Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Latin Music
Guitarist Oscar Lopez's second album is a delight, rife with energetic music that alternates between laid-back and frenetic. The more up-tempo material is eminently danceable; one could tango to "Rosa Rose." Strong percuss... more »
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Guitarist Oscar Lopez's second album is a delight, rife with energetic music that alternates between laid-back and frenetic. The more up-tempo material is eminently danceable; one could tango to "Rosa Rose." Strong percussion backs up Lopez's guitar on "Baila, Baila," "Cerca de Ti," "Mulata," and "Loco por Ti," which also features a piano part that handily explains why the piano is technically a percussion instrument. (As an added bonus, there's a second version of "Loco por Ti" with vocals.) This kind of music is hardly subtle, but Lopez is capable of that as well, as he shows with "Corrientes" and "Loving You," both of which exemplify the expressive power of the acoustic guitar. And then there's "Aires de Otros Mundos," which wouldn't sound out of place in a road movie that featured lonely mountains and arroyos as part of the landscape. --Genevieve Williams
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Rebecca M. from MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Reviewed on 3/21/2010...
Incredible guitar music!
Sam J. from ROSWELL, GA
Reviewed on 6/2/2007...
I will wear out this CD in no time - it's so good !
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had a Narada collection with Oscar Lopez in it and it was so good that I have to have his own CD. According to the review on this site, this should be a good buy and it's true ! I did not regret it at all, I don't care if people saying that this is not true flamenco or not, you must admit that this guy Lopez is a genius musician. All the songs are so good, they have excellent melody and riffs. My favorites are "The Flavor", "Baila,Baila", "Rosa Rose", "Black guitar", "Loving you" is a beautiful ballad , so as "Vientos del Sur", "Loco por Ti" , and if I have to pick one song from this CD (which is very hard), I have to go with "Gentle Seduction", it has such a haunting melody. The sound quality is excellent except for one "minor" thing: the begining beat of most of the songs are louder than the rest of the song so if you record them on a cassette, adjust to the proper level, otherwise your ears will suffer a little !"
I'm Seduced by Seduction...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I originally came to know this style of music when I received the Narada collection Gypsy Passion as a gift. I loved it so much, I went on to order Gypsy Soul, but also wanted to begin building my own collection of single artists. Of all the talented artists on the collections, my first choice was Oscar because to me he is not only technically superb (as they all are), but also an incredibly passionate artist. His music touches me deeply every time I listen to it - I "see" it so clearly, I could almost paint a picture or write a story. Whether the particular piece is high energy or slow and romantic, you will definitely FEEL it! Fantastic work - excellent CD - I would highly recommend it."