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Debut Album from ESL Music's prodigy,
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This review is from: Gran Hotel Buenos Aires (Audio CD)
Forgive the cliche, but there really aren't enough superlatives for this album, so I won't bore you with failed attempts. Just buy it.
To anyone who gets off on the more organic, dub-inflected sounds of ESL Music's catalogue, this is one you simply must own.
Imagine Thievery Corporation catching up with label-mate and former collaborator Desmond Williams, somewhere in Argentina late one Sunday afternoon. After a few Bombay Sapphires in a quiet smoky back room, they find themselves jamming along with a gifted young Spanish-classical guitarist and his entourage of sultry-sounding female vocalists, the dub-meter turned way up high. Luckily for you, a recording of the session finds its way into their luggage, and back at the ESL ranch it gets tweaked, squeezed through the echo chamber, honed and refined, and stuck on wax. The results not only stand up alongside Thievery Corp's own albums, but - almost impossible to imagine, this - they actually surpass them.
Trust me, once you've heard this, however long it takes for the next Aubele album to surface, it'll be too long.