Bob Lazy is Borja González-Ayllón's musical project (Valencia, SP). His development and training as a musician was gestated in the days he worked as a dj and drummer and in bands, clubs and live music jams. Later, he started his own business, La Vitti Bar, that soon became a reference of nightlife and live music in Valencia.
During that time and motivated by the creative impulse to compose, he changes the drumsticks and the turntables for an old spanish guitar and began to sketch songs that he recorded on his phone. With no band, no previous tests, jump into the void driven by the romantic idea of making them come true and contacted Paco Loco to produce his first album from that material.
This is how Rock | Love | Truth was born; 12 songs framed in the pop, soul and revival styles, very influenced by textures, sounds and melodies of the late 60s and early 70s, years which he considers one of the aesthetic peaks of popular music. The album was self-edited and enjoyed a great reception in the local media that defined it as "candidate songs to the prize for the perfect pop song" or "an LP wrapped in classic fragrances, inspiring and completely addictive". Some went further by talking about "the great hope of contemporary pop" or "a massive multicolored pop." Of course, they are wrong. The reach is much bigger.
About his 2nd album recently released, La Vitti Bar, the local media said:
"The Valencian musician trusts Paco Loco again with the production of his second album. Twelve songs, which are faithful to the style that he introduced in his 2017 debut, remain aligned with the revival trail of the most analog pop-rock".
"Bob Lazy is the musical project led by Borja González-Ayllón, an admirer of the albums made in the late sixties and early seventies. The reinterpretation of this musical legacy - which the artist mixes without prejudice with other genres and more contemporary rhythms - has given rise to the set of songs that we can find in his second album, La Vitti Bar, which will be released on November 15 in vinyl format and streaming platforms".
"As he already did on his debut album Rock | Love | Truth (2017, self-published), the Valencian musician once again has the mastery of Paco Loco at the controls, who records, mixes and produces at ease. They also repeat Charlie Mysterio on bass and Marcos Zoso (Yo Diablo) on guitar".
"The title of the LP borrows the name of a well-known bar that Borja owned, and whose experiences served as inspiration to compose many of the cuts of an album that is both a tribute and farewell to that stage of his life. Some songs are supported by sweet and languid melodies, others are more lysergic, and some seem to slide shyly towards the dance floor".
"La Vitti Bar is, in short, the exercise of bright and vitalist pop of a musician who has found his own voice based on the old sounds of the genre´s greats".
The first video-single, Until the Summer, is the first preview of this LP. A more contemporary song, inspired by the Californian pop of his admired John Frusciante and in which -in the author´s words - the efforts to manage fear of third people in long distance relationships, are revealed.
"His second video-single, 18h Century Lovers, is a naive and sublimated search for the way of composing and producing John Lennon and Phil Spector respectively. A total whim that includes a "Beethoven" ending and a “Kubrick” atmosphere. Sounds, references and aesthetics that are now 50 years old and seem more valid than ever. The 60s, prodigious years of which it is impossible to stop absorbing and inspiring and, according to Borja: “they take advantage”.
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