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Take Two

by Pablo

Prescription: Pablo / Directions: Take Two. Includes "Welcome To San Pedro" and "El Cuervo."
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Soto Street Taxi
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2. Attack of the Mushroom People
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3. Alien Interlude
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4. The Formula
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5. Welcome to San Pedro
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6. The Drum
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7. Lena Lâo-vyu (Long Täîm)
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8. El Cuervo
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9. Nepotism & Payola Blues
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10. If You Would
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11. Stream Entry
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12. Lost in Surf
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13. Love in the Time of Eleveneight
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14. Welcome to San Pedro Reprise
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15. Given Up On You
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16. Salvia Finalia
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
REVIEWS:
Pablo "Take Two"
(Selfish Recordings)
One of the most interesting CDs to cross across my desk in the last little while is a true stoner classic. This is the type of CD that you don’t expect too much from at first, but as you listen to it you start to get engulfed by its various trips and beats. It’s impossible to label the sound of Take Two, as underground L.A. artist Pablo changes gears and genres track after exciting track. Given a chance each song seems to work well on their own, but by the CDs end you will have captured a full psychedelic experience.
- Mojo Len (SKUNK MAGAZINE: April 2009 / Vol. 5, Issue 1)

HERENCIA LATINA.COM REVIEW (Reseñas nuevos CD mes de mayo 2009)
Coordina: Eric González
Pablo – "Take Two" (Selfish Records)
Paul Thomas – Pablo -- es uno de los músicos más creativos que he conocido. Su nombre debe ser familiar para muchos de ustedes, pues en ocasión he reseñado compactos del dinámico grupo californiano Spellbound, el cual Paul lidera junto a Bobby Moon, su gran amigo. Pero Paul no se puede estar quieto, y siempre tiene que estar creando, y su más reciente trabajo lo trae nuevamente como solista. El resultado: “Pablo – Take Two”, un álbum fascinante y ecléctico que revela la mente de este talentoso músico. Aunque la producción de “Pablo – Take Two” es una labor conjunta entre Paul y Bobby, todos los instrumentos estuvieron a cargo de Paul Thomas, con excepción de un tema, donde Bryan Marye tocó la batería. Para disfrutar de este CD, hay que tener una mente sumamente abierta, debido a que Pablo usa cuanto ritmo tiene a su alcance, incluyendo los efectos especiales y sonidos electrónicos. Dicho esto, diría que me gustaron “Soto Street Taxi”, número sicodélico que nos da la impresión de estar en una jungla”;”The Drum”, interpretado por Danielle DeCosmo, que suena como un tema de Los Beatles; y “Lena Lâo-Vyu”, con un piano bien apasionado, provisto de un sabor sensual que me recordó a “Nights in White Satin”, de the Moody Blues, y que luego cambia a un vibrante boogaloo. También me gustaron “El Cuervo”, donde Pablo nos brinda un delicioso solo de piano; “Nepotism & payola Blues”, un blues sicodélico, con un fuerte y sarcástico mensaje contra la payola; y “If You would”, cantada por Bobby Moon, y dotado de un sabor del rock de finales de los 60, principio de los 70s; y “Lost in Surf”, que me trajo a la memoria la música de las películas de vaqueros italianas (spaghetti westerns). Es de verdad un placer apoyar el trabajo de Pablo y el de Spellbound. Como mencioné anteriormente, Paul Thomas es un genio musical, de esos que llevan la música al próximo nivel. “Pablo – Take Two” dice eso y mucho más. - (EEG)

PRESS/BIO:
Tripsville, California, USA 2009
“I cannot be responsible for the consequences of people listening to this music straight,”advises Pablo, regarding the release of his mind-bending new album, Take Two. Pablo is really the alter-ego project of Paul Thomas, Spellbound’s composer/instrumentalist/producer. With the addition of a few talented friends on some pieces, Thomas handles all of the instruments himself. Five years after his self-titled debut, Pablo has returned with 16 tracks of “sugar-coated insanity” for the public’s listening pleasure. Though fans of Spellbound’s funky tropical grooves will find some familiar ground here, for the most part, Pablo’s “Take Two” is a sharp detour from his band’s material. Much of the album is instrumental, with smatterings of vocals from Thomas and guests Bobby Moon (Spellbound) and Danielle DeCosmo of Florida psych-rockers The Day. “My aim was simply to create a psychedelic masterpiece,” states Thomas. “I’ve paid my dues and also realized I’ve ‘experimented’ as much as any of those guys that have achieved legendary status for their indulgences. Take Two is my Madcap Laughs, my Oar (Thomas is referring to the lysergic solo albums by Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett and Moby Grape’s Skip Spence, respectively). Asked if he’s concerned that the substance intake might have similar detrimental effects on his psyche as they did with the aforementioned artists, he insists, “ No I’m able to hanvwysuxjhdplnxxxnd jskiopernvc dkl jkjk lkjdf eioumzzmmrfffzzzzzzzzzzzz.” Certainly, Take Two is a more ambitious and sprawling work than Pablo’s eponymous debut CD that appeared in 2003. There are snippets of sonic weirdness (Alien Interlude) mixed in with fairly standard song formats (If You Would), making for a psychedelic pastiche of sorts. Take Two is a fairly singular experience, yet close inspection reveals similarities with the work of Todd Rundgren, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and Brian Eno. Composing all of the music, with the sole exception of The Drum ( by ‘70s cult band Slapp Happy), Thomas practically lived in the studio for the months of recording the album. Learning how to run the new ProTools recording equipment along the way was a challenge: “Having to engineer and perform most of it by myself took some getting used to, but also provided some interesting moments and allowed me to capture those fleeting inspirations when they arrived.” So Pablo’s Take Two is finally here, five years in the making, at the cost of untold numbers of brain cells, for the public to scrutinize and/or party with. ‘Thanks a lot everyone...see you next millenium!"


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thewallster

A Psychedelic Salvia Experience You won't forget
I bought this album recently, being a collector of the weird and psychedelic, and after several spins in various states, I must say: I Love This Album!! Mind blowing.....seriously...yowza...