Algodón Egipcio, “Los Temas Turbios”

Video by Broken Machine Films

"Los Temas Turbios" translates to "The Murky Issues", which is deceptive, but that's how false cognates work. Just because it looks like turbo, does not mean it has anything to do with auto-juice. Just because the Broken Machine made a Southwestern road trip video for the closing track on Algodón Egipcio's La Lucha Constante LP, still does grant a shared definition between the English turbo and Venezuelan turbios.

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"Los Temas Turbios" is not about boosters, but about the sweet sorrow of parting ways. We're not translating Egipcio's lyrics, but assessing this based upon the song's placement in the tracklisting. It feels like goodbye. It just so happens that goodbyes can be murky issues, which is why the French probably created the word "au revoir", which attaches an "until next time" to the farewell.

Algodón Egipcio's next time comes in the form of a split 7" with El Faro via Acuarela/Club Social/Yoyó Industrias on February 2.

La Lucha Constante is out now on Lefse.

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