His own landmark (…) ROCKDELUX Marcos Gendre
Sem Garcia (Pómez , Ambar Pool, Mature/Older, Princess Plan, Playmates) has spent a decade working in the shadows, crumpling up into a ball with each new idea. Rough sketches of songs that his your friends have continued to demand an explanation for during all this time. Phantom songs, all of them, until today. When, under the moniker of Palisandro – a project he has undertaken with Pasto Martí (Cataplàusia), Gerard Vich and Tomàs Zaragozà (Dos Piedras, Ambar Pool), plus Oscar Martín (Pómez) – Sem is now releasing a whole statement of intent in the form of album entitled ‘Acerca de las cosas’.
Recorded with Oriol Farràn, this first studio effort reads like a logbook by which one might decode the anxiety that surrounds us. A POV detour guided by the light of surprise, fear, and the acceptance of growing up. Wandering through a world governed by the logic of intuition, each track has been organized in a chronological fashion according to the life cycle, embodied by the simplicity of someone who unapologetically captures and documents the very act of discovery. Because what is essential is invisible to the naked eye.
Palisandro are well-versed students of rock and therein lies the other great asset of this album: Songs in capital letters, with unmistakable language and 100% resolve that are evident in each and every riff, chord progression, and underlying texture that make up the edifice of ‘Acerca de las cosas’. And so: between segments and undalating vertices, firmly contained by the walls of suspense, peered over by someone who cannot stop looking, searching… So these songs were unshelled . With their unconditional quality of someone who has made a home (Cuando convenga), with the suspicious presumption of bliss (Porque todo es posible), and yet never content until no stone has been left unturned.