Canta Lechuza

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  • Summary: Roberto Carlos Lange's second solo electronic album was written while he was staying at an isolated cabin in Connecticut.
  • Record Label: Asthmatic Kitty
  • Genre(s): Latin, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 28, 2011
    Pretty electro-pop with jagged edges, and a lingering mood of sumptuous disorientation. [Aug 2011, p.87]
  2. 80
    Often Lange is able to transform songs into something worldly and like the title implies, there is a mysterious glean to it. So while Lange continues to flex his many weapons, the black ice cream he's created continues to flourish.
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    Mysterious and subtly beguiling, Canta Lechuza begs to be listened to in the condition in which it was made: solitude.
  4. The impeccably hip credentials of HN's Roberto Carlos Lange are rather at odds with the wonderfully gloopy Latin-cheese of this Spanish language, old school synth-session's best tracks.
  5. Jul 26, 2011
    At times doubts can surface as to whether it can fully work but against not inconsiderable odds he ultimately manages to pull it off, delivering on the whole an impressively irregular album of Latin-inflected laptop folk.
  6. Jun 13, 2011
    Lange is clearly in the mood to experiment, letting more traditional instruments take a backseat while he fiddles with electronic equipment, peppering nearly every track with whirs, burrs, clicks, and clacks. He occasionally takes time to build distinct grooves from all these little pieces ("Cenar en La Manana"), but more often than not, his fiddling is distracting.
  7. Jul 1, 2011
    The darker, lilting tones of Oreja De Arena work better, but this album still sounds confused. As a result, its overall impact is diminished.

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  1. Jul 6, 2011
    It may not be the perfect album, or the best album of the year but it's pretty awesome album...really good to chill in the bath or something.It may not be the perfect album, or the best album of the year but it's pretty awesome album...really good to chill in the bath or something. And besides i can assure to you that is very hard to find albums like this in spanish. Discos como estos son muy dificiles de encontrar en español, tanta mierda regguetonera y pop en español, opacan buenos artistas como este Expand