Based in Goiânia, Brazil, Pedro Kastelijns has come through with stellar new psychedelic album titled Som das Luzis. Featuring dreamy synths, guitar leads and ethereal vocals throughout, the talented musician has created a captivating album that perfectly captures his aura through music.
The 12 track album starts off with “Luzi 3,” a gorgeous guitar-led track that sounds psychedelic and absolutely beautiful. Pedro’s vocals sound like they’re being suffocated by the instrumental, and the drumming throughout is excellent. On “Olhos da Raposa” he uses drum machines to convey a more computerised and eclectic sound, with an off-kilter beat. His vocals throughout are stunning, as throughout the album. The eclecticism and diversity in sound he brings to this project is pretty impressive. “Som das Luzis” brings this shoegazey vibe that reminds me of something My Bloody Valentine have created in the past. “Índios e Coisas Esquisitas” is a very subdued track with subtle synth leads and and electronic effects, while “Ursas e Perolas” features more dynamic grooves, with keys, synths and guitar leads over eclectic vocals. The melody on the closing track “TATATA” is colourful and engaging, with this drum loop that is backed by psychedelic guitar leads and enchanting synths and vocals that make it a beautiful closer to this eclectic and pretty fantastic album. Overall, Pedro Kastelijns has come through with a stunning new album that features some incredibly dreamy, moody, ethereal and beautiful melodies and compositions that I’ll definitely be listening to for some time.
Listen to Pedro Kastelijns’ new project Som das Luzis below and don’t forget to support! Released via Overseas Artists Recordings.