Rough Trade Album of the Month - January 2019
Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete release their new album De Facto. Available on Limited Red Vinyl.
Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete release their new album De Facto. The album, their fifth, was recorded at their home studio in Ensenada, Baja California, mixed by Cooper Crain (of Cave and Bitchin Bajas) and mastered by Mikey Young (of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Total Control). It’s easily their best and most coherent album to date, and also the one that fully explores the outer limits of their sound. “There was a conscious desire to push further with what we were doing,” says The Obsolete, aka Alberto González. “One of our rules for this album was to go all in without middle grounds in terms of what we wanted the songs to be. We were committed to developing ideas that made our heads go ‘POW!’ from the beginning.” The end result is somewhere between the brave experimentation of the new Low album, Double Negative, and Tender Buttons-era Broadcast put through a heavy psych filter. There are pure pop songs that come across like lost ’60s nuggets (Linéas En Hojas), blistering white noise jams (Unificado) and meditative incantations (La Maga) – all of which will, indeed, make heads go ‘POW!’.
LP - Limited Red Vinyl with Download.
CD - Housed in Miniature Replica Sleeve.