Wooky :: Montjuïc (spa.RK)

Wooky’s techno tunes are merry melodies perfectly balancing antic pace and a smooth, easy-going undertone, a hint of funk charged with emotional sincerity.

First of all—adorable name. And the music—just as adorable. Wooky’s techno tunes are merry melodies perfectly balancing antic pace and a smooth, easy-going undertone, a hint of funk charged with emotional sincerity.

Albert Salinas Claret is the artist behind the moniker and though he is an active performer and busy sonic event promoter, this is his full-length debut. Montjuïc is the name of a table-top hill on the south end of Barcelona, reputedly named after its medieval Jewish burial ground. With a kaleidoscopic social, political and even scientific history, it is now home to a national park and several museums, one dedicated to native son Joan Miró.

In other words, it is a magical mountain rich in stories that tug at the imagination, reflected in Wooky´s fanciful flights as he corkscrews from the angular bass sophistication of “Lisboa” to the polystylistic “Inicii Skin” with its cartoony vocal samples and synth dribbles to the crunchy peanut butter of “Recurrent Dream.” Wrapping up a nice, tight thirty-five minutes, the closing title track provides a lofty perch from which to just wind down and enjoy the broad, dazzling vista.

Montjuïc is available on spa.RK.

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