When the sun is burning down, everyone is happy about a bit of shade. Still, most people automatically associate darkness, evil and generally negative things with the thought of a shadow – but then again ‘most people’ haven’t listened to Sunshadows, The Echocentrics’ coup de main, yet. The album is simply great, without exception, and every point proving it is already made in the intro: melodies, mysterious voices and a slight idea of a beat starting exactly when the actual track is already ending, give an adequate impression of what is to be expected from the whole record. It’s a mixture of World-music, Downtempo and Afro-Brazilian-Funk, while the microphone has the honour of presenting the very talented and beguiling voices of the ladies Tita Lima and Natalia Clavier. One being from Brazil, one from Argentina, both somehow connected to the U.S., it is not surprising that the vocals in seven of the 14 tracks are sung in a mixture of these three languages. The mastermind behind it all is Adrian Quesada, who is not only founder of bands like Grupo Fantasma, Ocote Soul Sounds and Brownout, but was also nominated for two Grammys along the way. The Echocentrics fit perfectly into the Ubiquity-Roster and present a light, well listenable soundtrack for sunny days, somehow sounding like a mixture between Quantic und Ennio Morricone.