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Indie, Noise, Shoegaze… Music

Greater California: All the colours (2009), Subtitled Audio

Este All the colours es el tercer larga duración de esta banda californiana, cuyo sonido le debe bastante al de la costa oeste americana de los años ´60, especialmente a The Byrds, aunque también aparecen las huellas de Brian Wilson o de la Velvet Underground. Pero su manera de asimilarla ha sido de manera pausada y reflexiva, cercana al Lo-Fi. Algo así como un Sunshine-Pop cercano a la Psicodelia. En su sonido no falta ningún tipo de detalle sonoro hábilmente colocado (The foolish son, Five senses, All the colours, Them the downs, Charmer, Almost sunshine, The soft lights), sus mejores temas, con rasgos Psicodélicos y del Ragga-Rock en muchos de ellos. Otros temas son algo más difíciles de digerir, son algo más pausados, densos, cercanos incluso al Post-Rock (It´s great, The dissapearing, Pacific Ave. corridor). Recomendable.
“Hailing from the burghs of Long Beach, the band Greater California bring us a whole new distinct sound on their third album All the Colors. Produced with Ikey Owens (Mars Volta, Crystal Antlers) and includes an impressive list of guest musicians (most notably percussion genius Steven Hodges of Tom Waits and golden crooner Wayne Everett of The Lassie Foundation), All the Colors is a summertime landscape likened to the works of Brian Wilson, The Zombies, Harry Nilsson, The Velvet Underground and The Byrds, full of jangly 12-string guitars, rich vocal harmonies, a big bag of percussion, vibraphones and marimbas, a stray trumpet, and the ever inviting sounds of the hammond organ and wurlitzer electric piano” (MySpace).
“Big, bounding Wurlitzer chords and swirls of Mellotron, Hammond, and Chamberlin; languid verses balanced with jangling guitars, a sonic signature that demonstrate the band’s talent for songcraft.” (Pitchfork)
“Full of sweet melodies and whispy, moody soundscapes, sort of how a jazz ensemble would sound if they took a lot of drugs, that just-woke-up, lying-in-bed feeling… this year’s eerie soundtrack music for endless midnight drives to nowhere” (OC Weekly)


27 marzo, 2009 Posted by | Greater California, Música | Deja un comentario


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