Señor Loop | MCMLXXXII

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MCMLXXXII

by Señor Loop

A subtle blend of dark latin flavor, dense lyricism and and tempered rock and roll intensity. MCMLXXXII is epic and almost timeless. In an era brimming with fleeting microwave pop-rock, Señor Loop remains a steady and unhurried musical force.
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1. 1982
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2. Reflexion
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3. Insensato
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4. Ice Melting
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5. Donde Quieras
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6. Malhumox
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7. Llega
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8. Dile
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9. Kan Air
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10. Bocas Town
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11. Balsa
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12. Onda y Particula
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Para entender de que hablamos cuando hablamos de Señor Loop es necesario primero entregarnos al vaiven, al espasmo cardíaco del mar, al ciclo musical de las mareas que con ese ir y venir tan urgente, termina por absorberlo todo. Es una energía natural y extraordinaria que los Loops aprendieron a moldear con calma y sin miedo. Como quién amasa pan, como si fuera arcilla en sus manos, los Loops logran parir gemas acuáticas que son canciones y también son otra cosa: olas invisibles que te van a arrastrar con la fuerza lenta e implacable de un maremoto aural.

Lo mejor que se puede decir de todo músico se puede decir de los Loops: tienen un sonido indiscutiblemente suyo. Lo saben los que escucharon Madretambor y no pudieron dejar de bailar con ese ritmo lento y bamboleante que se reconoce hasta en un rock furioso. Es épico y casi de otro tiempo: en la era de la velocidad, los Loops cocinan a fuego lento. Encontraron una línea y no hay discográfica ni “Star System” que los mueva de ese camino que recorren, a veces, de forma suicida.

Luego de la explosión comercial y mediática que fue Madretambor en el 2004, todos esperaban enseguidita el nuevo disco, el sucesor, el que saciaría el hambre de tanto fanático nuevo. Hubiese sido dinero fácil. Sin embargo, han pasado cuatro años sin que se supiera nada de ellos, fuera de algunos conciertos en Panamá y en Costa Rica o de las explosivas apariciones de Jonathan Harker, el responsable visual de la mística Loop, en la Bienal de Venecia o de San Pablo.

La espera valió la pena. MCMLXXXII (1982, en números romanos) es un disco que se abre de a poco y que no se agota en un par de días. Cómo si cada play lograra quitarle una piel ya seca para ofrecernos cada vez un disco nuevo. El crecimiento en la narrativa Loop también es sorprendente. Si Madretambor miraba el mundo desde la barra de un bar en la playa, MCMLXXXII lo hace desde la cima pelada de un monte atacado por vientos huracanados. Se ve mejor desde allí.

En fin, que Señor Loop evitó girar hacia lo obvio, eludió con elegancia tanto elogio repentino y se mantuvo en su búsqueda, persiguiendo ciegamente los tesoros que las mareas dejan tras su paso. Esta gente no trabaja para el mundo del entretenimiento, trabaja para la historia. Y lo autofinancian. Sólo así puede lograrse lo que acaban de lograr: MCMLXXXII, un disco del que puede decirse, sin mentir, sin exagerar, sin querer venderles nada, que es una obra arte. Es vital que lo escuches porque esta gente esta poniéndolo todo en estas canciones. Al menos fue vital para mi.

Guido Bilbao, 2008


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eagleheart

lo maximo
excelente album. las canciones todas bajo el mismo tema principal de "sacate el deo" con un sonido a otro nivel. una de las mejores bandas de panama si no es que es la mejor.

