Pio Pio | Elefant Records

After the first EP's, we can at least announce the release of the debut album by SINGLE. Fifteen songs of an unusual, mysterious beauty; fifteen different worlds, united by a common thread of creativity, modesty and decision. Wrapped in a beautiful art nouveau cover artwork (again, as usual, by Javier Aramburu), "Pío Pío" is a much varied album, which under the common umbrella of what we can call pop music hides such assorted styles reggae, country, soul, easy listening, hip-hop, drum'n'bass or R & B. Teresa Iturrioz's capacity to create, with the help of her producer Ibon Errazkin (both ex LE MANS, one of the most important bands ever in Spanish pop), sound of their own that is both original but absolutely modern, is based in an exceptional flair to choose the best among the most diverse possibilities, following the path from (and going much further beyond) where LE MANS had left it after its fabulous farewell trilogy.

"Pio Pio" is a multi-colored, multi-layered collage created by cutting and pasting all kinds of miniatures, blending impossible melodies and beats that sound all new. Classic-tinged songs are formed over broken rhythms, song patterns are deconstructed and reconstructed from the roof. This is modern, intelligent pop music. Classic pop turned upside down.

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Four of the songs on the album had already appeared on the EP's (only the cover versions have been left out); but from these four, the new version of "Honey" puts the accent on the reggae lovers rock production, with a vocal cameo by Japanese DJ / toaster Rootseeker. And talking about covers, there is one: "School memory", by flamenco-prog stars Lole and Manuel.

  • Adam Floyd