4HIVERNS – Decimals (CD)
10,00€ Impostos inclosos
In 2014 Carles Querol already showed us that it was possible to believe in a year divided in 4 winters (Hiverns in Catalan). Its homonym debut album presented some songs spun with a serene delicacy. They were letters written with exquisite lyrics, sent to all those who still believe that a synonym for song is home.
Decimals, is the logical continuation and evolution, recorded in the studio Can Sons, persists in the facility of Querol to draw noble scores that invite the safe refuge, to shelter next to someone who believes in us. And it is natural because one of the main lights of the album rises around the paternity of the musician (so we are told with emotional lucidity in “Bells horitzons” or “La gran festa”). Intimate reflections where the fixation to a platonic love (“Dins el teu abric”) is portrayed, the capacity to value the facts from the distance adopting the role of an astronaut, as in “La revolució universal” or to face the adversity with the stronghold of the optimists (“Males herbes”, “Aturem l’ham”).
But it would be unfair to lower the curtain and not mention the great musicians who accompany 4 Hiverns in this adventure: Ramon Aragall (drums), Pedro Font (guitar) and Alex Molas (bass), an essential trident that has helped to create the new album, Decimals, from the rehearsal room giving the album a more raw color and a more direct and powerful sound. Exploring and experimenting with new sonorities: electronic drums, samplers and analogic synthesizers.
Production and mix by: Arnau Vallvé (Manel) and Aleix Sans. // Mastering: Yves Roussel.
A very careful sound to the last detail. Deepening in what we call ambient music, for trying to create very recognizable and cushioned atmospheres, rather than trying to sharpen certain melodies. The development of a joint where there are different parts that all add up to a common goal. – BINAURAL
From the first minute of Decimals, with the good “Aturem el ham”, with a braided guitars worthy of the best Doves and a captivating return, we can see the growth of the Querol project, backed by the production of Vallvé (Arnau) and in the work of the musicians Pedro Font (guitars and voices), Ramon Aragall (drums) and Àlex Molas (bass). – EL TEMPS
Intimate reflections that breathe along with small brushstrokes in which the fixation of a platonic love is portrayed (“Dins del teu abric”), the ability to value events from a distance (in this case, adopting the role of an astronaut, as “La Revolució Universal”) or face adversity with the strength of the optimists (“Males herbes”, “Aturem l’ham”). – MONDO SONORO