Ultraista released the follow up to their self titled debut album on March 13th, 2020 our on Partisan Records.
For those that choose not to remember, Ultraísta are drummer extraordinaire Joey Waronker (Atoms For Peace, Beck, R.E.M.), the incomparable voice of Laura Bettinson and producer Nigel Godrich.
The first single/video released was the beat heavy and hypnotic “Tin King”.
It was followed by “Anybody”.
The last one released was “Harmony”.
What does the album sound like? It sounds like a Nigel Godrich produced album. If you’re familiar with his work with Radiohead, Thom Yorke solo albums, Beck, Air and more, then you know what a song or album of his sounds like. It’s the sound of 21st century synthpop. Impeccable sounding and produced wall of sound synthpop.
The standout of the album is Laura Bettinson’s voice, as mesmerizing the work from Joey Waronker can be and Nigel’s bass lines are it’s Laura’s voice that makes the album and it makes it glow.
Here’s to hoping that the cancelled shows happen sometime in the not too distant future.
Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.