The brilliant opening track relentlessly kicks off this album, and the pace (and quality) simply never slackens from that point. Their hallmark style of fuzzed drone, psych and deep grooves is masterful and totally engrossing.
Favorite track: Tales From A High Line.
2011 unleashed a hidden gem in the form of Lorelle Meets the Obsolete's On Welfare. Maybe its that people couldn't wrap their heads around the name but the record went sadly unsung into the ether, though it spent a lot of time on the RSTB speakers that year. Hopefully Guadalajara's finest don't suffer the same fates and fools on their follow-up, Corruptible Faces. Still brewing a hot pot of shoegaze and Krautrock bubbled through a psych filter, the band knows how to ride the edge of groove and gently cut back to spacey atmospherics to superb effect. The record explodes their sound in all directions; its spacier, poppier, heavier, headier and far more expansive. Though no matter how close they fly to a pop sun, the band still know how to bring down the veil of ethereal psych like a welcome shroud and for that, we love them. Shimmering vocals bump piano plunks, bass grooves throb and wobble into organ swells and just when it seems like your headphones might not be able to contain the cacophony, it cools out into a welcomed smolder. - Andy French
Captcha Records, the label that's brought great works from Epsilons, Ga'an, Thee Oh Sees, and Ty Segall, has stumbled on Guadalajara's dirty little secret in the form of Lorelle Meets the Obsolete.
The Mexican duo sear their way through a heady mix of shoegaze and psychedelia that wobbles when you think it's going to run straight into the foam and scorches just when you're least expecting it to catch fire. The band has a way of wrapping the two genres (and the edges of quite a few more) around their guitar strings and pulling them tight into knots, only to have those same knots disappear in a puff of black smoke. Their On Welfare album is a perfect soundtrack to humid rains, streaked with heat and swelled with the promise of relief. -Andy French, Raven Sings the Blues
released February 26, 2013
Lorelle: Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass & electric organ.
The Obsolete: Drums & percussion, electric bass, casiotone, electric organ, synthesizer, electric piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar & vocals.
Special guest: Alejandro Elizondo: Drums on 1, 2 & 7.
Recorded & mixed by The Obsolete at home July 2011 – February 2012.
Mastered by Cooper Crain.
Design & layout by Benjamin Funke.
All words & music by Lorena Quintanilla & Alberto González.
(P&C) 2013 - Captcha Records - www.hbsp-2x.com