• 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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