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On her seventh album, Natalia Lafourcade deepens her romance with the classics of Latin American song, particularly the sounds and voices of her native Mexico’s golden era. The affair began in 2012, when the folk/pop singer-songwriter released Mujer Divina, a collection of her interpretations of songs by the famed Mexican singer and composer of boleros Agustín Lara. She doubled down in 2015 with the critically acclaimed, Latin GRAMMY sweeping, Hasta la Raíz, which took musical cues from legends such as Lara and Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra. Written after a breakup, that album was about looking to her roots as a means of returning to herself in order to begin the process of renewal. The subtext, made clear on the song “No Más Llorar” (“No More Crying”), is…
…that she wished this same healing for her often troubled country as well.
As its title suggests, Musas, the follow up to Hasta la Raíz, is dedicated to the musicians and artists who have been inspiring Lafourcade through this period of her career and has much the same subtext as its predecessor. It includes songs by Lara, Parra and Venezuelan songwriter Simón Díaz, all of whom have passed on, some quite recently. Like Hasta, Musas is masterfully produced, and features exquisite performances. The album was recorded with the guitar duo Los Macorinos, now in their eighties, who frequently collaborated with beloved ranchera singer Chavela Vargas, who died in 2012.
The album also includes songs written or co-written by Lafourcade, and they stand up remarkably well beside the work of Latin America’s all-time greats. In fact, two tracks she wrote alone are the clear standouts: the achingly sweet opener “Tu Si Sabes Quererme,” and the enchanting “Rocio de Todos Los Campos,” which has for its muse Lafourcade’s friend, Mexican actress and dancer Rocío Sagaón who passed away in 2015.
It’s no coincidence that the album’s muses are artists of an earlier generation who are now gone. As soothing to the ear as its acoustic arrangements are, Musas has an urgency of purpose about it. Lafourcade sifts the language of these enduring songs, made before she was born, like an archaeologist sifting for bone fragments. She is driven to celebrate this music, but also to learn from it, before it slips too far into the past.
[Label: Manana Records | Cat#: MANANA002LP]
Title: El Dorado
Label: Ace Entertainment, Sony Music
Style: Pop, Latin, Reggaeton
Release Date: 25-05-2017
Format: CD, Album
Quality: 320 Kbps/Joint Stereo/44100Hz
Tracks: 13 Tracks
Size: 109 Mb / 00:44:05 Min
Artist: Chris Norman | Album: Some Hearts Are Diamonds | Released: 1986 | Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop | Country: United Kingdom | Duration: 00:37:11
Progressive salsa; vintage Afro-disco; Sean Kennedy joins me and plays artists who'll be appearing at the SuperNova International Ska Festival this weekend in Fredericksburg
Artist: Low Roar | Album: Death Stranding | Released: 2017 | Genre: Downtempo | Country: US | Duration: 00:10:36
Artist: John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers | Album: Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton | Label: London Records - LC 50009 | Released: 1966/1977 | Genre: Blues, Rock | Country: UK | Duration: 00:37:54
Artist: Rammstein | Album: Paris | Label: Vertigo/Capitol | Catalog #: 5745089 DE | Released: 2017 | Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, Industrial | Country: Germany | Duration: 01:57:19
Artist: The Night Flight Orchestra | Album: Amber Galactic | Released: 2017 | Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock, AOR | Country: Sweden | Duration: 00:55:07
Artist: VA | Album: Melodic Vocal Trance 2017 | Label: RNM Bundles | Catalog #: RNM 160 | Released: 2017 | Genre: Trance | Country: International | Duration: 01:34:37
Patterns of Consciousness
(Important Records, 2017)
In 2016, producer Ian Brennan traveled to Ukerewe, the largest inland island in Africa, which can only be reached by an overpacked four-hour ferry ride. It is a place so remote that historically people often traveled there to abandon their children with albinism and now serves as a haven for many with the condition.
320 kbps | 179 MB | LINKS
Planetarium is an album co-composed by four musicians: Bryce Dessner, James McAlister, Nico Muhly, and Sufjan Stevens. Flanked by a string quartet and a consort of seven trombones, this unique collaborative ensemble has assembled an expansive song cycle that explores the Sun, the Moon, the planets and other celestial bodies of our solar system (and beyond) through soundscape, song, science and myth.
The subject of the album is not just the wilderness of outer space, but the interior space of human consciousness and how it engages with divinity, depravity, society and self—what does it mean to be human? This existential question rings clear from the opening lyric: “What’s right and what’s wrong?” The 75 minutes of music that follow provide a complex thesis: to be human is to be a total mess. The result of this creative alliance is a musical and aesthetic journey as far-reaching as its subject: from lush piano ballads to prog-rock political anthems, curious electronic back-beats to classical cadenzas, the vast musical styles seek to explore the diversity and mystery of our cosmos.
Planetarium is a concept album that occasionally gives way to ambient interludes and majestic brass chorales, buttressed by a percussive drive that keeps the momentum skyward. In spite of all the experimentation in sound and style, Sufjan’s vocals provide a clear and coherent center of gravity. The album includes some of his most diverse vocal performances to date (from soft hush to guttural scream), and whether he’s singing through effects pedals, vocoders, auto-tune or not, his voice delivers an ambitious flight map through the cosmos.
Title: 35 Anni Di Grandi Successi
Label: Sony Music Entertainment Italy S.p.A.
Style: Blues, Soft Rock, Indie, Synthpop, New Wave, Blue-Eyed Soul
Release Date: 01-05-2017
Format: CD, Compilation
Quality: 320 Kbps/Joint Stereo/44100Hz
Tracks: 74 Tracks
Size: 693 Mb / 05:00:26 Min
320 kbps | 81MB | LINKS
02. Licence to Farm
03. Hearts Gone Crazy
04. Mind of a Man
05. Long Way Back Again
06. Country Song
07. Huntin’ for Fun
08. Bad Boy Boogie
09. Fire in Muskogee
Title: Extended Parts Rhythm Club January
Label: Promo Only Ltd
Style: Power Pop, Post-Grunge, Merengue, Mambo, Bachata, Electropop, Indie Dance, Tropical, Hip-House, UK Garage
Release Date: 01-05-2017
Format: CD, Promo, Compilation
Quality: M4A/Joint Stereo/44100Hz
Tracks: 100 Tracks
Size: 2530 Mb / 06:02:18 Min
320 kbps | 114 MB | LINKS
The Unthanks are a traditional folk trio from the Tyne and Wear region in the north east of England. Diversions Volume 4 is a collection of recordings of the songs and poems of Molly Drake, the mother of 70s folk artist Nick Drake.