As the cover by master watercolorist Joe Cartwrtight seems to suggest, Mirakler is a study of light. The light outside and the light within. The light JMW Turner so incessantly pursued in his paintings. The light of extraordinary events or maybe the simple joy of a summer evening on a small seaside town. It's for the listener to decide.
Lucho's songs have often been described as "having a sense of wonderment", equal parts childlike and zen. Mirakler probably builds the ultimate case for those kinds of statements: never before have Lucho's painstakingly arranged layers of guitars sounded so radiant or the emotions so stirred. The compositions flow with a purpose that never lets go, from the tension-building, arresting "Poledouris" to the eternal return that is "Vostok 6". In between those two, mysteries abound.
This is music for open spaces, bright watercolors and wind chimes. Go ahead. Bask in the sunlight.