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.

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