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Black Cloud / Can You Hear Me?

by Furguson

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Someone said that freedom was being able to be where nobody expects you to be. Consequently, freedom could be getting rid of preconceived ideas too. When those ideas clash with reality they often turn into lies and, probably, frustration.

Furguson’s songs had always started with a guitar melody, an ever growing riff that the band sheltered and wrapped. The productive process of the Gurb based band has always been unhurried and I am convinced that the reason for that was never neither a lack of creativity nor a lack of interest. Now, they have changed their path, the idea and the process.

In these two new cuts the band have put the songs at the forefront and that has freed them from the limits they had enforced on themselves: the guitar is no longer the ruler, and neither is the stage presentation. I picture them in front of a screen, building the song and taking it apart again, and saying: "We’ll see how we play that afterwards". I guess the new path they have chosen are actually many paths with no boundaries. Paths that are often as cryptic as their lyrics are but that, eventually, help them in their growth.

In every learning process, repetition is a key element and that is reflected in the structures of the songs, in the loops they use and in the lines sung by Edu Vila. Because, you see, one of the aspects they have carried on developing are those Arthur Russell-like vocal melodies that make you want to sing along every single line. Just like it was a ritual, with the bass drum on a quarter beat, these two new songs will drag you to the dance floor and will help you get rid of old stereotypes: free, real, spiritual.


released June 24, 2016

Recorded on the 16th, 17th and 18th of December, 2015
Recorded, mixed and produced by Sergio Pérez
Mastered by Yves Roussel

Aleix Vila: Synths, samplers
Eduard Vila: Guitars, voices, synths and samplers.
Jordi Erra: Drums
Joan Garolera: Bass


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