Primal Magic

Primal Magic

by Strunz & Farah
     
 

Ottmar Liebert seemed to have the 1990 flamenco guitar market cornered, but a great promotional push helped L.A. club vets into the limelight with this tasty and contagious collection of jungle-fusion gems. What makes S&F work so well is the rapport their guitars have. Like Acoustic Alchemy with moreSee more details below

Overview

Ottmar Liebert seemed to have the 1990 flamenco guitar market cornered, but a great promotional push helped L.A. club vets into the limelight with this tasty and contagious collection of jungle-fusion gems. What makes S&F work so well is the rapport their guitars have. Like Acoustic Alchemy with more ethnic elements, their nylon string flamenco stylings blend in a breezy yet melodic manner, accented with just the right amount of Rippington-esque percussion (by Long John Oliva and Luis Perez Ixoneztli) and touches of Charlie Bisharat's violin on smoothies like "Twilight at the Zuq" and "Anochecer." Heightening the excitement is the world music element -- Strunz is from Costa Rica, Farah is from Iran, and their guest musicians hail from such eclectic lands as Colombia, Mexico, Cameroon, Cuba, and the U.S. This potpourri of influences makes Strunz & Farah's sound one of the freshest in world music, even if the similar tempos of several of the tunes makes them hard to tell apart at times. Primal Magic creates this and much, much more. It's a fun, involving listen, something to add to your "something unique" drawer.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/1999
Label:
Selva Records
UPC:
0700977100528
catalogNumber:
1005
Rank:
101823

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Strunz & Farah   Primary Artist
Charlie Bisharat   Violin,Synthesizer Pads
Ardeshir Farah   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Classical Guitar
Guillermo Guzman   Electric Bass
Joe Heredia   Drums
Luis Perez Ixoneztli   Percussion,Vocals,Wind,Wind Instruments,Synthesizer Pads
Juanito Oliva   Percussion,Cajon,Afro-Cuban Percussion
Kathlyn Powell   Percussion
Jorge Strunz   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Classical Guitar
Paul Tchounga   Drums
Katia Esperanza Tirado   Percussion

Technical Credits

Terry Becker   Engineer
Charlie Bisharat   Contributor
Ardeshir Farah   Producer
Luis Perez Ixoneztli   Contributor,Liner Notes
Kathlyn Powell   Artwork,Cover Art
Jorge Strunz   Producer
Kathleen Covert   Art Direction,Cover Design
Leon Granados   Engineer

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