Dabbling between strains of minimal, techno and ambience it’s no surprise the Spaniard describes the
principles behind Parallel as “a platform for the development of new art forms and quality entertainment linked
with electronic music”. Staying true to that mantra, this is a body of work that experiments and will divide your
emotions to great effect.
Across its eight track duration the sounds and ideas create an atmospheric palette that’s spacious and thought
provoking and succeeds in leaving you in as warm and fulfilled as it does cold and anxious. The opening cut
Una Cita Con Emma starts things off suitably with five minutes of bewildering ambience with a hypnotic vocal
sample that will leave you in a comfortable trance.
Following suit, ‘Parar de comparar’, ‘El canto del grillo’ and ‘El cafe thailandes’ offer delicate percussion and
instrumentation that create a hazy, mellow and serene soundscape that’s so easy on the ears you’ll be left
asking for more.
Not strictly set on relaxing the listener however, ‘Old Man’ is one of the album’s standout moments, with a
careful build up and choice of vocal that’s repeated echo of ‘watching’ see’s the urgency and tempo increase
expertly. The moodier undertones are followed by the warmer synths on ‘La naturaleza del aire’, a minimal
groover and one of the LP’s finest offerings.
Whilst ‘Razones’ rounds off the album in uneasy style, with an explicit sample that repeats itself in uneasy
fashion, the penultimate track is a battery of haunting choir vocals and synths that ensures the LP offers an
immersive experience that experiments to confident effect.