Friday, March 6, 2015
Languis - Other Cities EP
Languis' Other Cities EP is not a new release -- the Pehr label had that honor in 2006. But the tastemakers at Shelflife Records have arranged to mark the tenth anniversary of the record's conception by reissuing the EP in a limited run of 250 10" vinyl copies (plus one bonus track provided digitally). Why is this so special? Do yourself a favor and plug in some earphones, listen the the swirling psychedelia, pumping rhythms, and gentle harmonies on the Soundcloud clip below. Then imagine how it will sound on vinyl over your home system. The washed out sound, warm melodies and full production make an magical set of positive and emotional songs. Buy it and play it for someone you love.
Alejandro Cohen and Marcos Chloca founded Languis in 1991 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. By the time Other Cities EP was conceived and recorded the band had added Stephen Swesey of Tristeza and John Girgus of Aberdeen. I believe the band now is based in Los Angeles and is working on new recordings.