el hombre trajeado Fast Diagonal (180g vinyl LP, £19.75)label: chemikal underground
Influential Glasgow four-piece El Hombre Trajeado return from a 12 year hiatus with a new album. Their last release was 2004’s ‘Schlap’ which came out via Lost Dog Recordings. ‘Fast Diagonal’ was produced by Chemikal Underground’s Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, King Creosote, Arab Strap) at Chem19 Studios in Hamilton. ‘Fast Diagonal’ features guest vocals by Ela Orleans, Chris Mack (The James Orr Complex) and Sue Tompkins from the much-missed Life Without Buildings. Original El Hombre Trajeado members include SAY Award-winning ‘flamenco punk’ RM Hubbert and the ubiquitous multi-instrumentalist Stevie Jones who has just completed a stint in Arab Strap’s reformed band and released the critically acclaimed album ‘Brocken Spectre’ in 2015 under his Sound Of Yell guise. El Hombre Trajeado previously toured with the likes of Tortoise, Nick Cave and Sebadoh. With beautifully intuitive artwork by award-winning Glasgow based artist Toby Paterson, ‘Fast Diagonal’ is a triumph of abstract melodicism or, as Paul Savage put it, “like a math rock band doing the soundtrack to ‘Gregory’s Girl’”. The LP includes a digital download code. “Glasgow post-rock alchemists El Hombre Trajeado had a cardinal influence on the city’s musical landscape” - The Herald.
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