Ava Luna – Electric Balloon

Recorded and by Ava Luna, Julian Fader & Carlos Hernandez at the Kagan House in Franklin NY and Gravesend Recordings
Mixed by Jimmy Douglass in Miami, FL

Instruments by Julian, Carlos, and the rest of the band

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“Early Talking Heads in a messy mood, Dirty Projectors at their most wayward, the punk looping back around into disco of Contortions and Konk, the front-and-center drum sound of LCD Soundsystem, the emotionally complicated post-soul ballads of Meshell Ndegeocello: That’s some of the stuff the Brooklyn band Ava Luna suggests on its second album, “Electric Balloon” (Western Vinyl). The band includes closely harmonizing female voices (Felicia Douglass and Becca Kauffman) working over and under and in between the lines of the singer Carlos Hernandez, who sings both soft and overwrought, like a soul man deconstructing soul men. The record keeps pulsating from one energy to another, suggesting art project and ritual.”
-New York Times