Coming on the heels of 2014's sprawling Megablast, Lucho Ripley is back with
a new album. An extremely focused set of instrumental compositions that seem to resemble
a modern day song cycle.
As the cover by master watercolorist Joe Cartwrtight seems to suggest, Mirakler
is a study of light. The light outside and the light within. The light JMW Turner
so incessantly persued in his paintings. The light of extraordinary events or
maybe the simple joy of a summer evening on a small seaside town. It's for the
listener to decide.
Lucho's songs have often been described as "having a sense of wonderment",
equal parts childlike and zen. Mirakler probably builds the ultimate case for those
kinds of statements: never before have Lucho's painstakingly arranged layers of guitars sounded
so radiant or the emotions so stirred. The compositions flow with a purpose that
never lets go, from the tension-building, arresting "Poledouris" to the eternal return that
is "Vostok 6". In between those two, mysteries abound.
This is music for open spaces, bright watercolors and wind chimes.
Go ahead. Bask in the sunlight.
released April 19, 2016
All tracks written, recorded and produced by Lucho Ripley except "Kyoto" (Lucho Ripley - Sergio Álvarez) and "La torre de la victoria" (Lucho Ripley - Sergio Álvarez)