Blacanova

 

Tuesday 30th September 2014
blacanova

Blacanova born in late 2005 and its current lineup include Manuel Begines, Pepe Fernandez, Cristian Bohorquez, Ines Olalla, Armando Jimenez and Paco Arenas. His career began with the EPs “Monja” (2007), “Perro” (2008) and “Madre” (2009), achieving immediate attention from critics. Dark, dense, hypnotic or noisy are the adjectives most used to review these early works, with influences from early The Cure, Sr. Chinarro or 90s shoegaze like Ride, Slowdive or My Bloody Valentine. In 2010 the band released its first album with Foehn Records, eponymously entitled “Blacanova”. Described as one of the most original and interesting in the national indie scene, the LP is considered one of the best albums of the year. The pillars of the band sound are two. Lyrics that deal with the bleak, macabre, and at the same time show the hilarious deformation of day-to-day life. And a musical discourse grounded in vocal play, layers of reverb, distortion and intricate rhythmic patterns that fluctuate between slow melodic developments and powerful bursts of intensity. The band has also released songs with other international labels such as Series Two Records or Slanty Shanty, and has appeared on various compilations published by media as RockdeLux , Go Mag. Their latest efforts to date, “¿Cómo Ve el Mundo un Caballo?“, released in 2012, was mastered by Kenny MacLeod (Mogwai, Chemical Underground), with latest single “El Abrigo”, 

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