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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

OSOLUNA

BandOSOLUNA
GenresPunk / Post-Rock / Post-Hardcore / Black-Metal / Emo / Screamo / Ambient
Related artists?.
CountryTorrelavega SPAIN
Years Active2014-present
Song: "La Belleza del Vuelo"
Album: "OsoLuna"
Year: 2015
Label(s): Dingleberry Records / Walking Is Still Honest Records / Upwind Production / Suspended Soul Tapes and Records / Lifeisafunnything / Krimskramz / Unlock Yourself Records / Musichole Records / Theia Records / Koepfen Records / Nostalgia Records / Samegrey Records / KTC Domestic Productions / Gato Encerrado Records
This post's artist is from the April 2015 Mix. This is track #3.
You can download: the June Mix#6 right here or get the new July 2015 Mix#7 here.
For fans ofWelcome The Plague YearCoreaGuidelines, The Assistant, Neil Perry, Track Of Monarchs, ...Who Calls So Loud, Funeral Diner, Old Soul, Envy, Amygdala, Viva BelgradoAmber, Circle Takes The Square, Deers and Angel Eyes aka PROPER SCREAMO.

For a debut release, let alone full length LP, this is goddamn ridiculous. OSOLUNA combine so many elements of post-hardcore, screamo and ambiance together with the perfect balance of everything. There are major nods to Welcome The Plague Year, Corea and Guidelines but they are definitely their own wolf...errrr, beast. The opener on the 2015 self titled LP 'OsoLuna' titled "La Belleza del Vuelo" is an instant classic. The entire thing is great but the vocal-only delivery at 1:58 that directly precedes a killer combo of dreamy breakdowns and excellently timed screams is one of the best moments of 2015. "El Poder" has a strong Welcome The Plague Year vibe that includes some clean singing which is good, but not as captivating as the screaming, especially when they do the male/female back and forth screaming - holy moly! This song also begins with one of the fastest moments on the record that includes the dual screaming I was talking about. "Como Gotas de Agua" begins with an Amber-ish, dreamy, instrumental passage that blows up at 1:16 and again at 2:44 after some beautiful spoken word bits. I love hearing Italian spoken, sung and screamed. The closer "Miradas" begins with a haunting account of suicide over piano and eventually guitar. At 37 seconds the song really kicks in and again just absolutely slays. I seriously don't know what else to say, this is absolutely incredible.

A short, shitty story. There was a time when the band sent me three songs and asked if I could help release this LP as Zegema Beach Records. I was so strapped for cash I basically had to say no before listening to it. It wasn't until I sat down with it one night and jammed it properly which caused my jaw to drop that I've regretted my lack of finding a way to help with that release. I should have sold rare records to make it happen. Dammit. Ah well, it's out there and it's one of the best records of 2015, hands down.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2015 - OsoLuna cassette/12"LP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2015) OSOLUNA - "La Belleza del Vuelo" (from 'OsoLuna')

(2015) OSOLUNA - "El Poder" (from 'OsoLuna')

(2015) OSOLUNA - "Miradas" (from 'OsoLuna')

(2015) OSOLUNA - "Como Gotas de Agua" (from 'OsoLuna')

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OSOLUNA additional links

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  2. Perfect record. Live they absolutely crush. Am definitely hoping to see and hear more from this band.

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