ANCHORD: As a Real Return: LP/CD

The opening track, ingeniously entitled “Intro,” provides two minutes of simple instrumental indie rock, which I find hypnotic and could listen to on repeat for quite some time. What follows does manage to grip me, however, with an occasionally angular yet wholly indie/punk theme prevailing. This is one of those albums which have snuck up on me. Over the course of half a dozen listens, it has attached itself to the inside of my head like a barnacle on a ship’s hull. I feel warmth emanating from the songs, much in the way I do when listening to Samiam, and that is an entirely pleasing sensation. Another fine Spanish band comes to the fore on this excellent label. –Rich Cocksedge (Bcore Disc, mailorder@bcoredisc.com, bcoredisc.com)