Author: Francisco H. Ciriza

Amaral - Hacia Lo Salvaje

Amaral - Hacia Lo Salvaje

Considered one of Spain's top acts by Rolling Stone, Amaral sings about personal liberation and strength through independence. Even if one doesn't understand the group's Spanish lyrics, the feelings come through Hacia Lo Salvaje's music....

Review posted on 19th July 2012

Shenandoah and the Night - Shenandoah and the Night

Shenandoah and the Night - Shenandoah and the Night

Richly coloured with eerie cries in the night, this astonishingly magnificent debut E.P. offers up soft folk, rhythm blues, old country, and bright doo wop. More than just a respectful nod to the past, the...

Review posted on 5th May 2011

Ozomatli - Fire Away

Ozomatli - Fire Away

Ozomatli Fire's Away with style-mashing new release'We've always had the reputation of being style mashers,' said Ulises Bella, Ozomatli's saxaphone player and unofficial spokesman. The Los Angeles based Latin funk, rap, rock, and many other...

Review posted on 26th April 2010

Chad Farren - Another Ride

Chad Farren - Another Ride

Chad FarrenAnother RideAlbum ReviewSouthern California based singer/songwriter Chad Farren has come up with the perfect West coast driving soundtrack. He deftly blends Brazilian roots, James Taylor-like folk flirtations, and laidback surf-culture vibe to interpret Bossa...

Review posted on 30th October 2006

Putumayo Records - Radio Latino - Various Artists

Putumayo Records - Radio Latino - Various Artists

Radio LatinoVarious ArtistsPutumayo World Music For those new to contemporary Latin music, this collection of upbeat, radio-friendly tunes are the perfect introduction.Full of traditional rhythms, horns, and percussion, the disc takes an interesting turn three...

Review posted on 27th October 2006

Los Lonely Boys - Sacred

Los Lonely Boys - Sacred

Los Lonely Boys Sacred Album Review While not a complete departure from the Tex-Mex bar band sounds of the Boys' 2003 debut, Sacred carries the energy and sounds of a full-fledged Texican revival. Delivering...

Review posted on 22nd August 2006

Dhira - Dhira

Dhira - Dhira

Dhira Dhira Album Review This super-cool Spanish-based collaborative is all about eclecticism and offers all-night Euro-style party music. Dhira bends electronica's penchant for drawn-out, far-fetched, edgy danceable concoctions into listener friendly mixes of rap,...

Review posted on 22nd August 2006

Joselo - Lejos

Joselo - Lejos

Joselo Lejos Album Review Considering the sounds on this, his second solo effort, perhaps Café Tacvba guitarist Joselo Rangel has been listening to sixties garage rock. Sounding more like a Los Angeles alt-pop freak...

Review posted on 22nd August 2006

Jaguares - San Diego

Jaguares - San Diego

JaguaresLive ReviewSan Diego, CA-On April 29, a formidable tribe descended upon Pala Casino Spa and Resort in North San Diego County. Jaguares is Mexico's answer to British and American hard rock. Utilizing a hard-rock approach,...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Sara Valenzuela, Featurette

Sara Valenzuela, Featurette

Sara ValenzuelaFeaturetteIn the nineties, Mexican singer Sara Valenzuela made a name for herself fronting the alternative rock pioneering group, La Dosis. The funk-based alternative outfit recorded a handful of albums for Sony, but, sensing a...

Review posted on 8th May 2006

Jeffrey Halford and the Healers - Railbirds

Jeffrey Halford and the Healers - Railbirds

Jeffrey Halford and the Healers Railbirds Shoeless Records Album Review More cozy and marginal than Bob Schneider, less conforming than Springsteen, and often comparable to Elliot Murphy, Jeffrey Halford continues the great tradition of the...

