After releasing an idiosyncratic album such as Les hores in 2010 (under the moniker Inot Eratsis), and after twisting and taking Catalan pop to another level, with Ghandi Rules OK (his good friend Oriol Solé), now Toni Sistaré has attracted attention with a new band, with Marc Vila and Jordi Palau.
Here the slightly retro sound of 90’s guitars (shared by the three members of the group from their youth) can turn that first play in a refreshing dip into the waters of familiar pop songs. And while it is true that this record has a warm feel to it, and one can perceive the rumbling of rehearsal studio, it is also true that it is much more. Each successive play of the disc brings new surprises.
Sistaré has a special knack for melody, freshness, and talent for a brash riff… each of these qualities has been aligned and ordered, so as to make what is (in appearance) the most innocent of songs, along with the most effective and immediate, gradually shed their veneer with each new listen, until we discover—and therein lies its greatest assets—its poetic content.