Boomkat Product Review:
Serene expressions of balearic warmth and Portuguese romance from Pedro Magina, a skilled musical storyteller adept at murmuring melody, lilting rhythm and charming turns of phrase
"Part of a long steady lineage of Portuguese romantics, Pedro Magina breaks a five-year hiatus after releases on Not Not Fun and Mental Groove. When we first heard these songs, we were mesmerized by their mellowness. Inspired by many changes in his life over the last few years, “Olímpia” is a straight to the heart record, mixing lounge atmospheres, Balearic heat and the blissful “I don’t give a shit feeling” about what’s happening out there. This is not a 2020 record. This is a forever record.
We’re talking about a man from the North. He is busy enjoying life and making sure others do the same. Using synthesizers (Korg R3 and UNO synth), bass guitar, guitar and samples, Pedro created a meticulously crafted set of songs. From upbeat to chill in no-time, “Olímpia” reflects the years he’s been living in Barcelona: plenty of sun, joy and some of that eternal Portuguese romantic bliss infiltrating the beats. This is a love album. To you all."