La Marea

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Czech vocalist Marta Topferova has a way with South American sounds that makes listeners forget all about her Eastern European origins. Enchanted from an early age by the music of Chilean roots ensemble Inti Illimani, Topferova has likewise absorbed the smoky troubadour tradition of the most rarified Latin American pop. There's a bit of tango, a smidgen of nueva canción to her torchy voice, while her lyrics (she's written or co-written the entire album) present a warm imagery that's fully in keeping with the poet-crooners of Latin America. For La Marea, Topferova works with a pan-Latin cast of New York expatriates, notably the harpist Edmar Castañeda, who gives the ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Czech vocalist Marta Topferova has a way with South American sounds that makes listeners forget all about her Eastern European origins. Enchanted from an early age by the music of Chilean roots ensemble Inti Illimani, Topferova has likewise absorbed the smoky troubadour tradition of the most rarified Latin American pop. There's a bit of tango, a smidgen of nueva canción to her torchy voice, while her lyrics (she's written or co-written the entire album) present a warm imagery that's fully in keeping with the poet-crooners of Latin America. For La Marea, Topferova works with a pan-Latin cast of New York expatriates, notably the harpist Edmar Castañeda, who gives the album a wonderfully distinctive Andean lilt; Neil Ochoa, the Venezuelan percussionist who has previously lent delicate shadings to jazz-oriented Latin bands' distinctive singers; and Jenny Scheinmann, a well-regarded downtown New York violinist. Everyone lays back, allowing Topferova to weave her dusky spell, deploying sparse, relaxed versions of rhythms including Colombian gaita and Cuban son. The effect is wonderfully subdued, sophisticated mood music that flickers like candlelight.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: World Village Usa
  • UPC: 713746804022
  • Catalog Number: 468040

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grano de Arena (4:25)
  2. 2 La Marea (5:45)
  3. 3 Mañana Nevada (3:28)
  4. 4 Semana Azul (4:49)
  5. 5 La Gaita Ajena (2:46)
  6. 6 La Gran Manzana (3:53)
  7. 7 Limonero (7:24)
  8. 8 Ensueño (6:28)
  9. 9 Corazón Manchado (3:50)
  10. 10 Fin de Fiesta (2:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marta Topferova Primary Artist, Vocals
Chris Komer French Horn
Jenny Scheinman Violin
Pedro Giraudo Double Bass
Yulia Musayelyan Flute
Angus Martin Accordion
Neil Ochoa Percussion
Chris Eddleton Drums
Edmar Castaneda Harp
Urbano Sanchez Percussion
Technical Credits
Marta Topferova Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Talk About Buena Vistas!

    Smoky and sexy in the mode of the best samba, but haunting in that beautiful Susanna Baca way, this is the most magical Latin ablum I've heard since BVSC. The harp playing swings with a jazzy cool you never knew the instrument was capable of. And Marta is as beautiful as her music. Buy this, thank me later.

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