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Gente Joven / Glub Glub Glub
Album:Glub Glub Glub Collection:General
Artist:Gente Joven Added:02/2018
Label:Acuarela Discos 

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Add Date:2018-03-19 Pull Date:2018-05-21 
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Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 01 Jan 19:Telepathic Juan
Magnetized Toner: Eclectic Mix 2019 Vol. 1
4.Wed, 18 Apr 18:Super Chuck
The Fuzz Deli
2.Wed, 23 May 18:Telepathic Juan
Magnetized Stoner
5.Thu, 12 Apr 18:Jon Cousins
Totally A
3.Tue, 15 May 18:Jon Cousins
Largely A
6.Wed, 11 Apr 18:Super Chuck
The Fuzz Deli

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2018-03-21 
Glub Glub Glub is the second album by León, Spain’s Gente Joven and another delightful collection of recordings following the trajectory of its predecessor, the 2015 LP Casa De Socorro. Lo-fi sonic qualities, the emblematic effects of dream-pop, and melancholic whispers and voices are now surrounded by weird electronic beats and distortions here and there. One of the most interesting bands these days. Warmly recommended.

RIYL: Sr. Chinarro, Young Marble Giants, Holy Motors, Mint Field and Beach House.

FCC CLEAN!
Recommended Tracks: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12

1. (1:09) Glub – Ambient synths with odd sounds. Instrumental I.
2. (2:17) *** Memorias de mis patos tristes – Medium tempo recording mixing vintage Spanish Tuna © melodies with whispery vocals and synth sounds. One of my favorite tracks.
3. (2:46) * Fotogramas – Medium tempo recording. Pleasant instrumentation and artificial effects complemented by acoustic guitar elements and calm vocals.
4. (1:54) *** A flote – Recording more in the tradition of Spanish 20th century popular music. Brief exquisite piece.
5. (0:59) Glub Glub – Ambient synth driven piece part II. Aquatic sounds.
6. (2:37) *** Todos los peces olvidan lo mismo – Drum machine beat, old singing European styles, peculiar structure, calm vocals. Daydreaming sequence.
7. (2:34) * Actores de cine mudo – Underground pop a la early Cherry Red Records. Spanish melancholy and vintage machines.
8. (2:26) *** Gigantes y gigantillos – Another fine example of underground pop here. Medium-up tempo. Male/female vocals. The most energetic track on the album. Recommended.9. (1:06) Glub Glub Glub – Third ambient synth driven recording. More abstract.
10. (3:16) El guardían – Medium tempo track with trip-hop beats and 1990’s electronic music effects. Pleasant vocals.
11. (3:07) * Pamplinas – Electronic sounds, old European singing styles, tasteful guitar work, melancholic vocals.
12. (2:51) ** La arruga es bella – Medium tempo recording. Melancholic, calm and with pleasant sounds. Perfect ending.

© A tuna is a group of university students in traditional university dress who play traditional instruments and sing serenades. The tradition originated in Spain and Portugal in the 13th century. Source: Wikipedia.

Track Listing
1.Glub 7.Actores De Cine Mudo
2.Memorias De Mis Patos Tristes 8.Gigantes Y Gigantillos
3.Fotogramas 9.Glub Glub Glub
4.A Flote 10.El Guardían
5.Glub Glub 11.Pamplinas
6.Todos Los Peces Olvidan Lo Mismo 12.La Arruga Es Bella