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It's perhaps no surprise that in reviewing '9 Dead Alive', Ultimate Guitar Archive gives the Mexican duo Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriel Quintero's first release in five years a glowing 9.7 out of 10. This is the kind of record, after all, that will have technicians positively weeping at the pair's virtuosity; UGA probably has all the tabs for erstwhile Flamenco buffs to try this at home, but it's likely that they'll end up with bleeding fingers and a splitting headache.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's back story is an interesting one, taking them from playing heavy metal in their home country to busking on the pavements of Dublin before doing a turn in front of Barack Obama. If that's unorthodox then (for them) '9 Dead Alive' is not, following a groove in which they've managed to carve out a president enticing niche, making them fairly big in Belgium as a result. Each of the tracks is themed around a person from the twentieth century (example - opener 'The Soundmaker' is dedicated/inspired by Antonio De Torres Jurado, the father of the modern acoustic guitar) although any references to them are, as you would imagine, on record consisting entirely of instrumentals, highly oblique.
In the wrong hands, this concept could end up being rendered as lift music, but Sanchez and Quintero are experienced enough to know how to blend the intricate traditional shades of this type of music with a powerfully sensual undercurrent. Only on 'Megalopolis' is the listener handed something which could be regarded as genuinely picturesque and delicate, whilst 'Somnium' by contrast bursts with pent up energy and a riffing mid-section that could, if electrified, almost pass for prog metal.
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Rodrigo y Gabriela - Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela bring Grafton Street to a standstill with an impromptu performance ahead of playing the National Concert Hall tonight (24Jun14) - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 24th June 2014
I've been playing the guitar for nearly ten years now. When I started out, I was awful, but I put up with it for a few years until I was at a passable standard, and now I consider myself to be fairly good. Well, I mean, I can play more than chords and stuff. But, every now and then, I come across people like Rodrigo y Gabriela, and it makes me feel like a complete beginner again.
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Week ✌🏼 in the studio... https://t.co/xOCl5vU8Ii
It's DAY 1 of Rod & Gab in the studio to record the new album and we're a bit like this...💃🕺 HQ https://t.co/IZGDuqwVVU
Thank you @SpotifyUK for adding Cumbé to their playlist Nuevos Sones! Listen here: https://t.co/Ht9IvVZH8q https://t.co/QecPVV4Vdu
Shout out to @SpotifyUK @Spotify for including both 30 De Marzo & Somnium in their playlist! Thanks for the double… https://t.co/JXCcLNlVu3
.@Guitarramigo is one of Rod & Gab's heroes. He's also been a special guest at a few of their shows around Europe o… https://t.co/SFRPVPBLro
Can you believe it's the 12 Year Anniversary of the self-titled second studio album? Order the anniversary deluxe e… https://t.co/Ex0kGDrNha
Photos by Cheryl Alterman & @davegould
Yesterday we played the last gig of this 2 month tour! Again thank you so much for such a great tour. We are so gra… https://t.co/u0i1chzgK3
#TB to Rod & Gab's Tiny Desk performance for @NPR nearly 10 years ago! What was your favourite track from 11:11 rel… https://t.co/YOoYgruI2q
Big shout out to @Spotify & @SpotifyUK for the nice addition of Cumbé to their playlist! Have a listen:… https://t.co/6BG0IKh77H
Only 4 more shows left of Rod & Gab's US tour! Grab the last remaining tickets: https://t.co/kjonHcXJqW 📸… https://t.co/aq22xB5OE1
Getting dizzy watching Rod soundcheck! HQ https://t.co/0XpjJKp5Sp
Rodrigo y Gabriela shared the stage with conductor @GustavoDudamel and the @LAPhil at the @HollywoodBowl recently.… https://t.co/fqHb4tuaTw
#TB to Rod & Gab soundchecking in Saratoga 🎛️ Next show is tomorrow night in Eugene, OR @mcdnldtheatre! Tickets:… https://t.co/k9wia6MsSi
RT @juziel: Rodrigo y Gabriela (@rodgab) @ The UC Theater in Berkeley, CA on Sep 1, 2018. My 3rd time seeing them and they're always amazin…
💙🙌 Thank you to everyone who has joined Rod & Gab on their US tour so far! Tonight they play Woodinville, WA.… https://t.co/450SV8LHFJ
RT @cwphotographylv: @rodgab have such wonderful chemistry on stage. They're a blast to watch! Here's another shot of their set at @BBowlVe…
What an incredible shot of the Rod & Gab show at @brooklynbowl last week! 🙌📷 Thanks @cwphotographylv & @ZRockR1 To… https://t.co/PG9H3Dxz6x
All Rodrigo y Gabriela releases on @Spotify, including the latest track 'Cumbé', in one epic playlist! 🔊 Follow her… https://t.co/L0145fU7vz
RT @BottleRockNapa: Start your #MusicMonday right with @rodgab's new tune "Cumbé"! We can't wait to see them on Saturday, September 22nd at…