On November the 14th comes out "Pío Pío", the debut album by SINGLE, produced by Ibon. Along with Teresa Iturrioz, Errazkin has reinvented pop music's language by choosing the best from the most diverse origins: reggae and country-pop, R&B, synth-pop and hip-hop, picking up the thread (and going much further beyond) where LE MANS had left it in their infamous farewell trilogy.
The album reaches the highest peaks in all the end-of-year lists ("Pío Pío" is also considered best song of the year in Rockdelux magazine, and "Tu perrito librepensador" has the same consideration on the listeners polls of the nationwide radio show "Disco Grande" on Radio 3).
In June 2007 Ibon starts his next job as a producer, with the preproduction of the material to be included on the second album by CORAZÓN.
IBON ERRAZKIN: Releases “Foto Aérea” [Advance Digital Single from his third album]. This Double Single comprising the songs “Foto Aérea” and “Las Descripciones” (dedicated to Josetxo Anitua, the singer from CANCER MOON) takes us to a peculiar place that is almost unexplored by Ibon: music without defined rhythmic patterns, composed of melodies that appear and disappear, repeating themselves even in different songs, the same way you can find in the dub world, and above all, in music for movies. But you can also find this in art, like when a painter decides to use the same theme over and over again, maybe at different times of the day or of the year. That is what is so peculiar about what this Single is doing, and what it is revealing about what will come with his next album, also called “Foto Aérea”, to be released in February 2018. Here, the music inspires the filmmaker, the dreamer, the creator of images and stories; this is the music that moves the world. Ibon plays with layers and melodies – on “Foto Aérea” with a Mediterranean air, more summery and rooted, and “Las Descripciones” is more dreamlike and ethereal – without ever betraying them, letting emotion take precedence over experimentation. And the first proof of this inspiring ability is the video that Gabe Ibáñez filmed for the title song. It is exemplary visual inspiration, with Bressonian echoes where the images play with the melodies, and an interaction built on tremendously emotional and suggestive loops. Gabe Ibáñez, in addition to being the director of two movies, “Hierro” and “Autómata”, was also the director of LE MANS’ only video (“Canción De Todo Va Mal”, 1998), of two videos for SINGLE (“Su Recuerdo” in 2005 and “Pío Pío” in 2008), and Ibon Errazkin wrote the soundtrack for his first short, “Máquina”. This chemistry makes us think that probably, this marvelous and stimulating video is a necessary part of de Ibon Errazkin’s sonic project, closing a circle that we forced open again, waiting to see how the full-length fits into this suggestive offering. This is emotion in its purest form.
Releases “Foto Aérea” LP/Digital. Ibon’s career has always mixed that touch of personality with a certain level of experimentation. That isn’t too far off from this new album, in a way, but the general air of the album is more classic. Why? Because melody is king here, roaming freely through the various songs on the album, transforming, appearing and disappearing, following its own wishes and whims. Melody that tastes like the sea and the breeze. This is where the breaking point comes. Among all the instruments, there is a song being sung – the first one that Ibon sings in his entire career. What’s more, it’s a cover, a delicacy with touches of Broadway and lounge, written by Jerome Moross for the musical “The Golden Apple” in 1954: “Lazy Afternoon”.
The people who accompany Ibon on this journey are temporary, but important. Obviously, his band-mate from SINGLE, Teresa Iturrioz, named all the songs and lent her voice to “El Objeto” and “Paradox” (two closely related songs). Xavier Alarcón mastered the album and Javier Aramburu has made another of his unbelievable covers. And everything else, as per usual, was concocted and consumed by our friend Errazkin.
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