, sky, solitude, peace. the influence of whatever band is perhaps less important than the descent into anza-borego from the cuyamacas. or a day spent in yuma. going up the back road into julian. a shack out by cima with a world-band radio playing old 78s of ethnographic field recordings. is this helpful?"