What, me sleep?
I'm dreadfully overdue for a proper update, but that's been tough to do, given a schedule that's seen shows from Dakar & Ginser, Alex Under, Lawrence, M.A.N.D.Y., Basteroid, Tiefschwarz, Cristian Vogel, Donna Regina, and Michael Mayer all in just over a week. Plus some band that sounded a whole lot like Coldplay. (And if I'd puesto las pilas, I could have caught Misc., Dominik Eulberg, and Donnacha Costello as well — plus Ada and Tiga if they hadn't each cancelled.) The musical offerings in Barcelona definitively do not suck. But that being said, far too many nights out end up like the morning pictured above (shot on a rooftop overlooking all of Barcelona, from Tibidabo to the cranes down at the port... poor DJD! must have been suffering from severe vertigo — or maybe just solar shock), and there are still musings like this to turn in, and new issues of Earplug to turn out. So hold tight, listen to the Matias Aguayo album on Kompakt, because it's by far one of the year's best, and watch this space for proper blogging soon, maybe even a Reynolds-style list of faves and unfaves, because at least as far as the former goes, early autumn is yielding a bountiful harvest.