The man behind Grenouille, Javier Afonso is a creative force of gigantic proportions. I don’t say that lightly.He was the one that brought to reality the ‘Arando’ video for my King L Man project, which he did on a zero budget, but with 1,000,000€ worth of dedication and commitment. Music, photography, imagery, poetry, video, nothing seems to be beyond his grasp. The music is heart-felt and passionate, intriguing and moving.  It’s gotta be with a band consisting of Laura Escuela playing piano & celesta, Mónica Viñoly on violin and vocals, Juan Luis Pérez delicately touching the drums supporting the accordian, musical saw, guitar and voice of Javi.  Synchronized video images ranging from 1920’s era cartoons to the surreal and contemporary add layers of depth.  Their penultimate song at Keroxen last Thursday managed to stay on coarse despite rousing applause from the audience half way through the number.  It was a sight to behold.

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Photos: David Perreko