Ahleuchatistas is guitarist Shane Perlowin and drummer Ryan Oslance on a musical odyssey of pure imagination, combining tight-knit composition with improvisation, and delivering powerful live shows.
The project was initially founded in 2002 and has evolved organically in its near-decade long history. The sound has shifted as the times have been a-changing and musical influences have become more vast and conceptions have become more holistic and participating members have come and gone. At any given moment, the music reflects the specific talents and ideas of its participants and their relationship to the creative sonic continuum...
About the name, two words were once married to give an identity and conceptual continuity to a musical enterprise without limits.
Ah-leu-cha & Zapatistas. The first is the title of a Charlie Parker song, the second that of a revolutionary movement which began in Chiapas, Mexico in 1994. Musical revolution and social revolution combined into a single coinage.
Movement and the constant outstripping of itself are what unifies all the sounds under this single name.