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Released: 16.06.23







A sixth full length from psych specialists from Mexico Lorelle Meets The Obsolete sees them stripping down their production values and becoming less indulgent. The sound is four-piece instrumentation, no overdubs, just a bass heavy, driven, nihilistic space rock, recorded mostly live in the studio. There are several stand out tracks here: Arco and Dinamo both have that almost Kraut motorik, stoner feel but remain sufficiently post-punk to be fresh, and Golpe Blanco is an insanely disco-driven jazz techno no-wave delight that beavers away at a blistering pace.

Nothing lingers, it just gets on with it; no nonsense original tune-smithing from a band who know what they want. They’re coming to Newcastle in September, I’m gonna start queueing now.


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