Life's a Trap

by Baby Scream

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Within the confines of this compact octet of self penned songs that we are exposed to an array of lyrical gymnastics mixed with acoustic excellence in a release which balances the philosophical with personal angst within a framework of catchy tunes and impressive production. As you listen to "Life's A Trap" for the second, third and fourth time (and thereafter), you feel the influence of Bowie, Lennon and Bolan and even our beloved Jeff Lynne/ELO (as the intricate arrangements within my fave track "Climbing Down" ably demonstrate) throughout what is a quite remarkable, compact and precise piece of work. A lovely record and well worth the $7 asking price. (9/10) . Elobeatlesforever (U.K.)

Baby Scream are in the house and eight perfectly crafted acoustic driven slices of power pop is the order of the day - and you just know its gonna be winning you over before you reach the fourth bar. - Uberrock (U.K.)

Once again Argentinian artist Juan Pablo Mazzola brings us his latest musical vision with producer Nick Schinder. Often compared to John Lennon due to his similar sounding timbre and subject matter, and the opener “Life’s Better When U R High” is no exception.

The simple guitar strums are supported by light strings on “The Ballad Of Music Biz” where Juan Pablo laments he’ll “never make the cover of Rolling Stone” and other assorted depressing musings. Thankfully the tempo swings up as the lyrics get bizarrely sweet on “Climbing Down” about the joys of fatherhood. The next several songs concentrate on the regrets of lost youth, very much in the spirit of Harry Nilsson. As he says on “Midnight Snack” it’s not the end, but “life is about beers and weed.” Chill out with this one. - Powerpopaholic (U.S.A.)

Juan Pablo Mazzola continues to revel humorously, and brilliantly, in the bitterly sardonic on this eight-track tale of regret, boredom, disappointment, disgust and (occasional) happiness. Life’s A Trap is somewhat laid back in comparison to Mazzola’s prior efforts, and is perhaps best played at the end of an evening that failed to live up to expectations. - Pop That Goes Crunch (U.S.A.)

Juan Pablo Mazzola's Baby Scream has been responsible for some great Power Pop for a decade now, way back to 2007's Monsters EP. Argentina isn't that well known for Pop, but Baby Scream may just change that impression. His voice at times, reminds me of Per Gessle with more feeling, but the music is wonderfully late 60's early 70's. Great harmonies, gentle well played riffs, all in all a great listen.
The album is a bit top heavy on a more melancholic sound which suits Mazzola's voice, but perhaps it could do with a little more of up tempo songs similar to the opener. However, that's a minor quibble and it doesn't stop this album from being one of the more pleasant things I've listened to this year. - I Don't Hear a Single (U.S.A.)

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released August 23, 2016

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Baby Scream Valencia, Spain

Baby Scream is a music project orchestrated and led by Juan Pablo Mazzola, the project was conceived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2002. Juan has worked with a multitude of producers such as, Sebastian Rubin (Grand Prix), Rino Rafanelli (Sui Generis, Color Humano), Muddy Stardust (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Col. Parker) and Nick Schinder (The Child, Deep River Running). ... more

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