Sunday, August 31, 2008
Leonel Garcia - Wooden Flower, Water And Air (2007 Puerto Rico, re-recorded version)
I downloaded this record some time ago from ChrisGoesRock, but somehow had forgotten how good it is.
Then LEONEL GARCIA suprised me with a brillant song, called "Neurogenesis (First Thoughts)", for the second HOMEMADE-LOFI-PSYCH SAMPLER HLFP 02 "EMBRYO THOUGHTS", and it was then that I realized I surely had to check out more of his stuff...
LEONEL GARCIA from Puerto Rico is yet another one of those guys who writes and records alone at home in on his own equipment in true homemade-lofi spirit. He usually plays every instrument and publishes web-only-release albums year after year. And pretty good stuff is among it, mostly in neo-psychedelic style, but he surely isn't confined to only one musical direction.
It's hard to pick out single songs from that album here to discuss them, because they all are very good. Anyway, my favourite tracks are: "Fuzzy Toys of Old", "Pipe Riders" and "Madcap", but the complete album is well worth a listen – and a very good example for contemporary neo-psychedelic music, that does not try to simply copy old psychedelic sounds, but succeeds in creating something uniquely new.
This here is the re-recorded version. The original version will be available for download here in the near future or go and check it (and more of Leonel's albums) out at his own blog.
LEONEL GARCIA - Wooden Flower, Water And Air (2007 re-recorded version)
(mp3-zip, 10 tracks, 40 min, 58,1 MB, artwork incl.)