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
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.