LDA v The Lunatics

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The third release on the international market from Los de Abajo shows off some interesting mixes. There's a fairly large amount of Mexican rock and its related idioms (think of Café Tacuba or Los Mocosos). However, the bag of tricks goes deeper with these folks. The album centers around a remake of "The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum," with a heavy ska beat. The Latin-ska influence holds throughout, but mixes in further with other sounds now and then (was that a touch of G-funk synthesizer on "Cumbia del Castor"?). The album opens with a basic hip-hop-influenced, politically fused piece, à la Ozomatli, and quickly moves into its proper ska territory. Mariachi items ...
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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The third release on the international market from Los de Abajo shows off some interesting mixes. There's a fairly large amount of Mexican rock and its related idioms (think of Café Tacuba or Los Mocosos). However, the bag of tricks goes deeper with these folks. The album centers around a remake of "The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum," with a heavy ska beat. The Latin-ska influence holds throughout, but mixes in further with other sounds now and then (was that a touch of G-funk synthesizer on "Cumbia del Castor"?). The album opens with a basic hip-hop-influenced, politically fused piece, à la Ozomatli, and quickly moves into its proper ska territory. Mariachi items appear, and though doctored, retain elements of the classics ("A La Orillita" has some new lyrics, but the music itself is the prototypical solo mariachi form -- compare even to something like Antonio Banderas' work for Desperado for a note-by-note similarity). Dub makes its way in quietly, making the odd skip from ska to dub without a lot of roots in between. It's a bouncing collection, worth a spin for fans of contemporary Mexico City sounds (in which Los de Abajo are certainly leaders), or cross-cultural fusion. More than that though, it's just a generally hot album, begging for some dancing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2006
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 094633546929
  • Catalog Number: 3354692

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Resistencia (5:10)
  2. 2 Los Lunáticos (El Manicomio Está en Manos de Los Locos) - Neville Staple (4:02)
  3. 3 La Orillita (3:07)
  4. 4 Cumbia del Castor (3:55)
  5. 5 La Sonidera (2:55)
  6. 6 De Marcha (2:58)
  7. 7 Adiós Negrita (2:43)
  8. 8 Noche (3:14)
  9. 9 Sombras (4:24)
  10. 10 Fan Fatal (4:16)
  11. 11 Tu Calor (3:57)
  12. 12 Mi Candela (5:12)
  13. 13 Tortuga Dub (7:09)
  14. 14 The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum) - Neville Staple (5:14)
  15. 15 Tan Lejos, Tan Cerca (Te Veré en Mis Sueños) - Natacha Atlas (6:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Los de Abajo Primary Artist
Natacha Atlas Vocals
Dennis Rollins Trombone
Neville Staple Vocals
Mauricio Diaz Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Neil Sparkes Percussion, Tabla, Background Vocals
Super Odisea Trombone, Vocals, Group Member
Rafael Torres Jarana
Count Dubulah Bass, Guitar, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar
Hector Lopez Tuba
Alejandro Correa Violin
Yocupitzio Arellano Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Valdimir Garnica Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Jarana, Tres, Requinto, Group Member
Javier Zuñiga Percussion, electronic percussion, Group Member
Alonso "El Castellano" Borja Jarana
Canek "Chilo" Cabrera Trumpet, Vocals
Liber Teran Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Bajo Sexto, Group Member
Daniel Xican Vallejo Background Vocals
Gilda Oswaldo Cruz Viola
Fernando Castañeda Trumpet
Isreal Cupich Double Bass
Satenik Lalayan Violin
Hugo Leyva Tenor Saxophone
Jose Antonio Lopez Cello
Saul Osorio Clarinet
Pavel Sandoval Percussion, scratching, Sampling, electronic percussion, Group Member
Zapatista Insurgent Commander Esther Spoken Word
Technical Credits
Lynval Golding Composer
Neville Staple Composer
Neil Sparkes Programming, Producer
Carlos Cuevas Composer
Mike Marsh Mastering
Count Dubulah Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Oscar Sarquiz translation
Los de Abajo Arranger
Yocupitzio Arellano Programming
Temple of Sound Producer
Valdimir Garnica Composer
Canek "Chilo" Cabrera Composer
Odisea Valenzuela Composer
Daniel Xican Vallejo Composer
Norberto Islas Engineer
Pavel Sandoval Programming
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