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Nude Awakening

by Los Desnudos

Punk/Jazz eclectica with experimental improv origins and heavy grooves.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Giant Buttons
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2. Hot Water Pipes
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3. Fezz Puddles
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4. Somber Arrow, Where is the night?
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5. The Night wears a Sombero
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6. I'm here for the music
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7. Snapshot in Time
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8. You're fired
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9. Shin got fired
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10. U.S.A.
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11. Enlightening Valley
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12. Mountain Views
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13. Something is a foot
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Album Notes
The Universe gave birth to Earth. The Earth spawned California, and hence, Los Angeles. Los Desnudos emerged out of the dusty landscape of this so-called 'City of Angels'; rock bands, theater troupes, R&B groups, jazz casuals - they had done it all - to spearhead a movement of musical re-vitalization in the original city of the eternally jaded. Some call it “thrash jazz”, while others prefer the term “inexplicable madness”. Explaining their origins, guitarist Steve "Killer" Kowalski says, "We just got together and started playing everything we couldn't play at our other gigs."

Their debut album, “Nude Awakening,” was released in February of 2007, recorded over three weekends in a villa nestled against the mountains flanking the sprawling Palm Springs basin. It is a celebratory homage to the sly innocence of that desert paradise, as well as a diffused portrait of the increasingly elusive landscape leading back to the East Hollywood neighborhoods of Los Angeles that they call home. Whether it's the live improvisations of “Enlightening Valley” and “Mountain Views", the group choruses of “Giant Buttons” and “Something is a Foot”, the unabashed thrash of “Hot Water Pipes” and “Fezz Puddles”, or the warped a capella of “U.S.A.", it’s a new direction in finely-crafted, yet effectual and "distinctly Californian" sound-art sunshine.

It is a wholly unique sound, punctuated by the unpredictable, manic celebration of their live shows. Echoing the sentiments of other first-timers, the engineer at a recent gig greeted the band post-set by saying, "Man, I don't know what the fuck that was, but it kicked ass." Los Desnudos' drummer, De Longpre, sums up their sound best: "We're in flux, 72 times."


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Randy Buth, 9 senses Magazine

not a dull moment!!
Now that the existence of outerspace has finally been disproven by the creationists, one can still find solace in this album. 2028 was a dull year for music, but this record ruled the billboard charts for a solid 54,000,000,000 parminutia. When President Naguno chose it for her inauguration, pundits and their children clapped together for the first time. Thankfully Steve Jobs found the original cassette master, and translated the olfactory chip into this delicious collection of mp3s. Not to be missed!

Hansel Koch, Mar Vista Rock Press

An eclectic and psychedelic first effort from a band with big potential
I'm not sure where these fellows materialized from, but their sound is fresh and inspiring. This album (which I believe is their first and only, to date) is full of interesting quirks and surpising sharp turns. Though you can tell it was likely self-produced and doesn't have the gloss of a professional studio recording, it has energy, character, and nuance that is a rarity in new acts today. Part jazz, part psycheldelic freak-out, part sunshine pop - all with a tough attitude and wry spirit. It's as if King Crimson got their ass kicked in a Vegas fight with Ween, and Frank Zappa and Miles Davis are standing by as referees. I hope these guys intend to make more albums, because this is a fine start.