Cigarettes After Sex (El Paso, Texas, 2008) are an anomaly. They are an invention of Greg González that has been analyzing his particular vision of the most intimate personal relationships (physically and spiritually) with a very disturbing, exciting and beautiful musical concept in equal parts. No artifice. Marking the cadence of the rhythms to the minimum expression, making everything explode around him with measured percussions, guitars, keyboards, and basses in perfect harmony without fills and without frills. Everything is at the mercy and accompanying an addictive voice which conquers your heart and influence without remedy, whispering delicate and descriptive lyrics that are generating a whole legion of fans. In his music we barely can find any referent to talk about them. Maybe the only appropriate reference to talk about is Mazzy Star, but we would not do justice to either one or the other.