Glass Animals

My new musical obsession is called Glass Animals. You know that I tend to get blinded by things and mash them until I almost abhor them ... This time with Glass Animals, an english band with a very special sound. Glass Animals are 4 guys from Oxford, Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, Joe Seaward, which sound as if they were from an ethereal island on a lost paradise.

Mi nueva obsesión musical se llama Glass Animals. Ya sabéis que tengo tendencia a obcecarme con las cosas y a machacarlas hasta casi aborrecerlas... Esta vez le ha tocado a Glass Animals, un grupo de música inglés con un sonido muy especial. Glass Animals son 4 chicos de Oxford, Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, Joe Seaward, que suenan como si fueran de una isla etérea en un paraiso perdido.

I found them by chance surfing the net. I remember perfectly the theme, Pools, and I think I heard it three times in a loop before seeking more about them. I liked everything! The band's name, the album cover, the album title ... I know ... I have no choice ... I was born to be groupie.

Los descubrí navegando por la red de pura casualidad. El tema lo recuerdo perfectamente, fue Pools y creo que lo escuché tres veces en loop antes de buscar más sobre ellos. Me gustó todo! El nombre del grupo, la portada del disco, el título del álbum... Lo sé... no tengo remedio... he nacido para ser groupie. 

This musical motif reflects lead singer David Bayley's exotic subject matter, which was inspired by the William Steig children's book The Zabajaba Jungle (author of Shrek).To achieve this sound, characterized by obscure tropical percussion and jungle timbres, Bayley would record ambient sounds of a field near his house or the chewing of rabbits and other animals, and percussive sounds of cooking utensils and children's toys.  "Toes" for example, intends to recreate the atmosphere of The Island of Doctor Moreau and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad... Can you ask more of an album??? Zaba is a really a unique album that brings you to a magical world where even the titles of the songs have a special sound, as if they were the words of a ritual.

David Bayley, se inspiró en el libro infantil The Zabajaba Jungle de William Steig (autor de Shrek). Para lograr ese sonido exótico, tropical y, al mismo tiempo, oscuro que caracteriza Zaba, Bayley grabó sonidos ambientales de un campo cerca de su casa: conejos masticando, animales moviéndose, sonidos de utensilios de cocina, juguetes... "Toes", por ejemplo, intenta recrear la atmósfera de The Island of Doctor Moreau y Heart of Darkness de Joseph Conrad... ¿¿¿Se puede pedir más a un álbum??? Zaba es un album realmente único que consigue transportarte a un mundo mágico donde incluso los títulos de las canciones tienen una sonoridad especial, como si se trataran de las palabras de un rito.

Most of their concerts in the USA are already sold out! In Spain they have announced only two concerts. One was in the SOS Festival and I wasn't able to go ... and another at the Festival do Norte in Galicia. What better place than the island of Arousa to enjoy this group!!!! July 3rd Natalia and I we go to there to see them live!

La mayoría de sus conciertos en EEUU tienen ya el aforo completo! En España solo han anunciado dos conciertos. Uno fue en el SOS que no pude ir... y otro en el Festival do Norte en Galicia. Qué mejor lugar que una isla tan diferente como la de Arousa para disfrutar de este grupo!!!! El 3 de julio Natalia y yo nos vamos a la isla a verlos en directo!

 Glass Animals told their fans that if they made it into the top 20 of the Triple J’s Hottest 100, Drew MacFarlane would strip down and get slapped with a fish. And then it actually happened. Glass Animals landed at No. 12 and they all got together to slap Drew with not one, not two, but three fish, fulfilling their promise to fans. Happy Weekend!

Glass Animals anunciaron a sus fans que si conseguían entrar en el top 20 de The Triple J’s Hottest 100, Drew MacFarlane se desnudaría y se dejaría azotar con un pez. Y sucedió... Glass Animals alcanzarón el puesto 12 en el ranking y Drew no solo se dejó azotar por un pez sino por 3! Feliz finde!

- end of the obsession - 


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