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Bari

11 Jan 2005 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 11 Jan 2005
  • Label: Diquela Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2007 Diquela Records (Náquera Compas, S.L.)
  • Total Length: 52:47
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  • ASIN: B001H5WZVY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,516 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A. Skudder TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Feb 2004
Format: Audio CD
Ojos de Brujo made a lot of friends in the UK during 2003, playing a magnificent set at WOMAD which featured in the televised covereage and reached a wider audience that way. They have attracted a lot of favourable coverage in The Guardian, The Observer and other publications and, I think, even won an award in the Radio 3 world music awards.
Well, thats the hype which may make a few curious people look them up on Amazon and get this far, but is the music going to satisfy? You may already have heard about the blend of traditional flamenco and hip hip, and anyone who has heard Manu Chao will know how well that can work, but for me the most important mixture is that of technical skill and energy. In this respect Ojos de Brujo are again similar to Manu Chao, in that the skill transfers better to a studio album than the energy does.
Anyone who has seen this band live might be a little disappointed that it is not as 'sweaty' as they remember - but that is OK: there are bands who show their real selves in the studio and other bands who shine most on stage. That is not to say that this is a bad record, in fact it is a magnificent record, showing that you do not need to crank up a stck of marshalls to make a guitar really work, and you do not need to understand a lyric to be hypnotised by it.
Like a lot of modern Mediterranean music, the influences of North African rhythms are noticeable, maybe this was always the case, but I only notice it now that both African and European music are easier to find in Britain?
Anyway, it does look like there is now a lot more reason to visit Barcelona these days: by all means marvel at the Gaudi architecture and take the tour of the Nou Camp, but spend the evenings looking for the clubs where music like this is being conjured up. And in the meantime have a listen to this CD and the two Manu Chao ones which are available together as a reasonably-priced set.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Is on 2 Aug 2005
Format: Audio CD
OK, maybe it's a farfetched simile, but somehow Bari sounds like an elaborate musical version of a Barcelona graffiti mural. It gives you that same feel of the gritty glamour of Las Ramblas, mixing what to my Nordic ears sounds like straightforward flamenco with hip hop and dub. The result brims with the lust for life that made fellow Barcelones Mano Chao's Ultima Ola such a sleeper hit, though the influences here are less eclectic.
Lead singer Marilla's endearing flamenco croak tells stories of the alegria and malegria of life over the sort of sweaty, spontaneous beats that are best appreciated live. "When you're feeling lost, then listen to a rumba and dance, dance, dance", she sings on the dynamite Ventilador R-80 (or at least I think she does) for instance. It's advice Bari makes you want to head. Suddenly you've got ants in your pants and want to go out dancing till dawn instead of sitting at home moping to your Radiohead CDs.
Other standout tracks are the opener Tiempo De Soleá, where the drama mounts joyously to its conclusion, and the riotous Quien Engaña No Gana with its stiletto-sharp handclaps.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Furthur on 19 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Flamenco has always been a bit of a puzzle for me: highly attractive when sprinkled here and there, usually rebuting when in its normal form. I know there is flamenco I would want to know of but never got the proper introduction.

Ojos de Brujo (trasnlates as Wizzard's eyes) made my lazy quest simple ... and beautiful. Mixing their main Flamenco ingredient with fantastic bass playing, scratch, hip hop, punk rock energy, electornics, topped up with the totally impeccable voice of their female singer and you have a totally winning album.

Make no mistake this is NOT watered-down flamenco, nor is it straight-up Flamenco. For a musically aware generation of music lovers this is the perfect fusion - in a sin frontera world with just the right amount of local roots melded with global beats.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "theblackrider2001" on 29 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
That's what I thought as I stumbled on this band playing a blistering set at WOMAD this year... Given, my spanish is less than elementary, and on first impressions their fusion flamenco style was somewhat hard-edged, there is much to be found underneath.
Seriously good twin guitar work, a subtley brilliant bass man, fluid funky drums and percussion, and the lead lady's voice, that, like the album, work it's way into your conscienceness till you find yourself (trying to) sing along and pre-empting those oh-so-tight rhythmic stabs...
Best moment (at present time) is track no.7 'Ley de Gravedad' (?), a gorgeous piece that is just perfect in it's musical genius shines through in simplicity (think Dave Matthews Band's 'let you down'), in a way that very few bands seem to be able to do...
Even the odd fella doing the rolf harris impression doesn't serve to tarnish this wonderful recording.
This is what this country needs, a bit of life in it's music, even if we can't do it ourselves...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Duncan Newbury on 7 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD
I went to see these guys at a gig in Islington a few years ago and they were fantastic. A crazy melting pot of musical styles (hip-hop, flamenco, Latin, North-African and more) and ideas, all delivered with incredible energy and musical skill, all of which is reflected in this album.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 April 2004
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This is one of the best albums I have heard for a long time. Its mixture of rythms and sounds is astonishing, from Flamenco to hip hop but ALL MIXED TOGETHER!!! You are missing out on a real world music revolution if you don't give it a go!
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