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Hella Love

Marinero

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  • Hella Love, the Hardly Art debut from Marinero, is an album about closing a chapter. It's Jess Sylvester's grand farewell, and love letter to his hometown and the place he grew up, The San Francisco Bay Area, before relocating to Los Angeles after finishing his debut release. Using the moniker Marinero (which means "sailor" in Spanish), Jess Sylvester was drawn to this name as a means to honor his parent's stories - his father, a sailor, and mother, a Mexican-American who grew up in San Francisco. This record blends many worlds from beginning to end, and as you go deeper it hits harder. It's his goodbye to The Bay. Pulling sonic influences from classic Latin American groups and international composers from the 60's & 70's: Los Terricolas, Ennio Morricone, Esquivel, Carole King and, Serge Gainsbourg Hella Love finds Sylvester fusing classical arrangements with a variety of different genres, evoking a sonic nostalgia blended with other contemporary artists like Chicano Batman, Connan Mockasin, and Chris Cohen.

    Orange Vinyl.

    Hardly Art (2021)
  • 1. Fanfare
    2. Through the Fog
    3. Minuet for the Mission
    4. Nuestra Victoria
    5. Luz Del Faro
    6. Outerlands
    7. Beyond the Rainbow Tunnel
    8. Hella Love
    9. Maritime
    10. Isle of Alcatraz
    11. Frisco Ball
  • Marinero San Francisco based Marinero is a solo project dreamt up by Bay Area artist, Jess Sylvester. Marinero’s music is simmering of lo-fi indie infused with some subtle hints of Latin roots music. In short, it’s a catatonic mixture of long hot sweaty days, and cool candlelit nights. Marinero is an eclectic madman of many sounds and has taken part in groups that delve into a spectrum of genres ranging from punk to sampledelia.

    Francisco Y Madero (the precursor to Marinero) was the start of the evolution of Marinero’s cholo-fi signature style of taking samples of Latin roots music and mixing in some of his very own cosmic pop flavors rooted in bossa nova and Tropicália.
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