Ángel Kaplan comes from the north of Spain (Asturias). Well-known among good pop fans, Angel Kaplan has been showing his talent as a composer and musician up front cult powerpopppers Bubblegum, as well as playing the bass for Spanish garage kings Doctor Explosion and the legendary Pittsburgh band The Cynics.
Picture by Pablo Lorenzana, 2008
"Pictures From The Past" really is a summer classic, so warm that if it is raining you will think the sun is shining, the songs are beautifully crafted and delivered with passion and conviction.
From the first few grooves of the opening track, "Like a ragged old puppet" you know you are in for something special. The ten tracks on this album are so good that each and any of them could be released as a single, but don't take my word for it, go and buy it and enjoy a summer of love, falling in love with Angel Kaplan that is!!
Angel Kaplan comes from the "Sunny Day Records" camp (Perfect label for this artist and album) and I shall be featuring a few more of their signings here in the coming days and weeks.
Listen to the complete album: Bandcamp
Buy the album: Sunny Day Records
(Limited edition of 500 vinyl with insert)