With its first LP, Mexican duo, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete has captured this most compelling thing, and Captcha Records has been chosen to present it to you on vinyl. Art is subjective. In the end it's for you, dear listener to decide. Having recently relocated from Guadalajara to Mexico City,
Lorena Quintanilla (Lorelle) and Alberto González (The Obsolete) have titled their debut On Welfare. The album brings the listener on their migration. The opening track, Traveler, brilliantly sets the tone. However, should you see "The Obsolete Man" stumble and fall over himself through space and time repeatedly, doomed to echo his mistakes as though cast in some Sisyphean musical, would you lend him a hand? Perhaps you might take pause at the street corner and breathe: inhale, exhale: repeat, as "Waitin' for the Orange Sunshine" blooms, expanding, encompassing everything you relate to, having your brain pan seared by the itchy, repetitive jam "The Means of Production." Not to worry. Delicately plucked notes, like the petals of so many flowers, begin to shimmer radiantly, cymbals hearkening a light at the end of the tunnel; truly "These Days." Having traveled this far you will no doubt recognize "This Plain City," if only for the effigy that LMTO have created by setting it on fire merely to watch it burn. Take these remnants and do with them what you will. Like a hulking synesthetic lurching newly born unto this world, you will cobble together your own reality wherein the songs shall be part and parcel of a spectacular edifice containing a stark simplicity equal parts achingly beautiful and fantastically haunting mixed with a roaring psychedelic sound bound to bifurcate, yet in so doing, mend your soul.
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