Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
One of the most fascinating world music albums of 1998 is by a group that, until success struck, did not really exist. Radio Tarifa are named after a fictitious radio station and play music that sounds indigenous to Iberia... more »
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One of the most fascinating world music albums of 1998 is by a group that, until success struck, did not really exist. Radio Tarifa are named after a fictitious radio station and play music that sounds indigenous to Iberia but is actually a remarkably organic hybrid of modern styles and ancient traditions. Temporal is a delightful, provocative surprise. Think border music for a borderless world. --Fernando Gonzalez
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Music you can taste smell and touch
Paul Weston | Adelaide, Australia. | 10/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I don't think I can add too much to what has been said by others, I am compelled to tell you just how much this visceral recording grabs me. I feel like I am with the musicians.... I'm just not sure exactly where, on the map, that is! I know where Tarifa is, but the place this music takes me is pure fantasy. Wonderful carnal joy! If ever there was an advertisement for travelling to Spain, it is this recording. I like R. Argelina too, but this one you can taste, smell and touch. Pour a glass of full bodied red and enjoy!"
Good, but first CD is better
Joseph Greenman | Berlin, Germany | 12/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have all four Radio Tarifa CDs. Like some other reviewers, I find the first - Rumba Argelina - the best. I think the cut "La Canal" is their very best effort. Temporal is certainly cool music, but in my opinion, it doesn't match up to its predecessor.
Regarding the comments that some of the songs on Temporal sound like they're performed by someone other the usual lead singer (Benjamin Escoriza), in fact they are. According to the insert, cuts 5 and 6 feature a guest vocalist called "Falo", whose voice I don't like very much.
Temporal certainly bears the unique Radio Tarifa sound, but given the fact that it only has ten tracks, and two feature a vocalist I don't like, I felt a bit short changed.