Aguilas and Cobras

Aguilas and Cobras

by Brownout


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Aguilas and Cobras

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2009
Label: Six Degrees
UPC: 0657036116221
catalogNumber: 1162

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
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
Johnny Lopez   Drums
Matthew Holmes   Conga
Mark "Speedy" Gonzales   Trombone,Guest Appearance

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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