Born and raised in Venezuela, the charismatic Rafael Garnica is releasing his second artist album titled FOOL AGAIN on Galaktika Records from Barcelona. His debut CAE NIEVE EN CARACAS was released in 2009 on Galaktika and after numer- ous singles and remixes for labels like Moodmusic, Trenton and Chillin Mint, FOOL AGAIN will be released on 2013.
Located in sunny Barcelona, Garnica’s sound can be described as vivid and organic, his background as a drummer in the 90s for many south American bands has curved an immaculate rhythm sense that you can feel is very present on Fool Again. Although the sound is very modern one can hear the echoes of past, no doubt this reflects his long musical career. Taking influences from 70s soundtracks, dub and disco and combin- ing them with his trademark warm electronic sounds capes and melodies, the sound does not leave cold, be it then on the home couch, in the car or in a packed club.
His use of vocals on songs like ‘Love Someone’ and ‘Oh Ko- rea featuring Paulo Olarte’ is a refreshing take on pop song writing, always keeping the underground one step away, he moves between styles and feelings in free form and with great results. ‘No Regrets’ and the lovely titled ‘I Don’t Care About Winning, I Care About Playing’ shows his musicality, while ‘Put Your Hands’ is a genius dj-tool which just perfectly fits the album concept.
Also contributing to the great album appearance is the mind- blowing cover art created by well known artist Alex Trochut who already worked with big shots like Arcade Fire and Rolling Stones, and is fitting perfectly the playful, yet very personal style of Garnica.
One can say FOOL AGAIN is his bravest release till now, and with today’s standards an album per se is a brave move - we salute Rafael Garnica for creating Fool Again and hope we can soon wait for his next bold move.
Published: 7th March 2013