Cadenza will present its first artist full-length in September with Los Updates' First If You Please.
Leave it to Luciano to give the honor of his label's first artist full-length to the most unexpected of choices: Los Updates is the project of Chilean legend Jorge González. Sure, it isn't that crazy: The singer, who made his name in the '80s as the frontman of the politically-inclined rock group Los Prisioneros, has collaborated with minimal techno royalty before, most notably Dandy Jack in the Gonzálo Martínez project.
But First If You Please, despite being branded as "Luciano presents," seems to be all his own. And judging by a first listen, it sounds like it could only come from a singular perspective. While the album maintains a 128 BPM pulse throughout, the album's tracks are defiantly strange, mixing burbling acoustics with smooth synthesizers and a whole lot of processing. The press notes claim, "House, pop, 2-step, 8-bit, funk, rave and balladry all come together in a glorious and glittering amalgam that's at once loosey-goosey and precise as clockwork." We couldn't agree more. This is definitely a bit of a weird one.
Eagle-eyed tracklist fiends will notice '4 Wheel Drive' opening up the record. And, yes, while it does contain the lyrics to the track found on Ricardo Villalobos' Fabric mix, the backing track is completely different. Luckily, though, plans are in the work to release a remix project of many of the album's tracks, which will come out throughout 2009 on vinyl and eventually be collected on CD.
01. 4 Wheel Drive
02. My Soulmate And I
03. Some Pictures Of You
04. I Don’t Feel Like Coming Home
05. Sexual Madness
06. Inviting You Here
07. It’s Getting Late
08. Charlie Hold On
Cadenza will release First If You Please on September 22, 2008.