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alasvals


Country of origin:

Argentina and England

Type of music generally:

Ectronica

Status:

Most recent release, "Etereotango" (single, 2010); most recent full-length release, felicidad equidistante (2008)

See also:

alasvals' site

CD Baby's page for alasvals

alasvals' MySpace page

Comparisons:

Morcheeba, Björk

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Very nice electronic pop with cool vocals. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

transOceánica ep is their debut

Recordings:


transOceánica ep

Release info:

2005—self-released

Availability:

See alasvals' site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Silvia Demetilla—vocals, backing vocals
David Aguirre—programming, arrangement, acoustic guitar, keyboards

Guest artists:

Geo Carlucci—bass on 1 track
Sebastian Monk—piano on 1 track

Produced by:

Silvia Demetilla & David Aquirre

Comments:

This little ep is very short but also well-done. The electronic pop stylings are well-handled and the vocal is delightful. It recalls Morcheeba's chilled calm and maybe a bit of Björk's eccentricity in the vocal department. "Veo Veo" is supremely languid trip hop. "Abnormal Puzzle" is intriguingly odd, an avant pop experiment with a spoken word bit that fits and a nice backdrop. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

felicidad equidistante

Release info:

2008—self-released

Availability:

See alasvals' site (available very soon)

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Silvia Demetilla—vocals, backing vocals
David Aguirre—programming, guitar, keyboard, synth
Nando Gomez—congas, darbouka, bongos, djembe, paloSandra

Guest artists:

Conte—bass on Intra tv, ways to the road movie and AP
Kike Pedersen—Paraguayan harp on Intra and veo veo
Fouzy Abed—bass on de no respiratre
Geo Carlucci—bass on cisne mecanico
Sebastian Monk—piano on de no respiratre and piano dnr
Hugo Martinez—drums on pearls

Produced by:

Silvia Dementilla

Comments:

After releasing a promising ep Alasvals strike out with a full-length album of languid electronic bliss. Aguirre's inventive arrangements prevent them from falling into complacency and the warmth of Silvia Demetilla's voice is always there to elevate the songs. If Morcheeba has retained their early promise they might have made this album. "Veo Veo" was on the ep and is still a delightful, slow song. "Pearls" is dreamy and Demetilla's vocals are put to good use. "Ways to the road movie" buzzes with quiet dread and would make an ideal soundtrack song for a thriller. The experimental "Abnormal Puzzle" from the ep is a good track to revisit. This is a stunning and rewarding full-length debut. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Further info:

Email info @ alasvals.com


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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