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Luis Mojica – How A Stranger Is Made [Review]

Luis Mojica – How A Stranger Is Made [Review]

Luis Mojica of Rasputin fame has released his second studio album ‘How A Stranger Is Made’.

Luis Mojica is a truly intriguing singer-songwriter and ‘How A Stranger Is Made’ reflects his enchanting aura. The album also features production from Mercury Prize winning producers David Baron (Bat For Lashes, Peter Murphy, Lenny Kravitz, The Lumineers) and Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes, Dan Mangan), as well as mixing by three-time Grammy award-winning producer Justin Guip (Levon Helm).

The LP is intimate and empathic – a beautiful tapestry of piano-driven songs that quite intimately express his healing journey through shamanism, sexuality, trauma and ecstatic joy. Not long ago Mojica revealed his new self-produced video for ‘City Friends’. Earlier, he previewed the enchanting video for the first single ‘The Ranger’.

‘How A Stranger Is Made’ features 11 piano-based songs that incorporate the wurlitzer, celesta, harpsichord, organ, saxophone, percussion and a rich texture of backing vocals that display Luis’ wide 3+ octave vocal range.

This record follows Luis’ journey into the deep parts of his mind and heart, as he faces and transforms unresolved pain into bliss and freedom. Sexuality, male identity, betrayal, love, and spirituality, particularly shamanism, are consistent themes on the record. The songs are very personal, as if taken from the artist’s personal journals.

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