El Guincho - Hiperasia
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Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #640 / 760
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Based on 17 ratings
February 12, 2016 / Release Date
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Anyone who was into previous El Guincho albums will be satisfied by the new direction he's taken, and who knows, some R&B fans with an adventurous nature may even find his sound to be something worth checking out.
Consequence of Sound
It’s not a shift that feels like a cheap grab to keep up with changing times, but rather a confident statement from an artist who had utilized the chance to grow on his own terms and craft his strongest work to date.

The most resolutely electronic work he's done yet, buzzes like an ice-cream headache: His voice is slathered with Melodyne's pitch-correction software, and he sings in strange, sing-song cadences whose melody and rhythm seem less like songwriting than the byproduct of algorithmic processes.

The Skinny

Less exotic than his sizzling debut Alegranza!, and less outwardly tuneful than Pop Negro (nothing here resembles catchy single Bombay), Hiperasia might be a less accessible album, but it’s Díaz-Reixa at his most experimental and inventive.

The Guardian

For those who loved 2008’s sun-dappled breakout album Alegranza!, the more abrasive Hiperasia might not digest as easily. But its restless experimentalism is typical of an artist unwilling to sit still.

No Ripcord

Hiperasia is an incoherent mess, sure, but a fun one, too, splattering all kinds of disparate, colorful sounds in the hopes that some of it will stick.

"Hiperasia" is a welcome release from El Guincho. However, Díaz-Reixa has created an album that feels out of his control. Some tracks are too long and confusing. The album, as a whole, could have used a second edit for vibe and content.

✅ Pizza | Parte Virtual | Stena Drillmax | Muchos Boys | Pelo Rapado
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Track List

  1. Rotu Seco
  2. Comix (feat. Mala Rodriguez)
  3. Pizza
  4. Sega
  5. De Bugas
  6. Parte Virtual
  7. Stena Drillmax
  8. Abdi
  9. Muchos Boys
  10. Hiperasia
  11. Pelo Rapado
  12. Mis Hits
  13. Zona Wi-Fi
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