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La Vida by Mus (Green UFOs)

Austurian may well be a dying Spanish dialect, spoken only in the northern province of that country, but any familiarity with a romance language will grant you entry into the world of La Vida by Mus. But when the atmosphere conjured by songwriter Fran Gayo’s tastefully plucked guitar and Monica Vacas’ sexily shimmering vocals is this otherworldly – akin to an Iberian Mazzy Star – do you really need to know exactly what the words mean? Available from the excellent Seville-based label, Green UFOs (, who have also recently released Part Monster’s Piano Magic and At Swim Two Birds’ Returning to the Scene of the Crime.

First published in Magill, April/May 2008

















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