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Not bad, but there's no Crystal Frontier here,
This review is from: Feast Of Wire (Audio CD)
Don't get the wrong idea if I say that of the three Calexico albums I own, this is my least favourite. It's certainly not a bad album, not as immediate as Black Light or Hot Rail, and with no hit single as obvious as the delightful Crystal Frontier.
Yet, like every Calexico epic, you can delve into Feast of Wire and come up with tiny gems, small snatches of entrancing music played on whichever instrument fell to hand (eg. Mariachi trumpet, accordian, strings, vibes, even sampled dog barks!), snippets of jazzy club music, folky mid-western songs, spaghetti western theme tunes, you name it! All very atmospheric, redolent of the Tex-Mex bush.