REVIEW: Los Pashminas presents drifting in a sea of intentions

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The pashmina is a shawl-type garment whose best use is to shape and regulate your body temperature. It also shares the name of a Freiburg-based duo; formed by Vincent Gross and Nicola Marthaler. Instead of being seen as a traditional duo, they describe themselves as a support group. Providing each other with discovered melodies and meeting in the middle to showcase a sound derived from years of diligent musical curation.

Veterans affiliated with the music of the Friborg scene, their contribution is best observed within the framework of their various activities. On the one hand, Nicola co-founded TRNSTN Radio, a broadcasting station whose identity is characterized by being a place of creation, meeting, experimentation and reflection. Vincent, like the other, enriches the scene as a board member of the legendary Fri-Son, in addition to having co-founded Ablette Records with his partner.


Los Pashminas, a combination of materials to make a soft but resistant garment. Psychedelic soundscapes, downtempo rarities, soaring bass lines and carefree melodies. The whole album manages to provide introspection, energy and absorbing twilight, closing an album that knows how to turn musical pulp into a refreshing ambrosia juice. The more you listen to the album, the more difficult it is to locate it in a specific geographical location. Music seems to never solidify, to be a flow of sounds and impressions that never seem to remain fixed in place or memory, like a perfume or a quick vision of a body in movement, until it is postulated as one of the true future values of tame and shiny electronics.


Written by: Alejandro Serrano

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