Monday, November 19, 2007

Latin Playboys

David Hidalgo and Louie Perez of Los Lobos hooked up with Tchad Blake and producer Mitchell Froom for this side project, a twisted and avant-garde take on roots music. Latin Playboys draw from blues, border music, experimental studio trickery, and cinematic sound textures on their ambitious self-titled 1994 album. All of the material was composed by Hidalgo and Perez, and shows a considerably more experimental direction than their work with Los Lobos. Dose (followed in 1999) is another complex sonic architecture layering electronic effects, guitar fuzzes, orchestral snippets, loops of exotic percussions, piano figures, eccentric keyboards.

Bimbo's 365 Club, 28.03.1999
01. Mira! 02. Chinese Surprize 03. Ten Believers 04. Mustard* 05. Ironsides 06. Latin Trip* 07. Crayon Sun 08. If 09. Dose 10. Viva La Raza* 11. Cuca's Blues 12. Manifold de Amour* 13. Same Brown Earth 14. Locoman > 15. Toro 16. (Crowd/Tuning) 17. Palatero* 18. Forever Night Shade Mary.
* with Lisa Germano on violin

mp3 @ 256 kbps
>> download part 01
>> download part 02

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