The first release of the band. Mira can be considered Vetusta Morla‘s first “professional” recording. Produced by the group and Angel Luján, it includes six tracks, plus a bonus track, including recordings of the band’s first live performance at The Radio 3 Concerts.

With a total of seven songs, four live and three studio recorded, Vetusta Morla reaffirms themselves with a handful of ethereal melodies that are perfectly adapted to the sonic nuances reached by Pucho‘s very personal voice. The band drunk from the diverse influences, the most obvious reference is found in established English groups such as Coldplay, Stereophonics (in their quietest moments) but also, and especially in Pucho‘s voice, there is something of what Los Piratas were, that great group already extinct.

The song that opens the album, “Año Nuevo”, is a good example of the group’s ability to create delicate and deeply melodic pieces. “Valiente”, another of the songs recorded in the studio, begins with a rhythmic base in the Dandy Warhols style that is lost among the roar of furious guitars. “La Gravedad” and “La Marea” are the calmest and most restful songs of the entire Ep. The stupendous “Taxi”, recorded live, moves wrapped in harmonies with continuous nods to the wild roars emitted by Thom Yorke, singer of Radiohead. The acoustics “Al Respirar” and a theme added as a bonus track are responsible for closing the new adventure of Vetusta Morla.

The EP Mira revolves around complex lyrics that, although brilliant, fail to conquer the poetic peak of other greats on the national scene such as Maga, El Niño Gusano or Sr. Chinarro. The music of Vetusta Morla grows with each listen, it gets inside you without realizing it until you discover, at some point, mentally humming any of its sharp melodies that your head will take a long time to forget.

Mira’s artwork was done by Pucho himself. The picture on the cover of the disc seems to show the surprise of the musicians themselves from their success.