THE SILENT SEASON [CD|LP|DIGITAL]
After the release of last autumn's 6 track "Ko Yo" 12'' on Denovali, Paco Sala return with a fifth full length album, their first since 2015.
The Silent Season is the net result of a full tibiofemoral dislocation, a lot of surgery, a lot of really heavy drugs, a seemingly open-ended period of housebound isolation & a subsequent hazy regression to roots and influences. The Silent Season is a fever-dream, embodying the period of physical stasis & marking a shift from the outsider pop structures of previous releases. Here instead the duo employ delirious, morphing synth structures intertwined with semi-lucid samples and haunting vocals. All tracks were recorded in improvised sessions over the course of January 2016, before being shared for finishing touches in Berlin. Tracks are presented inclusive of the players' errors, recording mistakes & creative decisions made without reference to consequence.
"fragmented, distorted pop music, and its melted concoction of influences – from 80s no-wave to contemporary R&B – is transformed into an inebriated haze of synthesizer and vocals"
"While without doubt deeply rooted in drone and forward-thinking experimental, kosmische-informed synth music, what we have before us as a result are some of the most beautiful and honest pop music we've come across this year."
- No Fear Of Pop
"thoroughly serious and unique, and more than coherent enough to stand up without tacked-on signifiers"
- Resident Advisor