Fratti (left) and Cervantes (right)

Mabe Fratti has shared a new single in collaboration with cellist Gibrana Cervantes.

Birthed from a small loop of harmonics, Aire was composed in 2016, in a friend’s apartment in Monterrey, México not long after Fratti had moved there from Guatemala. Fratti was trying to conjure up something new for her live set up and she conceived this track, which has continued to evolve ever since, becoming more aggressive and destructive. Although never being officially recorded until now, this is a track that Fratti has continued to play live for years.

Mabe Fratti is a cellist now based in Mexico City. After various low-profile live performances across Guatemala and Mexico, she signed to Hole Records for her debut album, Pies Sobre La Tierra, meaning “Feet on the Ground.” Available now, the eight-track long-player, only her second label outing, is a chillingly beautiful showcase in the delicate and deeply intimate soundscapes Fratti creates using only synthesiser, vocals, and her cello. You can read more about her story and her work in her XLR8R interview here.


01. Aire (ft. Gibrana Cervantes)

Aire is scheduled for June 10 digital release via Unheard of Hope. Meanwhile, you can stream it below.