Alegranza! is the second album from Spanish musician El Guincho. Club Fonograma named Alegranza! its 2008 Album of the Year, and the 9th best album of the decade. The album's opening track "Palmitos Park" was also named its 2008 Single of the Year. Palmitos Park – 2:28. Cuando Maravilla Fui – 3:34. Buenos Matrimonios Ahí Fuera – 6:46. Costa Paraíso – 5:44. Polca Mazurca – 3:37.
Alegranza! is the second album from Spanish musician El Guincho. Club Fonograma named Alegranza! its 2008 Album of the Year, and the 9th best album of the decade Track listing.
Alegranza! does two things that often appear separately in records you fall in love with, but rarely together: On the one hand, it reminds you of so much other music you love, and on the other, it sounds little like any of them. Spanish artist El Guincho (real name: Pablo Díaz-Reixa) makes music from Spanish chanting, thudding tribal rhythms, ghostly harmonies, and the bits and pieces of a thousand as-yet-unwritten pop songs. It's a combination that won't be appearing in any pop how-to guides any time soon.
El Guincho's debut album Alegranza is as bright as the feathers of the parrot, as sparkly as the fireworks, and as warm as the palm trees that adorn the cover. El Guincho uses samples, found sounds, chopped and looped instruments, and his own plaintively sweet vocals to make Alegranza; much like Panda Bear did with Person Pitch, he's created a world and sound of his own here
Ever found yourself yearning for some excessively repetitive, Latin-tinged hipster music" Well, me neither, but after spending a couple hours with Alegranza!, the latest album from Pablo Diaz-Reixa (aka El Guincho), I’ve discovered that the hunger I never knew existed for such music has been admirably satiated, and I’m passing the good.
This album has an average beat per minute of 119 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 64/167 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Alegranza. Album starts at 90BPM, ends at 104BPM (+14), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by El Guincho.
Album · 2008 · 11 Songs. Alegranza El Guincho. Alternative and Latin Rock.