Review posted on 22nd March 2006

Neverwonder - Neverwonder

Neverwonder - Neverwonder

NeverwonderSelf Titled AlbumIndependentAlbum ReviewSouthern California-based hard rockers Neverwonder debut with a 10-song collection of melodic, hard-edged, and clever tunes. The complexity of tempo and style changes is juxtaposed with lead singer Joy Pearson's throaty vocals....

Review posted on 17th March 2006

Brazilian Lounge - Various Artists

Brazilian Lounge - Various Artists

Brazilian LoungeVarious ArtistsPutumayo World MusicFrom Brazil 66 to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazilians have left an indelible mark on popular music. Enter the country's new musical generation which the classy Putumayo World Music now introduces via...

Review posted on 27th February 2006

Marta Gomez - Entre Cada Palabra

Marta Gomez - Entre Cada Palabra

Marta GomezEntre Cada PalabraChesky Records Chesky Records' organic approach is a perfect fit for Columbian-born singer/songwriter, Marta Gomez's simple, uncluttered, delivery. Boasting no overdubs, compressors, multi-tracking, or even large mixing boards, producers David and Norman...

Review posted on 27th February 2006

The Pinker Tones - The Million Colour Revolution

The Pinker Tones - The Million Colour Revolution

The Pinker TonesThe Million Colour RevolutionNacional Born out of a miniscule Barcelona, Spain rooftop studio, The Pinker Tones, Mister Furia and Professor Manso, have established themselves as cutting edge artist on the international music scene....

Review posted on 27th February 2006

El Tri - Más Allá Del Bien Y Del Mal

El Tri - Más Allá Del Bien Y Del Mal

El TriMás Allá Del Bien Y Del MalFonovisaEl Tri with all of its grace and glory represents Mexico's hard rock old guard. With all the time-tested reliability of AC/DC, the explosive destructiveness of Guns N'...

Review posted on 30th January 2006

Fernando Osorio - Debe Ser

Fernando Osorio - Debe Ser

Fernando OsorioDebe SerRespek/UniversalThis is a super intriguing release from the Miami-based/Colombian-born singer-songwriter Fernando Osorio. The winner of the 2004 Latin Grammy for Best Tropical Song for "Ríe y Llora" plays his heart and soul out...

Review posted on 30th January 2006

Sergio Mendes - Timeless

Sergio Mendes - Timeless

Sergio Mendes Timeless Album Review Sergio Mendes is legendary Bossa Nova/Samba. Will-I-am of the Black Eyed Peas is currently, along with the rest of BEP, providing what can be termed Pop with some street...

Review posted on 30th January 2006

Nortec Collective - Feature

Nortec Collective - Feature

Review posted on 15th August 2005

Nortec Collective - Tijuana Sessions Volume 3

Nortec Collective - Tijuana Sessions Volume 3

Review posted on 8th August 2005

Lost Parade - Beautiful Addiction

Lost Parade - Beautiful Addiction

Review posted on 8th August 2005

The Towels - Feature

The Towels - Feature

Review posted on 8th August 2005

Neverwonder - Preview Independent

Neverwonder - Preview Independent

Review posted on 8th August 2005

Putumayo Records - Italian Café

Putumayo Records - Italian Café

Review posted on 8th August 2005

The Towels - American Beaus

The Towels - American Beaus

Review posted on 28th June 2005

Jaguares - Cronicas de un Laberinto

Jaguares - Cronicas de un Laberinto

Jaguares...

Review posted on 9th June 2005

Mezklah - Seeking To Raise Awareness

Mezklah - Seeking To Raise Awareness

Mezklah...

Review posted on 28th February 2005

Maná's - "Acceso Total" DVD Goes Gold

Maná's - "Acceso Total" DVD Goes Gold

Man's...

Review posted on 4th February 2005

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Will Varley & Jack Valero - The Astor Theatre Deal Live Review

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Annie Elise talks to us about the challenges a female producer has to face and

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Electronic music pioneer and producer Annie Elise says that the release of her first EP - 'Breathe In, Breathe Out' feels "both vulnerable and...

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