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The Wind: Harum scarum (2011)

Harum-Scarum Cover Art

Desde los primeros acordes de Harum Scarum (2011) nos damos cuenta de que nos encontramos ante uno de esos discos “especiales”. Uno de esos rara avis que de vez en cuando alegran nuestros oídos para darnos satisfacciones musicales en forma de temas tremendamente trabajados, estructurados y arreglados (quizás demasiado). La influencia del período de finales de los sesenta es absolutamente claro y palpable. La huella sonora de The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Left Banke, Badfinger y de tantos otros es tan evidente que Harum Scarum resulta casi un disco de homenaje a aquellos años, aun sin serlo. Sus canciones son ejercicios del mejor Pop-Barroco adornadas con melodías impecables e instrumentaciones precisas y preciosistas. Su carácter de álbum doble le dota de una cierta presuntuosidad que tras varias escuchas queda diluida. Los californianos The Wind se han marcado un disco de debut con todo el riesgo de un disco de veintitrés cortes. Puedes descargarte el disco de forma legal y gratuita desde su Bandcamp.

The Wind – Harum Scarum (2011)

“It’s telling of a band’s ambition when their full-length is a double-album. The Wind’s Harum Scarum is just that. Except unlike the plethora of double-album misfires – a trend prevalent even among music veterans – Harum Scarum is an exceptionally crafted and well-paced epic that is bound to do more than generate buzz for the Long Beach-based quartet. This is the sort of album that launches an artist into cult status. Such massive followings are rarely possible after one album, but The Wind touch on forms of throwback pop and rock that very few artists the past decade have successfully conquered. Perhaps Dr. Dog at their brightest (We All Belong) came closest among the surveyors of ‘00s indie-rock, and even certain releases like David Vandervelde’s The Moonstation House Band and several from The Walkmen approached the realm of late ‘60s/early ‘70s songwriters in the idiosyncratic vein of Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, and Roger McGuinn. But as far as authentic re-interpretations of vintage sounds go, few releases the past few years come close to Harum Scarum…” (thewind.us)

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6 julio, 2011 Posted by | The Wind | Deja un comentario

   

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