"Rodrigo y Gabriela" isn't your usual Mexican guitar duo. They don't play Tejano or mariachi music, but flamenco with a serious edge. Their music is at once vibrant, passionate, and thoughtful. All instriumental and all acoustic, although it sometimes does not sound that way. The opening, "Tamacun",evokes a Mexican paradise in its serenity. "Diablo Rojo",with its percussive guitar style, conjures the clicking of an old wooden roller coaster. "Satori",which is the Japanese Zen term for enlightenment/nirvana,is of more a Eastern flavor. "Ixtapa" blends flamenco with gipsy violin; it sounds like a folk song. Rodrigo and Gabriela's covers of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and Metallica's "Orion" are celestial. It's at once edgy flamenco and heavy metal with a gentler sound. Put Flamenco and Heavy Metal in a blender and you get this. Very cool! You will keep coming back to it often. A must for all fans of guitar.
1. Tamacun 3:25 2. Diablo Rojo 4:53 3. Vikingman 4:03 4. Satori 5:04 5. Ixtapa 5:14 6. Stairway To Heavan 4:43 7. Orion 7:44 8. Juan Loco 3:27 9. PPA