Review: Spanish outfit Pajaro Sunrise resurfaces after The Collapse of 2016 with nine fresh tracks that once more draw upon Latin-tinged styles of synth pop, acoustic folk and indie-electronica. A romantic album for sure, its numbers like "Now Everything Makes Sense" and "Home" are the most affecting, the latter especially, with a dancefloor hit for the indie club to be found in "Leave The Rubbish Out". With other acoustic and pop numbers plotted elsewhere, the album comes together like a jam session between Phil Collins, Matias Aguayo and The Juan Maclean with cameos from Roy Orbison and Jose Gonzalez. Andale.
Review: Chip Wickham, who usually goes by the first name of Roger, returns to Madrid's excellent Lovemonk label with a mini LP to inaugurare the start of summer, which means a start to some pretty killer shades of balearica! In fairness, however, this album and the man's sound are much more in line with the jazzy end of the spectrum, breaking beats and forming new, forward-thinking arrangements. For instance, the opening "Shamal Wind" is a wonderful excursion into dreamier realms of the flute, while "Snake Eyes" picks up the tempo and makes way for an album thy can be plaid on your headphones, out on the car speakers, and most certainly in the dance! A wonderfully composed piece of music from a rising talent of true broken beat.