Argentina's Jardines De Bruselas: For All The Lovers Of Melancholy

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Ezequiel de la Parra

Ezequiel de la Parra

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The other day, while wrapping up a picnic with friends, we came to the conclusion that Sunday at dusk is by far the most melancholy time of the week. Especially if you had a great weekend, there's a delightfully exhausting residue of adrenaline and joy, mixed with the sadness of knowing that without fail, tomorrow will be Monday morning.

The new album Floating In Dreams by Argentine band Los Jardines de Bruselas feels like a sweetly sad Sunday evening. Clearly influenced by the Pixies, it's ethereal and joyful yet melancholy and introspective. "Prisoner Of The Past" is an exhilarating ride through a thick forest of airy vocals and digital chirps.

Lead vocalist Ezequiel de la Parra recorded the entire album on his own computer, and made his echoing voice sound like a breeze. "Diamonds", the opening song, is my favorite:

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Jardines De Bruselas: Para Los Amantes De La Melancolía

El Domingo pasado, terminando un picnic con amigos, llegamos a la conclusión de que el domingo al atardecer es el momento más melancólico de la semana. Sobre todo si tuviste un buen fin de semana, te queda como un residuo deliciosamente agotador de adrenalina y alegría, que se mezcla con la tristeza de saber que mañana sin falta será lunes.

El nuevo disco Floating in Dreams, de la banda argentina Los Jardines de Bruselas tiene ese sabor a dulce y triste tardecita de domingo. Se nota que el grupo ha sido influenciado por the Pixies: la música de Floating In Dreams es etérea y alegre pero a la vez melancólica e introspectiva. "Prisoner Of The Past" es un paseo estimulante por vocalizaciones suaves y timbres digitales.

El cantante Ezequiel de la Parra grabó el disco entero en su computadora;y su voz resonante se oye como una brisa. "Diamonds", la primera canción del disco, y mi preferida:

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