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«test tube proudly presents Bacanal Intruder, real name Luis Solís García-Pumarino, who is another Spanish folktronica discoverer, together with Aitänna77. Both of them mix analog and acoustic instruments with computer generated glitch layers and beats. Bacanal Intruder has some twists of his own, though. He uses some toy instruments, like a baby piano and a plastic duck, plays doublebass, and sings. Yeah, he sings a bit. He's also keen for short songs, with the longest one going at three and a half minutes. They're short, but consistent. Let's go over them, one by one:
''D' Song' is a cute little glitch-folk tune, with an acoustic guitar riding by its side. It catches perfectly those summer vacations that seem almost lost in time.
Harmonica is strong within this one;
On 'Paper Bach', we get to hear Luis singing a bit, but hiding its voice behind glass music, more guitar and melodica. And those crunchy beats give a little edge on the experimental side;
'Melancoholic' sounds like a follow up to the previous song, starting with melodica cut-and-paste experimentation, toy sounds, and giving room to the Bacanal Intruder's trademark glitch beats and bleeps, which appear in the middle of the track. Ends up deconstructing random guitar chords;
'One month as a mini-weekend of sand and seahorses' (nice title) captures that 'summer at the beach' feel I was talking about before, being driven by a toy piano in an ambient mood. This could be a perfect intro for a Yo La Tengo song;
'Oh! My beautiful friends of mine' has to be the most weird song here. First, it breathes joyand pleasure in every detail, like cow 'moos', bird 'chirps', bathroom baby ducks or water glass 'clings'... then it gets a little dramatic and experimental near the end, slowing down as if it is a baby toy unwinding;
This EP ends with 'In loving memory to a grandma', which seems like a love song. This is the most beautiful and down to earth song of the lot. Very simple in melody, but very intense.
'Herramientas Para Abrir Un Libro' - 'Tools To Open a Book' - is a 16 minute long happy/sad journey through electronic folk that makes a really enjoyable listen. I couldn't recommend it more. Use it wisely to mend broken hearts.»
- Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • 'D' Song .................................................................................... pt us
[2'54'' • 3,99Mb • 192Kbps]
02 • Paper Bach .............................................................................. pt us
[3'24'' • 4,68Mb • 192Kbps]
03 • Melancoholic ........................................................................... pt us
[3'19''' • 4,56Mb • 192kbps]
04 • One month as a mini-weekend of sand and seahorses ............ pt us
[2'09''' • 2,96Mb • 192Kbps]
05 • Oh! My beautiful friends of mine ........................................... pt us
  [3'21''' • 4,10Mb • 192Kbps]    
06 • In loving memory to a grandma ............................................. pt us
  [3'21''' • 2,83Mb • 192Kbps]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 1,99Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 24,2Mb]  

Reviews:

«Fine glitch/melodic compositions.
I really enjoy this release, it's stuff I can listen with my little sister, with my parents, and a good introduction to new ways of composition. Sweet and positive.»
- Yanko [archive.org] / August 31, 2006

«If you're like me, stumbling across a beautiful & quirky netlabel release is like getting a nifty little early Christmas present. (Of course, if you're like me, you're also digging frantically at the side of your face with a shrimp fork, trying desperately to get the voices out once and for all, but there's nothing I can do about that.) So imagine my delight when I stumbled across Bacanal Intruder - I mentioned the part about "beautiful & quirky" already, so let me just tag on the obligatory comparison to The Books (this is softer and less intense than The Books) and be done with it. (...)»
- Scotto / July 01, 2005

«Very nice folktronica album (i wonder is it a legal genre now :) ) from Spain, short songs based on guitars and other accoustic instruments and some electronic beats. This is a delicate recording, i am pretty sure you will be satisfied with this rather short (16 minutes) ride, and come back to it for more.»
- Mersenne_Twister / May 22, 2005

«Je me souviens, c'était il n'y a pas très longtemps, je me disais que le projet publié par Test Tube qui me plaisait le plus était celui d'Aitänna77 ('|012), premier représentant sur ce label d'une folk électronique. Et bien, Bacanal Intruder est de la même veine, issu d'un moule hispanique similaire, avec tout le plaisir que cela peut me procurer. Six pièces ciselées avec toute l'insouciance et cette forme unique de nostalgie qui ne sied qu'au folk. Sauf que là, c'est encore plus profond. On imagine très bien une mini-fanfare post-moderne de Chicago rencontrer un Pascal Comelade qui reprend goût aux jouets qu'il affectionnait tant à ses débuts. Bacanal Intruder respire cette bonne humeur teintée de fraîcheur, cette musique de chambre qu'on rêverait de croiser à chaque coin de rue, en lieu et place de la gouaille néo-réaliste ou des violons qui pleurent d'ennui.»
- LaFresto / May 10, 2005

«Pouco mais de um quarto de hora bem medido é quanto dura em tempo real 'Herramientas Para Abrir Un Libro', recente realização de Bacanal Intruder, músico espanhol que toca babypiano, melódica, harmónica, guitarra, contrabaixo, copos de cristal... e computador (glitch e beats de muito bom gosto). Nova edição da excelente netlabel lusa test tube, que não pára de nos surepreender pela positiva.
Música que se ouve de frente para trás e de trás para a frente, reversível como as memórias que acumulamos no tempo que nos cabe. Assim se condensa num pedaço de tempo o tanto que Bacanal Intruder armazena nas estruturas que compõem esta bela e estranha caixinha de música. Adequado contraponto electro à folk acústica que perece estar em franca expansão no mundo da música pop. Há um fio ténue de latinidade que atravessa os temas de 'Herramientas Para Abrir Un Libro' e lhes dá um travo especial. Sopram brizas cálidas de quadrante Sul em noites de Verão.»
- Eduardo Chagas / May 09, 2005

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