Names You Can Trust presents the debut release from Netherlands-based group Lola’s Dice, an ensemble born and battle-tested by years of punk and hard rock before fusing into its current form, a consolidated tropical-rock rhythm machine. Fueled in equal parts by the group’s South American roots in Venezuela and Chile, and the creative freedom of their long-time home in Amsterdam, the band’s evolution has resulted in music that is a pure body-moving delight — a fuzzy blend of guitars, synths and musical sabor that is very much rooted in the percussive sounds of Latin America, yet still comfortable in its punk-ethos vandalization of tradition and status quo. Helping to guide the band in this first studio recording is the talented touch of percussion maestro and engineering wiz Alex Figueira (Fumaça Preta, Conjunto Papa Upa) at his Barracão Sounds studio in Amsterdam. The resulting 4-track EP is a perfect match of genre-defying psychedelic madness and Caribbean cool.
released November 9, 2018
All Songs Written & Performed by Lola's Dice.
Published by Just Chuckle Music, ASCAP.
Drums on A2 and B2 by Tijs Winters.
Saxophone on B2 by Irene Reig.
Recorded & mixed at Barrancão Sound, Amsterdam.
Produced by Lola's Dice & Alex Figueira (A1 and B1).
Mastered by Frank at The Carvery, London.
Artwork by Andrés Chávez.
Thank You to Luis Villalabos, Ben King & The Eartworks Family.
supported by 13 fans who also own “Viaje Al Centro Del Ritmo”
I have been several times in Belém and around in the delta of the Amazon & Tocantins rivers, went to carimbó little festivals in the middle of Marajó Island, taking analog photos of these afro-delta traditions, between 2000-2010 ... this release is huge, I pay homage to Samy Ben Redjeb for suceeding such a project! I hope one day Analog goes for French Guyana, Martinique & Guadeloupe vintage sounds. These CARIMBÓ-SIRIA & candomblé songs are FANTASTIC ! Chat-verre
supported by 11 fans who also own “Viaje Al Centro Del Ritmo”
Why do you love this album? Well, it is the quality of ALL the Analog Africa releases , the astonishing presentation- artwork, AWESOME booklets, the mastering, the music first of all and the feeling you connect with it and the artists involved. Due to not earning enough I changed from vinyl to CDs, but I am glad for the high quality downloads of the vinyl only releases that you are able to burn to disc. Together with a chosen few others AA is a greater than great label. Period. Markus Bader