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Subiza
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2010
Delorean make the kind of music that longs to be played on a warm summer's evening, possibly around a campfire, probably in a gorgeous beach setting.

Subiza is a perfect cinematic dance pop, pure pleasure for you ears.

Opener Stay Close, slowly building tension and a smattering of those odd yelps and vocal tics that peppered the album. It's less of a struggle to enjoy the songs they create and, as Stay Close slides effortlessly along to its joyful conclusion, you're lost in a swathe of keyboards and vocal swirls.

Much of Subiza (named after the island it was recorded on) follows a similar template of chopped up vocal riffs, glistening keyboards and summery melodies. Aware of their strengths, the band never overload the songs with unnecessary instrumentation. The six-minute Real Love is a simple rave-esque piano part, a bouncing beat and layers of vocal interplay that mould themselves around the musical backbone.

Grow introduces a distant guitar, whilst Simple Graces opens with a recurring old-skool hip-hop loop which, relatively speaking, is a bit of a shock. That the song slowly unfolds into another deliriously sunny confection is no great surprise, but it's these touches that stop the album from being too polite.

They may have been doing this for over a decade - this is their fourth album - but the timing of Delorean's rise to prominence is perfect. With alternative dance building up a head of steam thanks to its more famous exponents, there's now a place at the table for a band like Delorean to reap the rewards. Thankfully, with Subiza, they've got the songs to help the process along. All they need now is the perfect summer and they'll be inescapable.

DELOREAN is a Barcelona based band that evidently intrigued some friends with - TRUE PANTHER SOUNDS - stateside enough to arrange a fitting treatment for their LP Subiza. Delorean's latest is a collection of supremely happy music, easily danceable, melodious overlaid.
For the average American patron of True Panther, it'll be a great introduction to a new band that emerges well within the lines of their truly astounding aesthetic as a label.

Deliciously from Barcelona - Spain, to fill your entire mind and your soul of beautiful sounds, to leave an amazing impression through time and will mark an important moment in the music, an impressive work, perfectly constructed, GREAT RECORD!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2010
If ever there was a sound to clear the cobwebs and prepare your mind for summer this is it. I don't write many reviews but there aren't many bands like this one. fresh. cool. and necessary. that's all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2010
nice tight, melodic, mostly up tempo, romantic music. Good vibes, engaging rhythms, and harmonic thrills. Nice ear candy
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on May 28, 2013
ok so once you get over the broken english and the one song with the weird baby cry or something this album is awesome. not rainy day music by any means, of course.
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on July 19, 2011
If you want a perfect album for the summertime wether it be for driving or a beach party this is the album for you.
I normally don't like every single song on an album but i have with this one. Definitely a purchase worth my money.
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on January 19, 2015
great product still work great.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2010
I was expecting something more melodic. Very well done with some interesting ethereal highlights, though.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2010
Listen to the first two songs; if you really dig those, than you'll love the album
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2010
If you haven't heard Delorean before, just think of tediously monotonous house music with airy, processed vocals. Seriously, I've sat through this thing over and over and even though I know the songs now, all I hear is that nagging `boots boots boots' I heard on every underground dance record from the 90s. You know, that persistent beat with an occasional generic cymbal crash from a forgotten era? If not, I envy you. Its beyond my understanding why anyone would bring that back and try to modernize it. And make no mistake, they use it on 7 out of 9 songs. Take away that annoying factor and all Delorean can give you is mediocre bleeps and bloops and those processed vocals I mentioned above. There really isn't much to this record let alone anything to get excited about. Grossly incompetent? Maybe. Grossly overrated? Definitely.
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