The carnivals that I remember as a child were filled with a lot of cheap games, sad looking roadies, and miserable, smelly petting zoos that I never went remotely near. Fortunately for me, Galactic’s latest, Carnavale Electricos, makes up for all of those pathetic festival attempts. It sounds exactly like the title suggests: an electric night of festivities that’s flashy and vibrant with hard rhythms and grinds. On this release, Galactic truly winds its way through a plethora of genres and sounds, including soul, hip hop, and funk, amongst many others. If Carnivale Electicos were an actual destination, the stuffed animal prizes would be replaced with real guns and go-go dancers, roadies by wacked out, hyperactive freaks of all varieties, and the petting zoo might include a shortlist of several sharks, wolverines, and snakes. Carnavale Electricos arrived just at the right time, as summer starts to set in and we leave the feel of winter musk till next year. This really is a good album, and I’d recommend checking out a copy very soon if I were you. (Anti-, anti.com)Victoria King
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