Baldemar is a bedroom recording artist from San Antonio, Texas, who recently released Front Porch Doom. It is a lo-fi effort which has inspiring moments as well as certain aspects that didn't seem to work as well. Overall, Baldemar has an indie pop vibe not too far off from Mac Demarco.
He starts with “Fell in Green” which has a pleasant guitar melody. The song is also well written and is a bit of a grower. I was enjoying it more with repeated listens and thought the ending was quite catchy.
“Slow Down” is where he gets into a little bit of trouble. The vocals sometimes get off key during transitions. I liked the music; in fact the chorus reminds me of stripped down Sonic Youth. “Intermission” is kind of like an actual intermission. I actually really enjoyed this song that was under two-minutes. The vocals on this song are great. He sings “when you feel alone when you load a bowl when he left you so cold.”
“Depressed Jim Carrey” doesn't seem to be actually about Jim Carrey but the character he plays in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. There is a bass line in there that gave the song a dance disco vibe which seemed pretty random compared to everything else on the EP. The closing title track is dreamy and felt more like an outro.
Baldemar is certainly showing some potential but could use a tweak in the production department as well as establishing his sound a bit more. Overall, this is still a solid effort and by the looks of it he is a pretty young guy so I’m sure we'll be hearing more in the future.
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