Discos cumpulsivos - Page 2

Excitement, exhaustion, and El Guincho's sounds of excess

Díaz Reixa's demeanor in concert has been likened to Animal from the Muppets, but the beloved block of wood that he uses to generate organic snare sounds and electronic beats has a connection to his musical beginnings as a percussionist in a classical orchestra. El Guincho's pet sounds are as inspiredly fantasmic as 1996-era Cornelius, and a hyper answer to the Portuguese idyll of Panda Bear's Person Pitch (Paw Tracks, 2007). They're as creative as the Present — meaning the band of that name that just released the superb World I See (Loaf). They're the sound of victorious Spain today — what Rafael Nadal would listen to if he had any taste in music. (Díaz Reixa is a tennis maniac.) Díaz Reixa touts current Barcelona bands like Thelemáticos and Extraperia as often as older influences like Souley Katna because his love of music is unquestionable. It's delirious. It's higher than high. It's right on time. *


With Tussle, Disco Shawn, and Oro11

Nov. 21, 9 p.m., $13–$15


628 Divisadero, SF

(415) 771-1422


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