Bélver Yin

Luz Bel

Efficient Space
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Bélver Yin’s soul mining odysseys have been unjustly overlooked for three decades. An anomaly in the Spanish alt-pop scene, their forlorn instrumentals and ethereal romanticism would have struck a chord in the British league of Felt, The Chameleons, Cocteau Twins and Dif Juz, leaving their 1991 debut Luz Bel deserving of reappraisal. While coining their band name from a Jesús Ferrero novel and quoting Laozi philosophy on album sleeves, Bélver Yin create illuminating textures that unlock a wordless language of memory and adolescent emotion. Formed in Salamanca by self-taught musicians Pedro Ortega Sánchez and José María Martín, the guitar-bass duo spent two years crafting their divine interplay with interim drummers before submitting a demo to Noisex Music, their only attempt at label courting. The phone rang mere days later with owner and producer Bernar Marks (The Dust Sessions) offering to cut an album and the band ventured to Valencia with cloud-touching optimism soon after. Championed by local press, the release fell short of expectation, fueling the mythology of a vanished band known only to the initiated. Varying lineups would, however, continue to work in the shadows under Pedro’s direction, recording two spatially arranged follow-ups at their own pace in 1996 and 2005. A glorious debut that undeniably set a high watermark, Luz Bel is finally available again, faithfully remastered by Mikey Young and featuring bilingual liner notes from John Gómez, the authoritative ear behind Outro Tempo.

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Release Date

26.08.2020

Cat No

ES016

Tracklist

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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Track 6
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Track 7
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Track 8
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Track 9
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E Pop
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Various
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Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980-1989Efficient Space
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Various
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Oz Echoes: DIY Cassettes And Archives 1980-1989Efficient Space
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Yl Hooi
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UntitledEfficient Space
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Yl Hooi
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UntitledEfficient Space
Soul
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Bellydance
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3 Days Man!Efficient Space
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Funk/Soul
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Bellydance
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3 Days Man!Efficient Space
DubStep
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10"
Blazer Sound System / CS + Kreme
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Bass Music
10"
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Blazer Sound System / CS + Kreme
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12"
Fsom / Andy Rantzen
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Track 6 / Harmonic EyeEfficient Space
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Techno
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Track 6 / Harmonic EyeEfficient Space
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IIEfficient Space
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Electronica
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Wilson Tanner
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IIEfficient Space
Balearic
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Gratien Midonet
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A Cosmic Poet Revisited (Kuniyuki / Khidja / Kay Suzuki reworks)Time Capsule
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Disco
12''
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A Cosmic Poet Revisited (Kuniyuki / Khidja / Kay Suzuki reworks)Time Capsule
Afro Beat
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Edo Funk Explosion Vol.1Analog Africa
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Edo Funk Explosion Vol.1Analog Africa
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La Ola Interior, Spanish Ambient & Acid Exoticism 1983 - 1990Bongo Joe
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Anunaku
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42Ad 93
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42Ad 93
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Roland P. Young
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