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Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: Curandero
Title: Aras
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Silver Wave
Original Release Date: 9/24/1996
Release Date: 9/24/1996
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Latin Music, Flamenco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 021585091122, 021585091146

CD Reviews

Everyone needs to hear this album
Chris 'raging bill' Burton | either Kent or Manchester, United Kingdom | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rarely does an album come so close to perfection and blow you away on the first listen whilst still keeping you interested for a long amount of time. But that's what happened to me when I first heard Aras. Quite simply, it is incredible and one of the greatest albums I've ever heard.

Flamenco guitar, indian percussion, fluid bass and, believe or not, a very tastefully used banjo come together on this album. The music is more flamenco influenced than anything else, but with an atmosphere more akin to world music. The fusion of different styles here is staggering because everything fits together so perfectly and naturally and simply couldn't be any other way.

When I really fall in love with an album, words usually escape me when trying to write a review and this is no exception. All I can say is that this is without a doubt an incredible and absolutely essential for anyone who likes structured instrumental music with a degree of improvisation.

Words fail me. This review is awful. Just buy this beautiful album."
A true story...
Simon Lowrie | Devon, England | 07/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I played this loud last Sunday morning, and before too long a neighbour was banging on my door. Let me tell you - I was shaking in my pyjamas, and preparing to blame my cat for turning up the volume.She wanted to buy it."
High Y | Charleston, SC United States | 01/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I own 6000 CDs spanning everything from pop to jazz to metal to classical to progressive to rap to world to funk to bluegrass, and this is my all-time FAVORITE album. Stuff this good doesn't come around EVER, so check this out! If you're a guitarist, then the wild Flamenco style here will astound you. If you're a bass player, then the liquid-smooth fretless electric bass will melt your heart. If you're into percussion, you won't hear better than the tablaas and other assorted percussion here. And if you're a Bela Fleck fan, his contributions to this masterpiece are beyond believable. And yet, the biggest strength of this whole thing is the quality of the compositions. Moods from somber to fiery are transgressed as easily as are wicked time signatures and ear-defying solos. Styles are all over the place as well, though always giving a nice, tight, organic, worldly feel. No matter what your tastes are, as long as you appreciate good music you will NOT be able to stop listening to this album. I used to find myself hoping that some sort of follow-up would be made, but now I realize that they break the mold after something like this is created."