Joshua Normandin

AMAZING ALBUM!! BUY IT NOW!!
This album has to be one of the greatest albums out right now. This band is solid with thier sound and very comfortable with the style they have created. You should buy this album right now.

a. hernandez

los loop son los loop!
desde la sequia!! wegalaaa!!
siempre lo necesario pa\' estar feliz frente al mar.
increible madretambor!!, y este suena buenisimo, suena a que se estan dando duro por la materiagris pa sacar algo nuevo, buenisimo, caracteristico de los loop, innova

estos manes se estan filtrando hacia su propio estilo/sonido, ciego el que no vea, sordo el que no escuche, los loop son lo mejor, que la gente deje el comercio y escuchen gente que mete alma en lo que hacen, la buena musica no engañaaaa!!
vengan a costa rica!!

a. hernandez @ satinplasticblue
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Jose Eduardo Rodriguez

Excelente disco!!
A pesar de haberlos escuchado en vivo sólo dos veces en el Papaya Fest de hace varios años, sigo pensando que es uno de los mejores grupos. Sigo esperando que vuelvan a Costa Rica.

Jean Beauchamp

Breathing Can Air
‘Madretambor’ was a look into the future. A trip that took you a place where you felt safe, away from the world. But what happens then? The trip ends and we must go back to what we thought we knew, but everything is different. In order to achieve that future, you must not forget your past. Senor Loop takes us along this re-awakening with ‘1982’.

While not as experimental as their sophomore album, Senor Loop has managed to bring the anger that was brought up after Madretambor's introspection of one's mortality in a way that forces us to stop tripping and start breathing. The title '1982' is based upon the year in Panama's history where the president resigned in order to make way for a General's leadership. The title track talks about the constant 'loop' in the unstable Panamanian government with: "What's been gone hasn't been forgotten under my coat, the badge on my shoulder. No stepping back." They tell us to "find balance" before starting the next track. While the first two tracks open the album in a cold way, it seems to be a test to see if people are actually listening until arriving to ‘Insensato’, their tribute to Panama's folk music. This song would easily please people in the clubs, as well as the people playing dominoes at the market. Things slow down with "Ice Melting", a track that seems God would have listened to while creating the Arctic, as well as that seductive woman that walks in slow motion.

After the first half of the album is through, we are re-introduced to the band we all know. Mr. Constant, Mr. Always-the-same, comes back to haunt us in the track ‘Malhumox’. It's the kind of song that would always be playing whenever I was having a bad trip, surrounded by people. Senor Loop reminds us that if we survive, it’s because of our own will, and when the bad trip is done, you realize you’ve become a fugitive to yourself. “You will be absorbed” and once again, the trip begins to force you to look inside yourself. It was about damn time.

“My wounds are healing, all at the same time, at the perfect rhythm” in the song ‘Llega’ takes us to the jungle, a place that was meant to be our natural habitat before society began to civilize. We then arrive to ‘Dile’. A song that would easily serve as the closing credits to a Scorsese film in which the main character is given the advice to “Tell your past that I’m laughing at it, and I’m not afraid.” This brilliant piece ends in a high note with “Now it’s time to live.” and we arrive to what I believe is the turning point of the album: ‘Kan Air’.

I don’t believe my words can do this song justice, so you’d have to check it out for yourself. In it, we realize how suffocated we are in our own lives that it feels like we’re in a can, breathing it’s recycled air. It’s the kind of slap in the face we all need once in a while to remember that even though some feel immortal and some feel conflicted, you’ll eventually run out of air. When the song is over you feel stuck and free at the same time. You are not alone, and there’s hope, but where do you go? ‘Bocas Town’. A track that takes us to the small beach town in Panama’s islands in order to get away. However, many of our treasured places aren’t so secret anymore due to growing tourism. “The place where I hid from the world, now the world has come looking. But they won’t get me.”

Senor Loop once again tries to get away, the only way available: drifting at sea on a ‘Balsa’. A song that gives you three minutes to take advantage of the calm in order to figure out your life and breathe before the waves take shape once again. “Don’t try to hide, or make excuses, or run without the sea.”

We take a breath as we see the waves coming to take us back to shore. The storm of our past, our troubles, our doubts, our fears, they are all coming back to test us out. It’s the ‘Onda y Particula’ of our existence. The duality of living in your mind and living in your environment. One can go deep inside and trip out, but remember to come back and try out what you’ve learned. It’s the only way to make sure you’re still not breathing can air.