Thursday, November 10, 2011
Amor de Dias
These guys are so unique. I love their latest endeavor...STREET OF THE LOVE OF DAYS!
Amor de Días (Spanish for “love of days”) is the name of the until-now secret new group of Alasdair MacLean of the Clientele and Lupe Núñez-Fernández of Pipas. Finding common ground as painters as well as musicians, and having regularly appeared onstage together in London (often with Lupe reading the text of the Clientele’s “Losing Haringey” in addition to playing with Pipas), they decided to collaborate on a project of their own.
“I like the sweetness but also the strings lend a darker edge”
These songs took shape as each of the writers helped the other to finish lines, suggested lyrical images, or wrote harmonies or arrangements to complete each other’s ideas. Shared inspirations (“Surrealist poetry, myths, London, books of days, forests, landscape, lullabies”) give the album a consistent feel, as do the dual Spanish guitars that form the core of the sound along with Howard Monk’s polyrhythmic drums and Danny Manners’ bass.
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