Niño de Elche
Niño de Elche is a cantaor, a singer of flamenco, but not as we know it. His references are not Camarón or Morente but contemporary deconstructionists like Blixa Bargeld, Diamanda Galas or Scott Walker. He is a multi-disciplinary artist who combines flamenco singing and toque with performance art, poetry, improvisation, minimalism, singer-songwriting, rock and electronics. His 2015 album, Voces del Extremo, is a compilation of texts by contemporary poets belonging to a new movement called Poesia de la Conciencia, set against brooding electronic soundscapes.
"Album of the Year ... Dark, provocative, absolutely from the now." – El País (Spain)