CANAL IRREAL: Self-titled: 12” EP

Sep 16, 2021

Well, fuck. Martín Sorrondeguy was already pantheon-level for me because of his work in Los Crudos and Limp Wrist, and he’s upped the considerable ante with Canal Irreal. On this record, he joins up with members of Sin Orden, adding his distinct vocal delivery to a batch of tracks incorporating minor, dissonant chords and chilly synth tones. Lyrics are in both English and Spanish, and despite the change of sonic palette are no less confrontational than previous bands (take “Glazed,” the lyrics of which read “he shot in my face/and I love it”). A tremendous album start to finish. –Michael T. Fournier (Beach Impediment)