Ekzilo is one of those band that is almost nothing known yet in February 2021! Conscious or unconscious choice to be mysterious I do not know, but fortunately we know something. The band is from Spain Spain and driven by guitarist José Ruiz. Their self-named debut album was released late in 2020, and delivers a rather eclectic blend of progressive rock styles, with a focus on the psychedelic genre.
When I search for the band name, I come across a little more information on a Spanish music zine. The debut album have been a long recording process the band states.
«We started at the end of 2019 and we have had many setbacks, both to rehearse and to record. In this time that we have had to live, we have had to use ingenuity, with other ways of working, using more internet. And we have had many anecdotes: we have sent files to other musicians by mistake, we have forgotten to pick up a musician on the day of the recording, and we have appeared in the studio on the day that it was not and crazy things of that style».
«The album has been recorded and mixed in La Sala De Máquinas at the controls of Manuel Torroglosa, we feel very comfortable with him, he has already known us for a long time and he is an important part of our sound. We have been fortunate to have great musicians with us and we hope that we will continue to work together. Abelix, drummer and percussionist, participated in the December song, leaving his stamp as a huge percussionist. And we have also counted not only as a musician, also as a good friend».
1. Stargazers (2:27)
2. Diciembre (8:51)
3. Ekzilo (8:00)
4. Salaryman (7:05)
5. Cleavage (7:41)
6. La Buhonera (6:24)
Total Time 40:28
José Ruiz – guitars
Pablo Rodríguez – piano, keyboards, vocals
Ángel Veas – bass
Joaquín Periago – drums