Hola,

I hope this new year is finding you all well. Six more weeks of winter, at least that’s what the groundhog says, that is fine with me. The weather has been quite nice here in Portlandia, kind of a mild winter actually. Pluto, oh Pluto, now that is not a planet anymore is getting redder and changing colors; I hope it’s not getting angry or sad to be a pseudo-planet ….and that is pretty much all I know from the outside world. I have been so busy with music lately I do not even know what day I’m living in, and all the sudden here we are, February 2010. It sounds kind of sci-fi. Can’t believe it’s been already a year since I got back here in PDX. Alright, time flies, yes.

We are really excited to play this next Thursday at one of our favorite places in Portland, The Woods. I am thrilled to play with Dolorean. I have been a huge fan of Al Jame’s band for a long time and I am honored that they wanted to play with us on our Record Release Show. Dolorean’s last album ‘You Can’t Win’ is one of my favorite records of all times and the new songs on the new record (lucky to have heard it!) are so elegant and cool I know everyone is going to have a great time with them. It should be a fun night. Also, we have a great guest: no other than my good friend, the wonderful Laura Gibson, who will sing with us some spanish words. It should be fun… and after that we just hit the road with our little spanish lullabies… eastern Oregon, then Washington then California! Please, be well.

hola otoño! gracias por traernos la lluvia de vuelta y cambiarnos el color de las hojas; todo un espectáculo!….aquí las nubes llegan bajas estos días, venidas del pacífico, crean sombras rápidas, que perseguimos con nuestras bicicletas, y vamos sacando las bufandas y vemos como las narices de todos enrojecen…aquí y allí espero que todos estéis bien… ahí va un poco de calendario:

/// a finales de octubre o principios de noviembre saldrá un e.p. digital gratis (o la voluntad) a través de HUSH records -debutantes e.p.- con 5 temas; un tema del disco nuevo + cuatro temas extra ///

/// en diciembre el sello berlinés – de sus amigos; se subió en su bici y fue casa por casa grabando canciones en directo, sin truco ni trato. gracias heather! ///

/// el 11 de enero 2010 HUSH publica -la siembra, la espera y la cosecha-, un disco nuevo con 11 temas, publicado en edición limitada en vinilo transparente 180 gr y en formato digital. lo grabé aquí en portland, en los estudios type foundry, y está producido por adam selzer y dave depper. ojalá lo pueda sacar en españa ///

/// el disco con peter broderick ya esta mezclado (x john askew) y masterizado. se llama -réplica-. hacer este disco ha sido una experiencia maravillosa. ha significado mucho para mi, la verdad, más de lo que puedo expresar en palabras. peter es una de las personas más entrañables y con más talento natural que jamás he conocido. creo que saldrá en primavera o principios del verano del año que viene, también con HUSH ///

Heather W. Broderick went all over Portland this summer, with her bike, and a very wonderful idea in mind: make a compilation of songs recorded on her 4-track machine. She would bike to her friends houses, set up one microphone and people would play a song: live, rough, no tricks, no more than 4 tracks. I was honored to be part of this fun project. I played a song called “liebre” with Nicholas Marshall and Laurel Simmons singing harmonies (thanks!); live, one track. Details of the release of this compilation TBA. Heather makes amazing music, probably one of my favorites right now! and she is releasing a fantastic album on the Australian label Preservation very soon. Take a peek here.
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PopMatters’ Dominic Umile dixit: “Refined and understated, Rauelsson’s melodies warm the soul like wool gloves”.  Read the entire review here.

 Tiempo de e.p & Pacífico e.p., published by HUSH Records in May 08 is now available for purchasing at the Borne! Recordings Shop (BRD-001). Borne! Recordings is a Spanish label (linked to Acuarela Discos) that have released a number of music that I really like (Laura Gibson, Ora Cogan, Sabertooth, etc) and I feel honored to be associated with their catalog.                                                                                                                                                                            Tiempo de e.p & Pacífico e.p., publicado por HUSH Records en Mayo 08 está ahora disponible a través de la tienda online de Borne! Recordings (BRD-001). Borne! Recordings es un nuevo sello español (asociado a Acuarela Discos) que ha editado a muchos artistas a los que admiro (Laura Gibson, Ora Cogan, Sabertooth, etc) y es un honor para mí ser parte de su catálogo de venta.
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