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DePedro

14 Sep 2009

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Como El Viento
4:00
2
Don't Leave Me Now
3:58
3
La Memoria
3:56
4
Two Parts In One
3:59
5
Llorona
4:41
6
Te Sigo Sonando
3:35
7
Comanche
3:57
8
Que Puedo Hacer Por Ti?
3:57
9
Equivocado
4:23
10
Tomorrow
5:08
11
Miguelito
4:03

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Sep 2009
  • Release Date: 14 Sep 2009
  • Label: National Geographic
  • Copyright: 2009 EMI Music Publishing Spain under exclusive license to Nat Geo Music
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  • Total Length: 45:37
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  • ASIN: B002OM406W
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,121 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Your new favourite band 16 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD
This is an amazing album. Largely in Spanish with a few lyrics in English it displays the qualities of a songwriter and musician completely in control of his talents. Songs develop an individual style with traces of flamenco, salsa, Stax horns and European folk ballad traditions. The recording is intimate with a very close-miked vocal revealing the sensitive intimacy of the songs. Every song is a gem and, let's face it, how often can you say that? There is nothing manufactured about this music; it is what it is. If you're looking for something new but hugely accessible click purchase right now. I bought it on a spontaneous whim and am now working out if I can afford to buy the rest of them in one go. It's that good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamy, delicious world/indie-ambient/rock-folktronica album from Spain 12 Nov 2009
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Depedro
"DePedro"
(NatGeo Music, 2009)
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A delectable, super-listenable record from Spanish indie scenester Jairo Zavala, from the band Nat Geo. This set mixes traditional Spanish and modern pop influences, with a bit of contemporary freak-folk and mellow-tronic ambient spaciness... If the blend sounds subtly familiar, perhaps you won't be surprised to hear that Craig Schumacher for Calexico is one of Zavala's collaborators on this album, helping sculpt a gentle, evocative sound that will utterly draw you in. This was one of the big happy-surprise records for me this spring, a disc that stayed glued inside my CD player for weeks on end, with several songs that slipped into my dreams at night. Definitely worth checking out. (DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Guide To World Music)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, music - deserves to be a (northern) summer hit 17 May 2010
By Janev - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We first saw Depedro playing before Calexico in Sydney Australia earlier this year. It was heart stopping music - passionate, beautiful and music that stuck in your mind for weeks afterwards. The songs are mainly sung in Spanish, with Calexico's stunning playing a feature. They are different and original and a in a word 'great'. One of those rare CDs with not a single dud song.

This record is a studio version of this experience. It has been on very high rotation at our house since we have bought it. It is just lovely - the singing, the musicianship, the sheer excellence of the music. It is specially suited to playing at night in the summer. It makes one's spirits soar.

The CD features mainly the self penned songs of Jairo Zavala, a well known (in Spain), long time Spanish musician, with assistance from Joey Burns and others of Calexico - in particular, Paul Niehaus on pedal steel guitar and Martin Wenk on trumpet - who have provided some achingly beautiful settings for the songs. Needless to say, Jairo can sing - he has a husky timbre to his voice which adds something fabulous to the songs.

Well done Jairo - you have created a masterpiece which deserves much wider acclaim.

BUY THIS, you won't regret it.

JanevDePedro
4.0 out of 5 stars It's like South of the border Calexico... except... 29 Jan 2013
By Erik J. Malvick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The music is from Spain, and Mexicali is the city south of the border in that region.

The similarity is that the music sounds like something Calexico would have put out and something that wouldn't feel out of place on Carried to Dust. The primary difference is that the lyrics are primarily in Spanish, but if you put the songs alongside any of the Spanish language tracks on a Calexico album, you'd think they are from the same album. I suppose that should be expected... I discovered this album because Calexico produced it, and I wanted to find something similar but different from these guys.

This album may be too similar to a Calexico album, that if you are looking for a deviation from the Calexico sound, you won't find it. Then again, if you like Calexico and think a lot of Spanish lyrics are pleasant, this will be a great album. The only challenge may be if you want to understand the lyrics, and you don't speak Spanish. I really don't speak the language, but I know it well enough to get the idea of each song. It is beautiful music, and generally Spanish is a beautiful language (it is a romance language). Besides the language, the album sounds all Calexico. They perform as the band on most of the tracks and even sing on two of them. The similarities are not subtle like they have been on Calexico's other side projects (Iron and Wine, Neko Case, Amos Lee).

So, while it may sound like I am being critical of the album, it really isn't bad at all. I love the Spanish lyrics. I struggle to find music to accompany my Calexico albums with a similar sound and style but different vocals (English or Spanish). It is difficult to find such things, and this is one that fits the bill better than almost anything I've ever found. And, while the artist is from Spain, don't expect true Spanish style music. It is all Americana and perhaps Mexican in sound and style.
2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to listen to. 13 Dec 2012
By C. Martin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It sounded like the music was struggling to get out. Don't know if it was the artist or the recording.
4.0 out of 5 stars Different feel from his live music 23 Aug 2010
By Sascha - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I saw DePedro when he opened for Federico Aubele in Minneapolis, which is where I picked up this CD. When he performed, it was entirely solo with just a guitar and very compelling, very sexy. The CD was a bit of a surprise after the performance. I expected a little more of the acoustic, raw feeling to come through and felt the music to be overproduced compared to his live performance. However, the CD itself was good to listen to and grew on me over time. I find the DePedro songs fit well in my play lists with Federico Aubele, Thievery Corporation and others. Track #5, Llorona is probably my favorite and most evokes the feel of his live performance.
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