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Un Ao de Libros Viejos y los Restos de Un Incendio[CD]
Pop with electronic background can be emotional, thatâ€™s big truth; but maybe it should be that way by law, because if we donâ€™t add any heart to the machines they wonâ€™t be able to touch our thrills, even if the song is absolutely great. Skimo add some heart. Thereâ€™s a huge buzz around this band, in Madrid (their HQ) itâ€™s said that theyâ€™re one of the best independent pop bands that have emerged from the capital in the last years. Remember their names: Mateo Campuzano (guitar), Pablo BurguÃ©s (voice), Alan Jones (bass guitar), Diego Blanco (drums), David (trumpet) and Roberto Vicente (visuals). The sequences are a teamâ€™s work. They have released 2 demos, â€œIdentikitâ€ and â€œCanciones Recortablesâ€, both with a great level and both found guilty of the rumours around Madrid. But their new songs, included in their debut LP go further, so much further. They scape from the Radioheadâ€™s long shadow and they get warm with other suns: the last years of Lali Puna, Broadcast, Jimmy Tamborello orbit (Dntel, The Postal Service, Figurineâ€¦) Thereâ€™s also a connection with combos like Animal Collective and Broken Social Scene, but without the hippy touch around. The experimental impulse pushes them but doesnâ€™t throw them away. The label that gets Skimo will be right, thatâ€™s why Rhonda Records canâ€™t be wrong. Two demos where the sound of The Postal Service and Hood were incited and that eventually became the talk of Madridâ€™s music press until they signed for Rhonda Records, subsidiary label of Houston Party Records, where they released â€œUn aÃ±o de libros viejosâ€, debut album with warm and human electronics mixed with sound experimentation. No wonder they are followers of Lali Puna, Broadcast, Broken Social Scene or Animal Collective.
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