Thursday, January 26, 2012
Corroncho: A Fascinating Excursion into Latin-Spanish-Gypsy-Mideastern Fusion
Corroncho is a collaborative effort by Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzera and the Colombian visual artist-sculptor Lucho Brieva. Fused magico is the order of the day on their self-titled album (Expression Records).
It's an interesting mix of Latin-American sounds with a touch of flamenco flavoring, gypsy echoes and mid-eastern musics. There are dance-oriented elements and a host of guest appearances, including Robert Wyatt, Crissie Hynde, Annie Lenox, and Cuban pianist Aldo Lopez Gavilan, among others.
It has a vocal orientation ... otherwise it is rather indescribable. Quite interesting though.