In the wide wide world of music, Spain’s small-by-comparison scene often tends to get swept under the metaphorical rug. Lucky, then, that Zarautz-based four-piece Delorean is working hard to keep their homeland on the map. With the band’s third and most promising disc, we get a mix of thumping techno beats, swirling electronic loops, and anthemic lyrics that fall somewhere between Ibiza nightclub chaos and recent Animal Collective offerings. Lacking much of an accent, bassist/vocalist Ekhi Lopetegi’s turns at the mike bear striking resemblance to The Ruby Suns’ Ryan McPhun, with tones that might just be considered whiny if they weren’t so well blanketed by Delorean’s massive instrumental sound. For Subiza, the band works extra hard at getting the percussion elements right, and they’re rewarded handsomely with a summer-tinged disc that mixes tribal drums (“Infinite Desert”), nifty electronic tricks (“Stay Close”), and enough man-made beats (“Grow”) to get any party started.
Monday, August 16, 2010
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