Oso Leone’s albums have always been like sketches of what they’re later able to recreate on stage. Built upon countless jam sessions inside an isolated house lost in the Mallorcan countryside, Gallery Love, their new work, sums up the essence of creation in its purest form. The tracks complement each other as they’re played while immersing us, the listeners, in a delicate atmosphere in which anything can happen, without losing a bit of that spark of elegance and sophistication. Out of any prefabricated stylistic formality, Oso Leone have improved their musical language, straightforward and sinuous at the same time, making us realize that there’s something that’s hidden at first sight.
(Listening to Oso Leone is almost like a physical experience. Whether it be through their albums, that are more like sketches, or through their live performance, these Mallorcan musicians manage to get inside you and modify as they please your own vital rhythm. Heartbeats can even be paused or follow the rhythm of an elegant and subtle jam. It’s as if one’s skin got hypnotized.)