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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Something Comes Our Way

Posted on Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Something Comes Our Way
Label: Brilliante
Length: LP
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Format: Album
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Puerto Rico's indie three-piece Balún spin delicate electro-acoustic arrangements on their debut full-length, often toeing the line that divides miniature symphonies and lo-fi pop. Although things stay fairly compact on Something Comes Our Way, the album's intermittent side road into psych is paved via spacey, dissipating effects and ample doses of innocuous chimes. The tellingly labeled 'A Surprise� lifts off with a simplistic toy piano melody filled out with some restrained guitar accompaniment. Before long, its wordless foundation blooms into colorful strings and a bed of uncomplicated glitchy beats. Balún's Angélica Negrón, who's as multitalented as her bandmates, drops in at times with a sunny, toddler-like vocal alongside her other many instrumental contributions. Negrón's pipes are indecipherably low in the mix, but they're a lovely, infrequent component of Something, and like the variety of sounds here, she falls appropriately into the album's rich, small-sounding decadence.

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