The pieces off this record are sublimely written with influences from Rap to Ska and Reggae this album is a must buy for any music lover!
The vast knowledge of Colombian and Latin music held by the producers has been collated with the musical talents of Latin artist both old and young to create a heartfelt celebration of their musical heritage, recorded at the famous Discos Fuentes studio en Colombia.
Ouvrir la ventana porque este record es muy muy calor!
Not quite Buena Vista Social Club, but an excellent dip into Colombia's percussion-driven music with some skilful and fun musicians. I bought this after seeing Ondatropica live with Quantic at Hay Festival and although it doesn't capture the great atmosphere the band generates live, it's an excellent, lively studio recording that makes great stereo listening. Play it loud!
This is a terrific album. It is the first time I have bought a Quantic album - I will certainly listen to more. But a word of warning. I purchased the 2CD version for not much more than the single CD. The second CD is even better than the first. Don't buy the single version
This I understand, is the latest outing of Will Holland aka Quantic since his move to Colombia. The album is entirely recorded using analogue techniques and this shows in the sound quality. The music is a fabulous blend of latin and funk and really should grace your collection if you are remotely interested in this man and his music.
Never heard of Ondatropica before. A colleague of mine recommended this album to me. It certainly is a successful experiment. Having listened to the old musicians years ago I find it very creative. The mixture of rhythms is excellent and it is great fun. Accostumed to each genre on its own I now enjoy this very interesting experiment. Excellent music even if you do not understand the lyrics.
On first listening this was an OK buy, but the more you listen the more intriguing it becomes. Things are not straightforward, there's a superb re-working of Black Sabbath's Iron Man and I'm sure Willy the Pimp makes an appearance later on. All in all it's a fantastic album and well worth it
This is a really awesome cd, gave it as a gift to a buena vista social club fan hoping they will enjoy it also and it was really a big hit. Very summery vibe, really mellow and easy to listen and enjoy this music..hear it just once and you will be hooked on the first track!