6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2011
Back to the same sounds as his first two albums, Federico kills it on this record. More dubed out then his previous efforts and a bit more electronic. Perfect from beginning to end.
on September 10, 2013
BERLIN 13 sees Federico Aubele extending his reach even more internationally. Though "Berlin" still has Spanish lyrics and Argentinian guitar strumming layered over dub beats, you can hear something new brewing. Things come to a head with the gorgeous "Bohemian Rhapsody in Blue," which introduces some gypsy elements as well as a glitchy guitar into a melancholy atmosphere. Aubele also delves more into house rhythms: "In Your Name" has a solid 4/4 and a spacy, almost campy background, though Aubele's vocals keep things centered, while "Kreuzberg" wavers somewhere between the dancefloor and outer space. The slow "Lágrimas Viejas" is dreamy and ephemeral, while the reverb-laced "13" puts in a slightly harder thump. The more abstract "El Miedo" closes out the album on a solid note, making for a mysterious and thoroughly fascinating listen.
4 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2011
doesn't the guy get it? he sings awfully, terribly bad, false, it's ridiculous. i didn't buy anything more after panamericana. stick to the girls (or better male singers), and to the music (and let that evolve), what u do best, mr aubele. but please someone tell him he should stay away from the microphone. don't the guys from TC/ESL notice it?