Sitting in my Los Angeles home and listening to Alarma while drinking my morning coffee takes my mind to another place. Within 10 seconds of their first single, Cavern of Secrets (Gypsy Love), I feel as if I'm being transported to another time.
Few artists have this affect however, Los Angeles natives Alarma, has a sound that is almost reminiscent of childhood. Their self titled album, World Ignition, has recently been released and you can check it out HERE.
The band's self-titled EP was mostly latin rock in Spanish. After doing a live performance on Fox 11’s Good Day LA, they self-released two full-length albums: “Ripe Conditions" (2014) and "World Ignition" (2016), with more touring and recording on the way.
The alternative rock band blends world ethnic music using globally derived styles. Their music is a melting pot of various cultures such as: Latin, Cumbia, Reggae, Ska, African, and Middle Eastern influences are heard throughout their music. With so many influences on the album you can imagine the various people that are part of the process. Core Members of Alarma include: Pedro Martinez, Alessandro Morosin, Greg Panos, and Eduardo Sandoval with added support from: Richard Esparza, Rito Fonseca, Ulises Rodriguez, and Guillermo Rodriguez.
One of the unique factors that make Alarma so different is their ability to engage the audience. It's high energy, melodic, and just overall catchy. Not to say the lyricism is the best, however a true artist is mastering their craft if they make you feel or think about a certain time in your life by just listening.
While I don't have Alarma on repeat, nor do I need to add it to a playlist, their music is good for what it is - even if it's shortlived.
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