Luneda is quite an uncommon and engrossing listening experience.
Luneda is quite an uncommon and engrossing listening experience. The musicians, led by brothers Pablo and Pedro Pascaul, are from the region of Galicia in Spain, and the music is a blending of traditional Galician songs and various facets of electronica. "Chic'O Cuarto" is born of a driving rhythm that makes it an ideal dance track. "Herrera," "Xaindo," and "Faj&Jasto" convey a Celtic vibe so vivid that a listener could easily mistake the songs for Afro Celt Sound System numbers. The use of pipes and accordion in Galician music can oftentimes bear an uncanny resemblance to Irish and Scottish traditional music. "Canto de Reis," on the other hand, unfolds in a deliberate, almost dreamy arrangement, while "Levademe con Vos" is most closely akin to jazz in spirit. Distributed in the U.S. by EKD.—PVV