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Bozmo: Leather umbrella (Peaking Pear Records, Cassette, 2014)

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Leather Umbrella (2014) es el segundo trabajo de Bo Moore (BOZMO), un curioso personaje de la escena de San Francisco que ha aparecido previamente ya en TJB
Sus influencias son clásicas, y podemos rastrearlas en gentes como TheVelvet Underground, Lilys, Olivia Tremor Control, Zappa, Pink Floyd, Pavement… Es decir nos encontramos con algo así como una reinterpretación del Freak-Folk bajo una óptica Psicodélica. Lo que sí que es cierto es que en sus canciones puedes encontrar mucha diversión, buenas melodías, apuntes interesantes de temas que quizás podrían encontrar un acomodo más importante si no estuvieran grabadas en un Tascam o en unos pequeños estudios.

Pero, a fuerza de ser sinceros, lo que más me atrae de su música es precisamente ese espíritu Do it Yourself, esa manera mágica que tienen personajes con talento de manufacturar temas que entran en tu subconsciente relajada y cómodamente…


Bozmo image“While bands with a “retro” sound have been a dime a dozen in the past few years, Bozmo can certainly be added to the list of those who have done it right (Tame Impala, Dr. Dog, etc.), with Bo Moore providing his unique spin on the bluesy, raw sounds of classic rock staples like The Velvet Underground, The Band, and countless other inspirations, without trying too hard.
At least Bozmo doesn’t seem like it’s trying too hard. The outfit’s new album, “Leather Umbrella,” recasts sounds of the ’60s for fans of modern, textured psychedelic acts and collects eleven tracks that breeze by with an understated swagger. Moore exemplifies this rebellious confidence, commanding each track with his warbling, quietly soulful vocals.
Bozmo, who self-produced a string of adventurous tracks while still residing here in Boston, parted ways for the West Coast – more specifically Berkley, CA – and now has crafted a thrill ride of a second album that digs into the past, finding the timeless tunes and sounds, reshaping them, updating them, and blending them together to make something new.
This second album is a retro-styled psychedelic rock record that Bozmo set to tape in a small, practice space turned recording spot (equipped with a single tape machine). “Leather Umbrella” finds Moore tweaking Bozmo’s familiar lo-fi, weirdo garage sound, made popular on “Hosanna In The Highest,” and embracing his love for pop, the past, and old-fashioned recording techniques, to make a fuller and warmer sound that ultimately climaxes with shaggy swirls” (BDC Wire)

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2 julio, 2014 Posted by | Bozmo | Deja un comentario

Bozmo: Leather Umbrella (Single, 2014)

Y para cerrar este día de sencillos, esta genialidad de Bozmo, un artista del que no conocemos mucho, aunque sí aquel genial Be a tree, uno de los mejores singles de 2013:

A medio camino entre la Psicodelia y el Pop más abigarrado (Captain Beefheart, Zappa, Lilys…), Leather Umbrella es un precioso corte que avanza “the forthcoming album “Leather Umbrella”, available in early May from Peaking Pear Records. Free download, just enter “0” in the box. That’s the album artwork over there, too!”
Seguro que será un gran disco, a tenor de lo que hemos ido conociendo de su música.

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4 mayo, 2014 Posted by | Bozmo | Deja un comentario

Bozmo: B a tree (Ep, 2013)

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Yeahhhhhh!!!!! Algo así es lo que se me viene a la cabeza cuando escucho un temazo como B a Tree, perpetrado por Bo Moore, verdadero nombre que se oculta tras Bozmo, el proyecto Power-Pop con el que registra sus canciones.
Su sonido es auténticamente cautivador y embriagador. Aunque hablamos de tan sólo un Ep de dos canciones y un álbum de debut (Hosanna in the Highest, 2011), su música tiene rasgos del mejor Power-Pop de los setenta mezclados con elementos del Indie noventero de las College Radios. Personalmente, me recuerdan (supongo que será por algo en especial) a un grupo de los noventa llamado Baby Lemonade (sí, como la canción de Barrett).
A disfrutar de su música. Es gratis (FREEEEEEEEEEEEE)

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“Bozmo (otherwise known as Bo Moore) has been sending us over his gritty, ecstatic pop songs for a good chunk of time now. The thing about that is no matter how much time goes by (or how much changes) between each new recording, Moore always seems to retain the same bubbly pop charm we’ve come to expect. His latest efforts on B a Tree are far from an exception. The song is driven by big, crusty guitar hooks that blow the song open at the seams from the get-go, making way for mangled guitar screeching and Moore’s bold, blown-out howl. “Lakehouse” is a bit lighter in comparison, with sunny vibes that are backed by the brightness of the guitars, creating a shimmer throughout the track that again shows Moore’s ability to write songs like these. Hear them both right below, right now!” (Styrofoam Drone)

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15 agosto, 2013 Posted by | Bozmo | Deja un comentario

   

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