Carlos Siles - cd - FyN-36
"Cuántas veces habré
intentado que jueges conmigo"
“Cuántas veces habré intentado que juegues
(How many times I tryed you play with me)
“When we’re in front an artist who perfectly
combines excellent lyrics,elaborated rhythms and very guessed
right and on all a unique and very characteristic voice, we do
not have more to waver before its greatness" (Tolo Leal,
If to that we added the enigmatic cover with which CARLOS SILES
presents his disc to us "How many times I tryed you play
with me", it is clear that al cellophane around the CD has
left few seconds of life...
“I understand songs as colors...”
What we’ll find when we listent it?
11 songs, all they composed by CARLOS SILES (Granada, October
25th 1984), a young person who in the last times has taken control
of a name in the Madrid venues circuit. That it is himself who
introduces to us in its songs...
"I understand the songs like colors. I think that to each
song a color corresponds to him. In fact I think that to almost
everything a color corresponds to him "," sometimes
seems that we have put him voice to a movie sound track, and one
realizes of which even so, she is popular and people react as
she reacts in front a sound track, producing moods ". CARLOS
SILES has put two already music to short movies and a documentary
It’s important to say that We’re not in front a normal
songwriter, the thematic one of the songs, the atmosphere, the
loudness, the scene, even the chosen support of keyboard - piano
and violoncello, locate him beside the intimist and elegant side
of the indie scene.
Cello & piano contribute to an unique and
At the CD and also live, CARLOS have as mates: Javier "Coke"
Fernandez (keyboard, piano and vibraphon) and Elena Perez (violoncello)
"She’s unique improvising and conforming themselves
to any song at the most original way".
“In the disc there are xylophones, organs, violoncello
glisandos, guitars with nut... everything very apparently infantile,
but with darker evolutions. You will find roots from the Beatles
of the most lysergic time, or to Elliot Smith in the treatment
of the almost invisible doubles voices of many of the songs, but
keeping almost always sometimes a sound close to Neil Diamond
or things like that". "the production is dangerous,
right, and we go to a reduced audience, not because we want, but
music is there".
If you ask him for who do influence to him, He will say you: Elliott
Smith, Jorge Drexler, Rufus Wainwright, Christina Rosenvinge or
Radiohead, without forgetting to The Beatles, "When I was11
years old I wanted to make songs like the Beatles", "enchant
the classic brush-strokes ones to me in modern music, I decided
to include violoncello by the song Eleanor Rigby". On the
other hand press, contributes with new points of view: "with
clear influences that go from The Beatles to Los Piratas, Carlos
Siles obtains next to his band a style closer to the british pop
of the 60 than to the classic ones of the song of Spanish author"
“Tobogán” (1st hit single)
caught you & touch your skin”
It is difficult to fall in love with just one song... "Tobogán"
(first hit single), "Cenicienta", "Baila Nena",
or the game of words of "Cuadradorredondo", all has
something catches and that touch your skin.... "the lyrics
and the songs have inevitably childhood reminiscences, falls,
flights, jumps... and the atmosphere usually begins like something
innocent or infantile becoming to something dark".
In this disc, Carlos could have had collaborator and to the time
Zahara: It finishes signing with Universal and is recording with
Carlos Jean. Although now she lives in Barcelona and she has created
a band with the keyboards of Love of Lesbian and more well-known
people, in Madrid and Granada are an institution of the indie
Luis Ramiro: After 1er disc in Sony (Cometa Record), she has recorded
2º with Pancho Varona.
Aroah: The press and the world of folk in Spain have it in great
consideration from their first disc.
Ginés Martinez: Battery of Cooper and Paul Collins.
The disc is produced by Antonio Astray that hoards a great experience
recording live to many indie groups of Spain and has produced
to Felix Arias (Half of Lovely Luna together to Xoel López)
to Paul Collins...
And from where has left CARLOS SILES?
We have already said that he was born in Granada (Spain), at
14 years old began to compose songs, but that did not go until
left to study towards Madrid, when it began to show them al public
in the scenes of the most important clubs in Madrid and some escape
by the rest of Spain, all it gave like result one first demo in
In live, besides to offer its own songs, they have been possible
to him to listen to very personal covers of songs by Jorge Drexler,
The Turtles or of The Temptations.
CARLOS SILES will show his disc "Cuántas veces habré
intentado que juegues conmigo" in Clamores Club (c/. Alburquerque,
14) in Madrid next the May 7th.
"Because now it is impossible to lie down for back. It is
a necessity. A vice ".