Techarí [Bonus CD ROM]

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Simply labeling Barcelona's Ojos de Brujo a nuevo flamenco group is a little like calling Disney World an amusement park: it's way too inadequate a description to convey the super-sized riches found within. Although Ojos de Brujo do indeed use flamenco and, to a lesser degree, rumba as its starting point, from the beginning the band sought to explode any confinements and ignore all constraints. Barí, the group's formal 2002 introduction to the world music community, was a revelation in sound, drawing beats and melodic suggestions from not just the Spanish diaspora but wherever it wanted to: hip-hop, rock, funk, dance music, reggae/dub, and more. Techarí continues the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Simply labeling Barcelona's Ojos de Brujo a nuevo flamenco group is a little like calling Disney World an amusement park: it's way too inadequate a description to convey the super-sized riches found within. Although Ojos de Brujo do indeed use flamenco and, to a lesser degree, rumba as its starting point, from the beginning the band sought to explode any confinements and ignore all constraints. Barí, the group's formal 2002 introduction to the world music community, was a revelation in sound, drawing beats and melodic suggestions from not just the Spanish diaspora but wherever it wanted to: hip-hop, rock, funk, dance music, reggae/dub, and more. Techarí continues the growth spurt and builds upon the foundation laid by Barí. On the track "Todo Tiende," you'll find blistering Indian percussion and bhangra alongside an insistent, tough rap-informed vocal by singer Marina Abad, all layered over the furiously strummed guitar of Ramon Giménez. Roughly two-thirds into the song, the band breaks into an ethereal, quasi-psychedelic space jam that both showcases Giménez as a spellbinding soloist and confirms Ojos de Brujo's ability to take off on jazz-like flights. "Runali" begins as one of the more traditionally flamenco-rooted tunes on the album before inserting a hip-hop mid-section that, rather than throw off the mood, unexpectedly complements it. "Corre Lola Corre" matches Abad's multi-layered vocal to a droopy reggae beat, and "Respira"'s stop-start patchwork rhythm juxtaposes an industrial, clinical, metallic scrunch to Abad's luring sensuality. Guests on Techarí include Asian Dub Foundation's Prithpal Rajput, Faada Freddy of the African rap group Daara J, and British/Indian artist Nitin Sawhney, but Ojos de Brujo don't need the international cast; within their own ranks they've seemingly got the whole globe covered.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/2007
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • UPC: 657036113121
  • Catalog Number: 1131
  • Sales rank: 129,758

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Color (3:55)
  2. 2 Sultanas de Merkaillo (3:33)
  3. 3 Todo Tiende (4:30)
  4. 4 Runalí (4:22)
  5. 5 El Confort No Reconforta (3:48)
  6. 6 Tanguillos Marineros (3:20)
  7. 7 Silencio (4:12)
  8. 8 No Somos Máquinas (3:37)
  9. 9 Bailaores (3:07)
  10. 10 Corre Lola Corre (4:02)
  11. 11 Feedback (3:06)
  12. 12 Piedras vs. Tanques (3:20)
  13. 13 Respira (3:25)
  14. 14 Nana (9:03)
  15. 15 Todo Tiende
  16. 16 Piedras Contra Tanques Remix (Animation)
  17. 17 No Sin Alas
  18. 18 Mi Habana Sana (Documentary)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ojos de Brujo Primary Artist
Pepe Habichuela Flamenco Guitar
Nitin Sawhney Guitar, Keyboards
Xavi Turull Conga, Tabla, Tambourine, Triangle, Caxixi, Kanjira, Surdo, Taragat, Cajon, Ghatam, Shaker, gourd, Pailas
Roberto Carcasses Piano
Julio Padron Brass
Javier Martín Bass
Paco Lomeña Tres, Flamenco Guitar
Ramon Giménez Hand Clapping, Flamenco Guitar, Improvisation
Carlos Sarduy Trumpet, Brass
Sergio Ramos Percussion, Drums, Cajon, Shaker, Box
Maxwell Wright Harmonica, Bongos, Vocals, Bells, Shekere, Beat Box, talking drum, Riqq, Crotale
Raúl Rodríguez Tres, Flamenco Guitar
Bhai Rajinder Singh Ji Violin
Technical Credits
Pepe Habichuela Composer
George Marino Mastering
Nitin Sawhney Composer, Programming
Xavi Turull Composer, Executive Producer
Roberto Carcasses Brass Arrangment
Marina Abad Composer
Jordi Mora Engineer
Javier Martín Composer
Eduardo Galeano Author
Cesar J. de Cisneros Engineer
Sergio Ramos Composer, Executive Producer
Maxwell Wright Composer, Programming
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