Kulturkatzenjammer is the new album from Pajaro Sunrise, the musical project led by Yuri Méndez Jr. Yuri wrote, played, arranged, sang, mixed and produced everything except the drums on a couple of songs. The production on this album is less classic and more contemporary than earlier Pajaro Sunrise albums, which were praised by Uncut, Q and Monocle among many others.
The sound has moved away from the American folk of his previous work and come closer to electronica, which sometimes adds emphasis, and sometimes completely leads the show. However, what hasn´t changed is the quality of the songwriting. Whether ensconced in electronic sounds or stark and naked, Yuri´s songs are brilliant, moving, brimming with emotion and this, without a doubt, is the Pajaro Sunrise signature.