11:11 - (Import CD)
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
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- Guitar Rock Instruml
- Rodrigo y Gabriela
- John Leckie
Personnel: Jorge Strunz, Ardeshir Farah (acoustic guitar); Alex Skolnick (electric guitar).
Audio Mixer: Colin Richardson.
Recording information: Lumbini Studios, Mexico.
Arranger: Rodrigo y Gabriela.
The very first moments of Rodrigo y Gabriela's sophomore effort, 11:11, hit the listener cold in the face, and not just because of the amazing guitar playing. Sure, it's there, but it's what anyone who heard the duo's astonishing debut would expect. No, it's the sound of the record: immediate, forceful, crystalline; it's in-your-face compelling and impossible to ignore. 11:11 features 11 new compositions, dedicated to 11 musical artists (not all guitarists, either) who have had an influence on the duo. Recorded in Ixtapa, Mexico, the set was self-produced with the exception of two cuts, which were co-produced with John Leckie. Throughout, Rodrigo y Gabriela showcase their metal chops as part and parcel of their Mexican guitar heritage. They've not simply melded the two, but have created an entirely different form of music for the acoustic guitar in the process. It's infectious and accessible, full of pathos, intensity, passion, and color.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- ATO (USA)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Hanuman
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Buster Voodoo
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Triveni
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Logos
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Santo Domingo
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Master Maqui - (featuring Farah/Strunz)
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Savitri
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Hora Zero
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Chac Mool
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Atman - (featuring Alex Skolnick)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] 11:11
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Bonus Material
Spin (p.86) - "11:11's most affecting moments -- the title track and 'Logos' -- come when the duo's time signatures slither into a stalagmite-strewn prog-metal cave."
Q (Magazine) (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have honed their dazzling virtuosity....[These are] fluid yet percussive tunes also impossibly nimble."
Paste (magazine) (p.54) - "Rodrigo Y Gabriela offer today's best exposition of the pyrotechnic, fusion-oriented edge of Spanish-style guitar-playing."
- 45m 39s
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