Released after nearly two years of testing and rehearsal, Local Dentist Died involves the reaction of Gabriel Prada against the baroque style and excess of his previous recording Colorado Springs (2010). Focusing exclusively on the composition and leaving the interpretation in the hands of The Real Transported Band (a fifteen-piece orchestra formed by the composer for the recording of this work), Prada presents seven pieces that pretend to be a risky attempt to merge genres and styles as jazz, musique concrete, drone music, electronic music, orchestral ethnic, and other not previously explored as industrial music.
This is also a conceptual work, in which the thread is the scarce biographical data about the life of the local dentist C.E. Page, who has just died and whose obituary is published in the newspaper. The music lends support to major life events of the protagonist, whose existence is used as a symbol of the metamorphosis from the old established order in the nineteenth century to the present exacerbated capitalism.
With the self-imposed limitation of composing and conducting without overcoming the technical and expressive capacities that The Real Transported Band offers, Gabriel Prada is creatively evolve towards a more honest and realistic proposal, always trying to maximize the purity of expression.
This deluxe edition of Local Dentist Died includes a 16 page booklet with full color photographs and an extensive unpublished article, in which the history and the recording process of this music collection is discussed in depth.