Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Just Listen: Pepepe

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Mexico is on a serious roll lately. First Children Of The Moon drop us a line, and then I get one of my favourite albums of 2009 so far plopped in my inbox. For free. Thank God for Pepepe.
Think of all your favourite electronic artists who rely on samples. Now, place Pepepe among your favourites. His work reminds me of The Avalanches in the way he uses vocal samples over top of flowing hooks to create atmosphere. It's an absolute thing of beauty to hear this guy work; every little piece of the puzzle, whether it be an electro bleep, a a finger snap, or a brief vocal stab, sounds organic and wonderful and necessary.
I could go on forever about how excited I am about Pepepe, but instead I'll just suggest you listen to "Sleep With You", which is one of the best songs I've heard all year. Hear how it weaves in and out of itself like a tapestry of gorgeous samples, building upon one another and then disappearing just as softly as they appeared. This is a song you get lost in, a song you put on repeat for hours as you contemplate how wonderful life can be.
LP Roba Orgon De Plantas Y Animales is available for free, and it may be one of the best free albums you'll hear for a while. Just follow the link from his MySpace to acquire it. Or this one.

Pepepe - Sleep With You (Download)

1 comment:

that indie kid said...

love Pepepe, great kid!