8/10 Mike Staff review, 12 May 2011
A peculiar and very limited LP of experimental pop on Mexican Summer. Judging by the cover and title alone I was expecting a bunch of solo bedroom meditations, but this is very much an experimental modern take on 70s soul. The influences do range further than that, and this guy clearly knows his stuff, but at its heart this record seems to be an attempt to recreate the soul and r'n'b sounds of the seventies through a modern lo-fi filter. Some of the songs are quite upbeat, but the majority are a little bit drifty and sad, in an Ariel Pinky kind of way, and he occasionally resorts to heavily processing his vocals, which I'm not entirely convinced by but that's really just a matter of aesthetic preference. There's a song on the second side that sounds like something off Berlin by Lou Reed. This whole thing seems like a right old labour of love.
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