Thursday, May 17, 2012


Arriving just in time to set the scene for summer, Ángel Kaplan's album is everything you need for a warm sunny day, bright, breezy, poppy, sensitive, beautiful!

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
In the last few years he has started a brilliant solo career self-releasing a mini-lp and a 45 for Get Hip Rds, acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. 

"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)


  1. Terrific music! Just a shame it can't be downloaded. Bandcamp is streaming only, vinyl only on the label web site, no digital through Amazon, eMusic, CD Baby either - bummer!

  2. Hi ... ummm, any tips about finding downloads of this music?

  3. I believe it is only released on Vinyl I am afraid, but if you contact Sunny Day Records here;
    They may be able to fix something for you. Good luck. Let them know you saw the link here as well please, that way they will contact me when they release any new material and I can continue to spread the word.

    Good luck.

  4. Hi again Fathermosh, I spoke to Angel today and he told me that there are plans to release this album as a cd twinned with a previous album sometime in the future, so keep looking in and I will let you know when it is out.