- Audio CD (13 Dec. 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Rubyworks
- ASIN: B004GVP1H6
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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11:11 is the studio follow up album to 2006's Rodrigo y Gabriela, and was produced by Rodrigo and mixed by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Trivium).
Top Customer Reviews
Having collected the albums of Rodrigo Y Gabriela since they first burst onto the music scene, this album is by far and away the most controlled and accomplished, relying on the unbelievable rythmns set up by Gabriela to create the backdrop for Rodrigo to play the melodies over - some at truly breathtaking speeds and others in a more relaxed, almost bluesy setting.
With already over two weeks stuck in my CD player, I am still finding rythmn counterpoints that make your hair stand on end and, while it would be very easy to think that many things can be done to enhance the technical abilities of the players in the studios, just flip over to the DVD and watch these two produce live exactly what they do in the studio - magical, nothing less!
Personal favourites? Yep, every one of the 11 magnificent tracks, which can either be listened to in isolation or as a whole album - truly, what great music is all about....fully deserving the 5 star tag.
needless to say i was not disappointed, the overall sound from just two guitars is rich and complex, something i wouldn't have thought possibly previously and the technicality of their playing is simply outstanding, as a 1st time listener to them i will definitely keep an eye out for any else they will do
By the way the BBC screening of Rodrigo and Gabriela on New Years Eve did not do them justice - the quality of the BBC microphone arrangements for the acoustic of the studio / theatre was in my opinion diabolical, it seems to me a lazy so n so was in charge of those arrangements.
around a fretboard. Magnificently so.
Their rock roots occasionally show through
but the style never loses its pristine shape.
By turns passionate, lyrical, fiery and wildly rhythmical
they look both forward and backward simultaneously in their
assimilation of a rich Mexican/Spanish musical heritage.
The sound palette is extremely varied throughout the project.
The deconstructed traditionalism of 'Logos' displays a strong
abilty to manipulate atmosphere. The contrast between the
electric and acoustic guitar parts is highly effective.
'Santo Domingo' is a playful staccato romp which artfully
combines strummed and percussive elements with elemental skill.
S & Q are joined by Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah (another fine
duo) on 'Master Maqui' with thrilling results.The track contains
some long improvisatory runs which are truly breathtaking.
Rock guitarist Alexander Skolnick's contribution to 'Atman' may well
have helped to raise a few blisters for all three performers.
It is a furiously paced and dramatic piece - A real roller-coaster.
The central electric guitar solo creates a fine sonic frenzy.
Final track 11:11 is a stunner. From its soft shuffling opening
bars the composition moves with considerable rhythmic and melodic
complexity towards an elusive and enigmatic piano-based conclusion.
The CD delivers a very rich and rewarding musical experience.
The accompanying DVD amply illustrates their capacity to deliver
the goods in a live performance as well.
The bonus DVD makes this a great package for die hard fans. This has a short section where they sit and discuss their feelings on their music, performances and their success. You also get an intimate rehearsal performance (shot whilst they were in Paris) where they play 5 tracks from their new album. The part where Rodrigo grabs a glass and plays slide guitar during the track `11:11' is especially good. This has a tour of their new home studio and Rodrigo talks very briefly about the recording process. Lastly there is a tutorial clip where they teach you how to play `Buster Voodoo' and not only is it great for them to share their skill and technique with admiring guitarists, but it also shows the general fan just how skilful and adept they both are. The DVD is an excellent addition to an already awesome album and rounds things off perfectly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Guitar virtuosi in the studio. Never has guitar music been so exciting.Published 9 months ago by Harry
These two are just amazing. What a sound they produce.Published 9 months ago by Christine Sanderson
I am very happy to have both CD and digital version. Excellent album more experimental than the album Rodrigo and GabriellaPublished 9 months ago by Jan-Dinant Schreuder
This time there's a harder edge to the rock influence, which isn't bad, but their gentler melodies truly do it for me; they clearly illustrate that intuitive harmony of Gabriela's... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Barry Jorge