Earlier this year, Spanish producer John Talabot released his LP fIN to critical acclaim. Listening to the album has been floating around in my mind, but I just never got around to it. Fortunately with Spotify, I finally had the chance to indulge and let myself float around this album.
Hypnosis. Not being there while you’re there. Ecstasy.
That is how I would briefly describe the tracks of fIN. They start, they play, and they end. During that process, the music loops around you and changes without telling you. To pick out the details, each song would require active listening that can be very rewarding. However, it is also just as enjoyable to let these songs play themselves out and present their ear catching details to you. This album is a trance, but moments like the screams in “Oro y Sangre” remind you that you’re still there.
fIN is very aware of itself and the effect it creates for the listener. Once a sound catches your attention in the song, Talabot invites you to find all the other surprises he’s incorporated in this wonderful LP.
It’s an album that intentionally builds itself with each listen. Highly recommended.