About Ecléctico

"Hearing a new and strange piece of music for the first time often opens a door that you didn't even know was there."
— David Byrne, musician and author of How Music Works

Hey there, I'm Armando. I'm a life-long music lover. I dig listening to the new and old, reading and talking about it, and sharing it with others. That's why Ecléctico exists.

Hi. This is me in a record store in a basement somewhere in Lisbon in 2018.

One evening, my wife and I were wondering what to listening to while we made dinner. The music streaming service we use knows what we like and gives us good recommendations based on our listening habits.

However, we’re adventurous listeners and want to be pushed outside of our comfort zones. That's why I created Ecléctico in June of 2019.


Every weekday morning, Ecléctico delivers a world of music and the best music writing about it to your inbox, one song at a time.

The more music you discover, the more you get in return from your music streaming service. Your playlists, picks, and vinyl/CD purchases will be more diverse, exciting, global, and adventurous. More eclectic.

Hack your ears and algorithms, fellow music lover, and subscribe to Ecléctico. Also, buy music whenever possible.


Ecléctico is produced and published every weekday by Armando Bellmas from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.‌‌‌‌ For membership questions, payments, technical issues, support, or any matters: music@eclectico.org