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I’ll keep it simple and as straightforward as I can. Here are five records that your ears should hear. This isn’t a listicle, or a best-of, or any of that crap. It is just five albums that will make your life better, today. Thanks, and you’re welcome in advance.
Moura, Axexan, espreitan (Spinda Records)
Yes, I’m really starting out a brand new column with a folk-leaning, heavily psychedelic, Galician-language record. Moura’s second LP for Spinda Records really is that essential; gorgeous in a way that feels like magic. The album offers a depth that even the most out-there modern psych heads will find entrancing. It is an immersive look at the band’s home region (A Coruña, Spain) and a work that may never receive the recognition it deserves. But for those who get it, the melody will resonate forever. Axexan, espreitan is a record out of time, but that might make it timeless. And just because that’s hyperbolic doesn’t mean it’s not true.