Boomkat Product Review:
The UK home of shoegaze and krautrock related goodness presents a bittersweet turn by Mexico’s Lorelle Meets The Obsolete aimed directly at fans of Stereolab, Broadcast, Mazzy Star
“De Facto is the Mexican duo’s fifth album and was recorded at their home studio in Ensenada, Baja California, mixed by Cooper Crain (of Cave and Bitchin Bajas) and mastered by Mikey Young (of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Total Control). It will be available in the UK and Europe via Sonic Cathedral and everywhere else in the world through their new Registros El Derrumbe imprint.
It’s easily their best and most coherent album to date, and also the one that most fully explores the outer limits of their sound.
“There was a conscious desire to push further with what we were doing,” says The Obsolete, aka Alberto González. “One of our rules for this album was to go all in without middle grounds in terms of what we wanted the songs to be. We were committed to developing ideas that made our heads go ‘POW!’ from the beginning.”
The end result is somewhere between the brave experimentation of the new Low album, Double Negative, and Tender Buttons-era Broadcast put through a heavy psych filter. There are pure pop songs that come across like lost ’60s nuggets (‘Linéas En Hojas’), blistering white noise jams (‘Unificado’) and meditative incantations (‘La Maga’) – all of which will, indeed, make heads go ‘POW!’.”