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80
Clash

‘Private Reasons’ is Pernadas most ambitious album to date. It’s also his most rewarding. The songs are filled with luscious melodies. They feel familiar, but they aren’t.

Chode
90

Smooth as butter; Summery, exotic, and psychedelic pop at its finest, 2021’s Summer Soundtrack has finally arrived in all its grandeur and glory.

I have to admire, with the utmost respect, Bruno Pernadas’ tendency of not letting the past define him while also keeping the essential foundations that make an album distinctly them. Whether it comes in the form of equal parts mirthful and melancholic jazz-pop or enchantingly euphoric neo-psychedelia, Bruno has always stood out among the ... read more

Jamobo
85

MMmmmm Psychedelic Pop

I first came across Bruno Pernadas while searching for more music like Stereolab. Warm, light psychedelia, built from layers of instrumentation both analogue and digital, but not skimping on Pop sensibilities like danceable grooves or singable melodies. I was initially recommended his sophomore release, Those Who Throw Objects at the Crocodiles Will Be Asked to Retrieve Them (simplified as Crocodiles), but upon seeing several comments wondering why his debut, How Can We ... read more

AngelHerntz
94

Hay un virtuosismo en la composición de Bruno Pernadas envidiable; lo que suena sencillo, se torna cálido, anecdótico, tropical, sublime en toda la ornamentación de su material. Es emocionante, al menos para mí, ver el crisol de influencias, no sólo geográficas, sino además temporales, generacionales; una sempiterna estela de diferentes instrumentos, idiomas, ritmos, ideas no sólo bien logradas, sino memorables, entrañables. ... read more

rileyegan
80

Bruno Pernadas's "Private Reasons" is innocently joyous, ear-wormingly catchy, and brightfully tasteful. Everything about this record is so pleasant on the ears, even if it doesn't say much at times. Most of these tracks solely consist of breathtaking instrumentals, although there are a handful of tracks that feature Pernadas's sweet voice which is often paired wonderfully with female vocalists. Some of these songs remind me of some of the summer-y cuts off of albums from bands such ... read more

KingLukas
60

It's almost so good but it doesn't quite hit. Fuzzy Soul and SOOTL bangers though.

SidewaysSky
80

Even on my very last leg for 2021 reviews, the underground pop scene just had to throw in one more banger of a record to make my year-end list. The one word I'd absolutely use to describe this is "ambitious". Bruno Pernadas, a composer on top of being a songwriter and pop artist, has a firm grasp on how to use the seemingly millions of compositional ideas he has to expand a light and catchy pop core. There are sounds of soul, jazz, funk, psychedelia, electronic, jam rock, and much ... read more

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Track List

1Family Vows
6:05
89
2Lafeta Uti
6:47
83
3Fuzzy Soul
4:18
82
4Theme Vision
6:21
86
5Little Season I
7:06
87
6Little Season II
1:57
79
7Recife
5:49
81
8Jory I
2:19
73
9Jory II
7:06
76
10Brio 81
8:51
75
11Loop Joy
5:50
74
12Step Out Of The Light
9:15
92
13Far Beneath Your View
3:05
76
Total Length: 1 hour, 14 minutes
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Added on: November 26, 2020