There are people who build a recording studio in their own image and likeness, so that the process of producing music by intuition is possible and immediate, carrying out inspiration in the best possible way.
So last year, somewhere in East London, that visionary and dreamy pop masterpiece that goes by the name of “Goodbye, Blue Monday” was born.
It’s easy to get carried away by these ten episodes that make up the album, the lyrical and Beatle-like title-track, the luminous appearance from the dark core of “Quiet Lights”, the alt-rock flashes of “Gold”, where the granite guitar riff leaves room for more psychedelic forces.
“Holiday” remains happily trapped between new wave glares and incisive use of electronic sounds. “Headspin” is a suggestive and powerful ballad, between the emotional impulses of Damon Albarn and the hypnotic games of Kevin Parker.
In March “Goodbye, Blue Monday (Living Room Versions)” will be released, a new look for this album to appreciate the tracks that make up the backbone of the Hi Frisco. The shape changes but not the outcome, a joyful blend of creativity and spontaneity with a strong imaginative value, that will certainly attract some burning interest in the months to come.