Limited red vinyl LP pressing of this 2000 debut album includes two bonus tracks and digital download. To say that Álex Diez is a tremendous songwriter is to state the obvious. He had already proved it with Los Flechazos and has continued to demonstrate it with every new album he has given us as Cooper. But Fonorama, Cooper’s first album, was more than just great songs; it was a near perfectly collection of them, that fit together perfectly with each other. Maybe it was the fresh energy of starting a new project after the break-up of Los Flechazos, or maybe many of these songs had been locked in a box for ages just waiting to see the light of day, or maybe the new blood in the band (Carlos Torero on drums, McCartney on bass and Mario Álvarez on guitar) was the perfect package to make these songs fly so high. Together, they created the perfect chemical reaction. The thing is, is that 15 years later, Fonorama still has the very same energy and freshness, as if it were the first day. We can talk about thousands of references when we talk about Álex Diez’s music: mod, sixties, rock ‘n roll... But it doesn’t really make sense anymore, as has earned himself a place as a reference himself for all fans of these sounds, and to have the opportunity to rediscover the songs of Fonorama is nothing less than an indescribable pleasure.