Los Amigos Invisibles – The New Sound of Venezuelan Gozadera

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The best latinoamerican funky group! Seriously, if you like good funky shit this is definitely the band that you have to listen to!  And the album “The New Sound of Venezuelan Gozadera” is the one that put them on the map.

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This Venezuelan Band has its origin on the year 1997 when they produced their first album but with not much success, but in they had the lucky to be listened by an ex member of the Talking Heads:David Byrne, he liked their sound and make them sign for his label. Since then the trip whas amazing for “Los Amigos Invisibles” and they demonstrated their talent with this album.

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The best songs from the album are “UltraFunk” -a fresh sound with sounds from the funk of the seventies-, “Sexy” – an incredible journey into the disco funk music – “, “Las Lycras del Avila” – a very relaxing trip to the beach, one of my favorites i have to say- “Cachete a Cachete” – a sexy tune, a good one actually, my kind of tune- and the incredible “Ponerte en Cuatro” – this is a very special song for me, i listened it when i was 10 years old and since then i discovered that the vibe that the most liked me was the funk! The disco! This one is so perfect, so funky! You have to listen this!!! “Cha chaborro” – a chachachá, can you believe it? This band is so eclectic  that you can have funk and chachacha in the same album! And this one is a classic chachachá -.

This album is a very good trip to the funky disco sound, one that you will love and enjoy so much that you will become addicted to this kind of music. Give it a try, i leave the link here.

Los Amigos Invisibles – The New Sound Of Venezuelan Gozadera (download link)

Amy Winehouse – Frank

Hello world out there; to continue with the discography from Amy Winehouse (that is not as extensive for the reasons we all already know) this time I will analyze his debut album called “Frank”. This title alludes to the nature and tone of Amy’s lyrics on the album. The album had received very good reviews and critics, one of the most remarkable was the one from Billboard: “a stellar album” and said that Winehouse’s vocals are “wobblier than now, yet still astounding”.

About this album Amy said in an interview:  “When I say ‘Frank’s in there and I don’t care,’ that is literally a Frank Sinatra CD. He bought me it for Christmas and I was putting all his stuff in a box, like his T-shirt that I used to sleep in. He bought me Frank Sinatra’s In The Wee Small Hours – ironically, cos it’s one of the classic heartbreak albums of all time. Frank as a title for the album is a good word, It is frank… Dunno. Maybe with more time I would have come up with a better title, Sinatra had an emotional connection with music. That was his thing. He had the tone in his voice. But singers? I know a hundred singers that piss on Frank. And musicians. And just as a person: he was an arsehole. But he had an emotional connection to songs that touched everyone, women, men, soldiers”. So with the name of the album we can expect what it comes inside I guess. Without further adieu let’s start:

01. Stronger Than Me (Intro): Great intro! The voice of Amy shines because her up and downs in notes, and the reaching of very high notes. She is accompanied by an excellent band that plays blues; excellent drums, guitar riff, even saxo and a trumpet!The solo at the minute 3 is just amazing! One of the best songs in the album 5/5

02. You Sent Me Flying: A piano and some rain effects, with the voice of Amy performing an excellent song! The beginning of the song has the style of a jazzy song, but then becomes RnB!!! With Djs scratch even!! And the piano in the background!! Just breathtaking!!! Great!!! Another 5/5

03. Know You Now: Hard bass and drums at the start, with birds in the background in an uptempo beat. This reminds me of a Bossa Nova style of song again! The performance of Amy is just incredible! The voice is great! As the song goes on enters a guitar riff and another instruments like flute, just incredible!! 5/5 

05. I Heard Love Is Blind: This song is one of my favorites of the album for his lyrics. It has excellent lyrics that make you think about an infidelity and what is love really, all of this involved with the perfect voice of Amy, no drums in this song just guitar riffs and bass. This song is excellent for the aura that creates. Perfect! 5/5 

06. Moody’s Mood For Love: I don’t know if are the headset that I’m using but the instruments in this song are incredible: a piano, a saxo, a bassline arrangement, a bass guitar, drums and some instruments that are used in reggae too. The voice of Amy sounds relaxed in a downtempo song with the style of bossa and jazz. Perfect! 5/5. 

15. Brother: This song has an excellent beginning with a dj scratch and a heavy drum in the background, and then the voice of Amy enters with a relaxed and soft note. She plays with the plasticity in the notes creating a song that transmits a relaxing atmosphere. The touches of the guitar with the arrangement in the bass line are just perfect to create an atmosphere in a morning at the beach or any Sunday morning when you wake up relaxed. Great! 5/5

16. Mr. Magic (Through the Smoke): The guitar riff solo at the beginning announces a very funky song. Then the bass and the voice of Amy enter generating an excellent mix of guitar riffs bassline an voices (vocal accompaniment is performed by Amy too). This song has a very jazzy funky style with a normal tempo. The end of the song with trumpets closes the song in a fantastic way. Excellent!! 5/5

When I start to make the review for this album I do not expect to find too many good songs because it was the debut album of Amy, but there is a lot of excellent jazzy funky style of songs that are just brilliant. There are bad songs too but the songs that are excellent make me wanna repeat and repeat that track and don’t make me feel tired of it. The album has a style of “glossy admixture of breezy funk, dub and jazz-inflected soul” that is just breath taking.

 

Download: Jamiroquai – The Return of the Space Cowboy

Hello again! I’m bringing to you this time one of my favorites artists, Jamiroquai! and the best album that they have been released (in my opinion). The Return of the Space Cowboy is the second album and here we can listen the best of the acid jazz that Jamiroquai have performed at any time. This album reached the second position in the ranking UK Albums Chart. So, let’s begin!

  1. Just Another Story“- 08:48: Perfect start for this disc! This song show us the best of Jamiroquai, i think the best of acid Jazz in this time, it has solos of bass, flute and even strach from a dj. Great! 5/5
  2. Manifest Destiny” – 06:19: Oh man! Manifest Destiny!! INCREDIBLE START!!! a solo of bass, but not a solo, THE SOLO OF BASS, the best that i have listened ever. The tempo of the song make us feel relaxed. The middle of the song twist to the jazzy roots of Jamiroquai, and then again the bass take a principal role in the song. There is an interesting twist between the bass and the another instruments all over the song, all of this accompanied by the voice of Jay Kay in a great way. And if like this was not all, there is a solo from the band that starts in the minute 4:30, A GREAT PERFORMANCE OF THE BAND!! just breathtaking, incredible, amazing. 6/5
  3. Mr. Moon” – 05:28: Interesting start for the song, with a bongo and the bass, jazzy roots again: the best of Jamiroquai when they perform this kind of style because they can transmit this aura of relax. 4/5
  4. Morning Glory” – 06:21: A very relaxing start, i think that i can take you to another state of mind when you hear it. Very sexy and seductive sounds, the instruments and the vocal of Jay Kay are very relaxing, a synthetized piano, a lira inclusive, all together creates an aura that make you feel like if you were in the space. 5/5
  5. Space Cowboy” – 06:25: Why! Why!!! another excellent song!!! one of the best of the disc without any doubt! I think that is the best! not just for the vocals but because the whole song is so perfectlyintegrated, it have the right tools played at the right time and in an accurate way to generate an incredible atmosphere and vibe that is transmitted to the listener in an excellent way! 7/5!!! BRILLIANT!!!!

What can i say for this album? I don’t have words! It is a must have! Really. Here is the link, for your pleasure: Jamiroquai – The Return of the Space Cowboy