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Aguilas and Cobras

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All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
Brownout, the Austin, TX-based, largely instrumental alter ego of Grupo Fantasma, gets deep into the Latin funk on this second full-length. While opening track "Con el Cuete" is reminiscent of Jorge Santana's group Malo in its mix of complex rhythms, punchy horns, and rock guitars, other tracks seem closer in spirit to bands like War and Mandrill, as well as '70s movie soundtracks. The only track that fails on the album's entire first half is "Tell Her She's Lovely," a drifting psychedelic love song that really seems out of place, and falls short of the group's capabilities. The majority of this album is funky as hell, instrumentally impressive with solos fitting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Phil Freeman
Brownout, the Austin, TX-based, largely instrumental alter ego of Grupo Fantasma, gets deep into the Latin funk on this second full-length. While opening track "Con el Cuete" is reminiscent of Jorge Santana's group Malo in its mix of complex rhythms, punchy horns, and rock guitars, other tracks seem closer in spirit to bands like War and Mandrill, as well as '70s movie soundtracks. The only track that fails on the album's entire first half is "Tell Her She's Lovely," a drifting psychedelic love song that really seems out of place, and falls short of the group's capabilities. The majority of this album is funky as hell, instrumentally impressive with solos fitting seamlessly into the grooves, and shifts through a variety of moods, from the cinematic drift of "C 130" to the keyboard-soaked almost-rock of "Slinky" and the high-speed cop-show energy of "Chanclas de Ninja." Aguilas and Cobras is an excellent Latin funk album that will quicken the hearts of fans of retro grooves -- basically, if Malo's debut and the Fania All-Stars' Latin-Soul-Rock are touchstones in your record collection, you're gonna love this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/2009
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • UPC: 657036116221
  • Catalog Number: 1162
  • Sales rank: 131,127

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Con el Cuete (3:55)
  2. 2 Ayer y Hoy (3:28)
  3. 3 Aguilas and Cobras (4:26)
  4. 4 Tell Her She's Lovely - Chicano (3:24)
  5. 5 Framed by Death (3:28)
  6. 6 Another Fire (3:16)
  7. 7 Olvidalo (4:01)
  8. 8 The Flea (Interlude) (1:41)
  9. 9 Slinky (2:36)
  10. 10 Pole Position (4:08)
  11. 11 C 130 (4:05)
  12. 12 Family Show (4:11)
  13. 13 Chanclas de Ninja (3:29)
  14. 14 Nawlins (4:07)
  15. 15 Semi Futuristic Love Affair/Con el Cuete (Reprise) (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brownout Primary Artist
Jennifer Acosta Violin, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Hacienda Vocals, Guest Appearance
Rene Villanueva Vocals, Guest Appearance
Tracy Davis Keyboards, Guest Appearance
Joshua Levy Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Gilbert Elorreaga Trumpet, Group Member
Suzy Bravo Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
José Galeaño Percussion, Vocals, Guest Appearance
III Rudy Canales Percussion, Guest Appearance
Bruce Colson Violin, Guest Appearance
Peter Stopschinski Guest Appearance
Adrian Quesada Guitar, Group Member
Beto Martinez Guitar, Group Member
Leo Gauna Trombone
Matthew "Sweet Lou" Holmes Conga, Group Member
James Petralli Vocals, Guest Appearance
Greg Gonzalez Bass, Group Member
The Jewmex Horns Guest Appearance
Suzy Bravo Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Rudy Canales Percussion, Guest Appearance
Kino Rodriguez Vocals, Guest Appearance
Daniel Teimann Keyboards, Guest Appearance
John Speice Percussion
Rene Villanueva Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jaime Villanueva Vocals, Guest Appearance
Dante Schwebel Vocals, Guest Appearance
Abraham Villanueva Vocals, Guest Appearance
Bruce James Organ, Guest Appearance
Travis Davis Keyboards, Guest Appearance
Jose Galeano Percussion, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Greg Gonzalez Bass
Mark Gonzales Trombone, Guest Appearance
Johnny Lopez Drums
Matthew Holmes Conga
Technical Credits
Pete Neonakis Artwork
Peter Stopschinski String Arrangements
Adrian Quesada Producer
Beto Martinez Producer
Greg Gonzalez Producer
G. Gonzalez Composer
Greg Gonzalez Producer
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