Born in the Andes, Quixosis grew up in the villages and mountains around Quito, but has spent some time living in California, most recently in Oakland. After learning viola at a young age, he graduated to guitars and keyboards, and staked out a home for himself in the world of analog-electronic music. “I try to capture sensations and knit them together and let them shred,” says Quixosis, real name Daniel Lofredo Rota. “Raw creativity is what I’m interested in. The musical process is always in movement and recordings are like pictures of that process.” Many of Quixosis’ projects are made using only analog machines and magnetic tapes, with tracks that mix a variety of modern rhythms with sounds from the Andes. Call it Andean retro-futurism, call it synth-folk, whatever—just listen to it.