The 2016 album Doble Imperfecto is meant as a double album with two different sites: 10 vocal tracks on the A site and 10 instrumental tracks on the B site. However, these two different facets of the ensemble are placed on one CD (disadvantage of modernity). With the engagement of Laura Cardini as their regular singer, San Telmo Lounge is able to follow their intention to combine a “piazzolaesc esthetic with influences of British pop and rock music”, as Martin Delgado explains.
The arrangements are simple and straightforward, but nevertheless filigree and graceful. Cardini´s gentle and ‘airy‘ voice fits perfect to the likeable songs with their beautiful melodies (listen to Vida Partida). Since several years I salute Delgado´s abilities to write songs with intelligent melodies which find their way to the listener´s heart. However, I am unsure which site of the ensemble I like best – the A or B site? The good news is, you can have them both for one!