Iñigo Montoya – E.S.

Like so many cartridges dropping to the floor after being fired from a smoking gun and with arresting sampled vocals taken from the chanting feminist collective LAS TESIS in Chile and their now renowned “Un Violador En Tu Camino”. French 4-piece band Iñigo Montoya bravely take no detours and have now come up with a rather clinical yet ever so effective piece of club music to shed light on this courageous movement.

As the four-piece band declared, they’re not trying to steal the limelight but instead shine it towards the demonstration and show of force these women are putting forward. And in a further sign of support to their cause, Iñigo Montoya and their label Echo-Orange have pledged to donate all proceeds of the track to the Maison des Femmes de Saint-Denis in the suburbs of Paris with a similar modus-operandi and ethos fighting against inequality and discrimination on the daily.

As the track goes. Well, it’s anthemic in its proportions, full-on and very brutal, sometimes even clinical. However, it needs to be impactful or else the whole message gets lost in the pounding beat and constant mesmerizing melodies driving the instrumental. Vocals layered atop ring through and reverb like a nightmare in a very compelling and effective way. Somehow injecting humanity into the process with powerful chants against patriarchy and the desperate state of woman’s rights in our society. The track closes with the wise, chosen words of Madame Simone De Beauvoir:

One is not born a Woman, one becomes a Woman. It is not a natural phenomenon. It is the result of a background, a story. There is no biological or psychological destiny which defines “a Woman”. It is a life story who makes her. First the History of our civilization which leads to her current status, and on the other hand it is the history of each Woman, her childhood history which defines her as a “Woman”. Creating in her something that is not at all a natural data point. It could be called “the eternal feminine” or “feminity”. The little “feminine” baby is made to become a Woman. And before the little baby is conscious, we etch in his body, this thing that will appear to be his destiny“.

El patriarcado es un juez, que nos juzga por nacer
y nuestro castigo es la violencia que no ves.
El patriarcado es un juez, que nos juzga por nacer
y nuestro castigo es la violencia que ya ves.

Es femicidio
Impunidad para mi asesino
Es la desaparición
Es la violación

Y la culpa no era mía, ni dónde estaba, ni cómo vestía
Y la culpa no era mía, ni dónde estaba, ni cómo vestía
Y la culpa no era mía, ni dónde estaba, ni cómo vestía
Y la culpa no era mía, ni dónde estaba , ni cómo vestía

El violador eras tú
El violador eres tú

Son los pacos
Los jueces
El estado
El presidente

El estado opresor es un macho violador
El estado opresor es un macho violador

El violador eras tú
El violador eres tú

Duerme tranquila niña inocente,
sin preocuparte del bandolero,
que por tus sueños dulce y sonriente
vela tu amante carabinero.1

El violador eres tú
El violador eres tú
El violador eres tú
El violador eres tú

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Last modified: May 24, 2020

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