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5.0 out of 5 stars For every discernable music appreciator, 16 Sep 2005
This review is from: Re-Foc (Audio CD)
If a new listener, Diem will probably capture you first, as it is quite easy to catch the hooks.
But every track deserves its place on this album, with the instrumentation and skill up to top knotch these Mexicans are truly blessed with fast fingers.
Of course half the compositons are based around Metallica's well balanced riffs, yet it's what the two guitarists take from that band to make their own is the key factor. I have heard Rodrigo and Gabriela play Wish You Were Here, Stairway to Heaven, One, Orion etc, yet how they turn these songs to their style is amazing.
Sangre y Ritmo is infected with superbly mixed chords, while Foc is their trademark track; featuring frenetic and fast guitar playing - described by the pair as "crazy."
Even if you listen to this album and say "It's too Spanish," give it another while to grow on you and make you realise that really, there is no genre available yet to describe the music. It isn't Spanish, it isn't flamenco, it isn't rock, it isn't jazz, it isn't post anything, and it hasn't been done before.
They also can't read muisc!
And I've seen them 4 times!
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Initial post: 30 Nov 2012 02:19:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Nov 2012 02:20:21 GMT
I found this review interesting and informative. Having just seen Rodrigo & Gabriela live in concert for the first time, I agree with etienne42's opinion that there's no genre yet available to describe their music. The concert I saw was brilliant - it was great to hear two such outstandingly talented musicians, they put on a really exciting show !
Interesting that they can't read music - but that doesn't matter ,they are so gifted they can play their guitars brilliantly with their eyes shut !
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