I started compiling ideas for these songs in the wake of the recording sessions for 2019’s RedPinkPurpleBlue. For those who like labels and pigeon-holes, the songs are a similar eclectic mix of Power-pop, new-wave, jangle, indie pop, glam and post-punk. They sound punchier and more ‘powerful’ however, largely due to the contributions from my old-friend from way back, Jon Klein, who kindly offered to record guitars on most (nearly all) of the tracks.
I recorded the basic demos (acoustic and electric guitars, voices, bass and harmonica) at home in Madrid and sent them over to Jon in London. Drums and bass were recorded in Madrid by Miquel Ferrer and Pedro Ubeda, respectively. Jas Alvarez mixed and produced all of the tracks and added keys and synths and some backing vocals. Juan Abarca , plays solos on two tracks, Homage to Popatunia and Magic Mess. Cover art is by Esther Paredes.
This a really nice collection of songs. They hold together very well as an album. I enjoyed writing and recording them immensely and it was very satisfying to see how they changed and evolved throughout the production process. I can’t say which are my personal favourites as that is a bit like saying which of your children you love the most. This is not a transitional album or ‘something on the way to recording something else’. As with RedPinkPurpleBlue, this record is where I want to be in my songwriting and I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all of these friends and contributors who helped me make it.