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Wild Honey - Epic Handshakes And A Bear Hug
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Wild Honey

Epic Handshakes And A Bear Hug


Released: 13th June 2011 | 12 track pop album
For us, Wild Honey was love at first sight. After listening to just the beginning of Epic Handshakes and a Bear Hug, we were head over heels with Guillermo Farré's songs. How could we not like an album that is so impeccable in both its substance and form? If you take Guillermo's innate talent as a composer, musician and producer, add the great mixing of Brad Jones (Ron Sexmith, Josh Rouse, etc), and the visual imagination of Pablo Serrat (Grande Graphix) with the artwork, what we have is a well-rounded disc in every sense of the word

Although the disc has had a long journey (it was published more than a year ago in an exclusive edition on 180 gr. red vinyl and put together by hand by Guillermo himself), and has been recognized by the specialized press as one of those essential rarities for the refined ear, we had no other choice but to release it on CD and get it out there for the world to hear. Because, lest we forget, here at Lovemonk we wave the flag of bonitismo (beautiful-ism), and if there's one thing we know, it's a good record. And Epic Handshakes and Bear Hug is just that.

As Enrique Ramos said in the first promo sheet, It's an album that exudes a love for music. You can hear echoes of The Brill Building, The Zombies, Scott Walker's first album, the Sherman brothers Disney soundtracks, Michel Legrand, Curt Boettcher, bubblegum music, and the entire distance between sentimental and upbeat music from the first half of 20th century America to an accessible Sufjan Stevens or Jens Lekman with an innocent look and voice. Tidy pop that means to sound pretty, and it does. It's filled with with complete songs, careful arrangements and tributes.

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Behind Wild Honey, we find Guillermo Farré (the bassist of the Madrid group the Mittens) with his solo endeavour. In his work as composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, he has released two EPs (The House By The Sea in the beginning of 2008 and Diamond Mountain in 2010), and an LP (Epic Handshakes and a Bear Hug) released on vinyl in October of 2009, and which is now being released on CD and digital format by Lovemonk.