Private Reasons

Bruno Pernadas - Private Reasons
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2021 Ratings: #49
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‘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.

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
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
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
This is an incredibly consistent album in it’s smoothness with a long and cinematic flavour and songs that I come away from feeling very neutral about.
This is one of those records where the appeal is pretty obvious - it’s one of the most plainly gorgeous indie pop releases of the year - but the masterful craft and ambition only really reveal themselves i’ve the course of multiple listens. Pernadas and his collaborators are able to fuse so many elements of pop, psychedelia, and jazz in a way that sounds so natural that you might not even realize everything that’s going into it. I know it’s on the longer side, but trust ... read more
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Track List

  1. Family Vows
  2. Lafeta Uti
  3. Fuzzy Soul
  4. Theme Vision
  5. Little Season I
  6. Little Season II
  7. Recife
  8. Jory I
  9. Jory II
  10. Brio 81
  11. Loop Joy
  12. Step Out Of The Light
  13. Far Beneath Your View
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Added on: November 26, 2020