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El Guincho - Alegranza FLAC album

Performer: El Guincho
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: Alegranza
Country: Spain
Released: 2008
Style: Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1165 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1605 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1111 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 776

Pablo Díaz-Reixa (born 17 November 1983), better known by his stage name El Guincho, is a Spanish musician, singer and record producer. Also a member of Coconot, Díaz-Reixa rose to prominence with his 2008 album, Alegranza!. His musical style relies heavily on the use of sampling and incorporates elements of Afrobeat, dub, tropicália and rock and roll. Díaz-Reixa achieves what he's described as a kind of "space-age exotica". He utilizes a Roland SP-404.

El Guincho's debut album Alegranza is as bright as the feathers of the parrot, as sparkly as the fireworks, and as warm as the palm trees that adorn the cover. El Guincho uses samples, found sounds, chopped and looped instruments, and his own plaintively sweet vocals to make Alegranza; much like Panda Bear did with Person Pitch, he's created a world and sound of his own here

Ever found yourself yearning for some excessively repetitive, Latin-tinged hipster music" Well, me neither, but after spending a couple hours with Alegranza!, the latest album from Pablo Diaz-Reixa (aka El Guincho), I’ve discovered that the hunger I never knew existed for such music has been admirably satiated, and I’m passing the good.

El Guincho’s sampler-heavy, Panda Bear-esque (had to mention it) style is full of sunshine and all your best friends hanging out in the park. At the same time, it’s almost as if the album creates some sort of space-Spain, or at least one set a hundred years in the future. It’s really hard to imagine Pablo DÃaz-Reixa sitting hunched over a Roland SP-404 while listening to Alegranza. Much like Panda’s Person Pitch, El Guincho manages to throw together chants and rhythmic loops into a dazzling wall of dancey sound.

Album · 2008 · 11 Songs. Alegranza El Guincho. Alternative and Latin Rock.

Alegranza! does two things that often appear separately in records you fall in love with, but rarely together: On the one hand, it reminds you of so much other music you love, and on the other, it sounds little like any of them. Spanish artist El Guincho (real name: Pablo Díaz-Reixa) makes music from Spanish chanting, thudding tribal rhythms, ghostly harmonies, and the bits and pieces of a thousand as-yet-unwritten pop songs. It's a combination that won't be appearing in any pop how-to guides any time soon.

Alegranza! is the second album from Spanish musician El Guincho. Club Fonograma named Alegranza! its 2008 Album of the Year, and the 9th best album of the decade Track listing. Palmitos Park – 2:28. Cuando Maravilla Fui – 3:34.


A1 Palmitos Park
A2 Antillas
A3 Fata Morgana
A4 Kalise
A5 Cuando Maravilla Fui
B1 Buenos Matrimonios Ahi Fuera
B2 Costa Paraiso
B3 Prez Lagarto
B4 Polca Mazurca


  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Sergio Pérez García*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 634904036119
  • Barcode: 0609008284315
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP-361 A YTLP013
  • Matrix / Runout: XLLP-361 B YTLP013

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DO001 El Guincho Alegranza ‎(CD, Album) Discoteca Océano DO001 Spain 2007
YTCD013 El Guincho Alegranza ‎(CD, Album) Young Turks YTCD013 UK 2008
XLCD361 El Guincho Alegranza ‎(CD, Album) XL Recordings, Young Turks XLCD361 US 2008
XL CD 361 El Guincho Alegranza ‎(CD, Album, Promo) XL Recordings XL CD 361 US 2008
MIST018 El Guincho Alegranza ‎(CD, Album) Mistletone MIST018 Australia 2008

my copy sounds terrible compared with the cd version, don't buy it...