Aparato! / Aparato!
Album: Aparato!   Collection:General
Artist:Aparato!   Added:Jul 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-08-08 Pull Date: 2014-10-10
Week Ending: Oct 5 Sep 7 Aug 24
Airplays: 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 02, 2014: The Extended Morning
Skinny Jean Is Not My Lover
4. Aug 21, 2014: The Sunset Life
El Ajusco
2. Sep 04, 2014: Amber Waves
5. Aug 21, 2014: Homeward Bound
El Ajusco
3. Aug 31, 2014: Radio Personality (summer)
El Ajusco
6. Aug 21, 2014: Amber Waves
El Ajusco, Estrellitas

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2014-08-04
Los Angeles’ ¡Aparato! self-titled debut EP merges catchy electronic beats with traditional Mexican folk instrumentation creating a hybrid sound similar to early recordings by Mexico’s Café Tacvba. At the same time, Cat, the main singer in the duo, uses her bilingual identity in most of the songs to tell stories from her own perspective as a Mexican American Angelino dealing with daily struggles such as civil rights violations, immigration, and drug war turfs. ¡Aparato! belongs to a new group of Los Angeles acts that mixes socio-political themes, alternative music sounds, and traditional folk musical elements.

RIYL: Café Tacvba, Ely Guerra, Carla Morrison, Las Cafeteras, Chicano Batman, Los Amparito, and Los Lobos’ Kiko LP.

Recommended Tracks: 2, 4, 5

1. (3:08) Desarmar [Disarm] – Cool synthesizers, dance beats, and lyrics about gun control. Top that!
2. (3:30) *Estrellitas [Little Stars] – Nice guitar work. Dreamers coast to coast!
3. (2:31) Skinny Jean Is Not My Lover – Café Tacvba’s influence here. Poppy!
4. (4:29) **El Ajusco – The best song on the EP. Atmospheric and catchy.
5. (5:54) *Aurora [Dawn] – Nice synthesizer work. Vocals and breaks: check!
6. (3:26) Kriminal – The most obvious protest song on the EP. Enough said.

Track Listing
1. Desarmar   4. El Ajusco
2. Estrellitas   5. Aurora
3. Skinny Jean Is Not My Lover   6. Kriminal