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What a second. The programmer of the Tomavistas pageant wished the ethereal previous and the bubbling current to coincide. It was at 9:30 p.m. and in several eventualities. What to do: splash within the mud of nostalgia that Los Planetas had ready to have a good time the thirtieth anniversary of their first album, Super 8, or witness that group of twenty-somethings who’re about to rock it and are known as Alcalá Norte? The folks from Granada gathered round 10,000 spectators, the folks from Madrid 3,000 and one other 1,000 selected to stroll the 100 meters that separated the 2 phases to snack on one and the opposite. The latter had been those who made the many of the night time.

Jota and Florent, the heads of Los Planetas, had been 25 years outdated after they edited Super 8, the primary lengthy album of the Granada group. Most of those that attended the Tomavistas pageant final night time (in La Caja Mágica, Madrid) to have a good time the three many years of essentially the most related album of the indie Spanish 90s, they had been additionally of their twenties in 1994. Today, the lives of these on stage and the spectators (of their forties and fifties) will not be as thrilling and fascinating as then and the lyrics of boredom and alienation from that point Super 8 They sound like a vaporous litany. It now not hits that “and if everything is going so well, why this pain that I feel?” Yes that's superb; and that “travelling through the sun in a new dimension” belongs to the universe of reminiscence. Because yesterday there have been kids accompanying their dad and mom and asking: “Dad, shall we play hide-and-seek?” “No, son, it's dangerous with so many people.”

Panoramic of the Los Planetas concert.
Panoramic of the Los Planetas live performance.Adrián YR (offered by Tomavistas)

Jota himself took this train in homesickness with irony and mentioned, at the start of the recital: “The Planets are better than the imitators. “After 30 years still alive.” Without Eric Jiménez on drums and with out Banin on keyboards and guitar, Los Planetas sounded resounding and highly effective within the full evaluate of Super 8. With the voice, this time, within the foreground. Jota owed it to us after burying the voices within the recording due to that absurd nineties inferiority advanced with the Spanish language. And with a stellar Florent Muñoz, producing sounds along with his guitar and masterfully enjoying his pedal board. We tried to move ourselves for an hour to the nineties, that decade the place, as author Chuck Klosterman says, “the worst thing you could be is a sellout, and not because selling out meant that there was money involved.” That was the inspiration on which it was constructed. Super 8, for months later to surrender, sounding on the radio formulation.

Álvaro Rivas, singer from Alcalá Norte, last night in Tomavistas.
Álvaro Rivas, singer from Alcalá Norte, final night time in Tomavistas.Adrián YR (offered by Tomavistas)

The Granadans' live performance proposed a staging with out giant montages. The 4 members of the group nearly at all times in that thick purple mild that they like a lot and a display screen behind that projected psychedelic motifs and the circumferences and the doll indie depressed that Javier Aramburu designed for Super 8.

Those who took benefit of the weak moments of Super 8 (which has them: These previous couple of years, for instance) to flee to the stage of Alcalá Norte. There they witnessed some children able to tackle the world, a hungry band proper on the important second the place Los Planetas had been in 1994. Brazen, naive, courageous and with pop missiles like The children, Elfo Street and that anthem that’s now canyon life.

Los Planetas accomplished the 65-minute live performance with songs not included in Super 8, however roughly from the time, like I favor buns, New sensations o My little sister. And they left.Thanks a lot. In 30 years we will be here. Nobody kills us,” mentioned a sarcastic Jota. The Planets had been at all times a gaggle little given to trying on the previous. They have reinvented themselves a number of instances, they’ve at all times conceived their live shows as a celebration of the current, boldly enjoying total new albums, and at this time they’re much extra impartial than in 1994. Last night time they selected to wallow prior to now. It was good, however that's it.

final night time too they carried out in Tomavistas teams like Publishers, The Hinds, Dinosaur Jr. or The Blaze, and at this time Phoenix, Bele and Sebastian, The Jesus and Mary Chain or The Ponds are anticipated.

The Planets before the Tomavistas public.
The Planets earlier than the Tomavistas public. Javier Rosa (on mortgage from Tomavistas)

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