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With half of Brooklyn now throwing shapes like Ibiza circa 1995, it's not surprising that the four men who make up Delorean have been readily embraced by the New York borough's blogger-friendly music scene. They've gained a slow-burning status over the past few years for churning out indie dance tunes with a decidedly Balearic sheen, and they have the added good fortune of actually hailing from Spain.
Subiza, the band's third studio LP, should leave their increasingly sterling reputation untouched among the growing hordes of tightly trousered glowstick wavers they count as their fans. Named after the Spanish town they record it in, it finds Delorean completing an evolutionary process that began with the release of their self-titled 2004 debut. Having begun life as a straightforward indie group, they slowly injected dance elements into the mix, with the pumping breakbeats and guitars of 2009's Ayrton Senna EP finally thrusting them into the international spotlight. Now, with Subiza, Delorean have fully adopted the synths and drum machines they once only used to augment their otherwise live band sound.
Sound like a familiar story? It is. Animal Collective pulled off a similar feat recently with their lauded Merriweather Post Pavillion. Subiza opener Stay Close even sounds like Animal Collective, if they toned down their experimental side and took a stab at crafting anthemic, mid-90s piano house. It's a trick they later repeat with the choirboy vocals and electric, tribal drumbeats showcased on Infinite Desert. Endless Sunset takes the basic template of New Order's All Day Long and slathers it in the hazy reverb favoured by Washed Out and Memory Tapes, two leading lights of the nostalgia loving glo-fi scene.
If you're starting to suspect that Subiza is less of a full-on dance album than some would like to argue, then you're right. Brush away Subiza's trance pianos and machine booms and you'll find the heart of an indie pop band beating away at its centre, one that pumps to a rhythm that should feel warmly familiar to fans of Cut Copy and Friendly Fires.
But for all the barbs that could arguably be lobbed at Delorean for wheeling out another variation of the near terminally exhausted formula, they sidestep any fatal criticisms by applying a hefty dose of summer exuberance to their White Isle pop that's near impossible to deny.
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Of course, perfection is hard to sustain over 9 tracks, and not every moment of Subiza hits the blissful heights of "Stay Close", but the album does manage to maintain its hazy, nostalgic feel throughout. Delorean are at their most successful when they provide doses of dance and pop in equal measure (though the outcome rarely sounds like either); "Simple Graces" somehow manages to sound like Michael Jackson dragged through an illegal rave on a beach at sunset AND sound great.
A distinctive aspect about the glo-fi/chillwave movement is the heavily reverberated vocals, which are executed well by singer Ekhi Lopetegi, but can often obscure each track's sentiment, as lyrics become increasingly difficult to discern. Subiza is most definitely a "mood" album, as you would have to listen very closely to understand what each song is about, but the mood is an enjoyable one, and I would highly recommend this album. (You knew that though. That's why I gave it 4 stars.)
ash floating somewhere high above our heads the idea that summer
might be just around the corner gained credence in some circles.
Delorean's new album 'Subiza', if given the opportunity, could well
become a part of the soundtrack to this year's warmer months.
Although there is not a great degree of sonic variation across its nine
tracks, this perky Spanish band manages to create and sustain a
benign dance-friendly groove from beginning to end. You could probably
play the whole thing at a beach party without anyone complaining.
Singer Ekhi Lopetegi has a perfectly pleasant voice which negotiates
the simple lyrics and melodies with unaffected ease. His efforts are
draped in scintillating washes of ethereal sound and purposeful but
undemanding rhythms. The complete absence of frenzy eventually
lulls us into a trance-like state of soporific and unthinking well-being.
The perky beats, shuffling synths and hauntingly detached
secondary vocals of opening track 'Stay Close' gets the project off
to a fine start. Mr Lopetegi's keening vocal performance hovers
dreamily above it all without casting even the smallest shadow
on the shimmering landscape below.
'Real Love' is a somewhat more substantial composition with a
considerably greater degree of light and shade than the band
demonstrates elsewhere on the album. The surreal vocal
treatments weave in and out of the strong rhythmic arrangement
creating an subtle quasi-oriental ambience.
The sparkling pulse of 'Come Wander' delivers a clear invitation
to step onto the dance floor and gyrate with mindless abandon!Read more ›
I have Just gotten back from an epic work trip to Falkirk - 400 miles near enough each way; I bought Subiza whilst I was in Scotland and listened to it on repeat for the 7 hours of the journey home Subiza is high energy with some excellent piano moments and really lifted my mood on the way home; its nearer to Zero 7 than Air with more lyrics and more energy but it has more of the musical depth you find in air - maybe royksopp with lyrics ? It works best as a single piece as the songs blend into each other nicely. Made a long journey enjoyable; and one that will be on my iphone for a while yet.
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I normally don't like every single song on an album but i have with this one. Definitely a purchase worth my money.