Sunday, September 27, 2020
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Artist: Wagoon Cookin (@)
Title: 2Faces
Format: CDx2 (double CD)
Label: Compost Records (@)
Rated: *****
Javier and Luis Garayalde are two brothers from Madrid, Spain, who allegedly enjoy good cusine but live in a railway wagon of the once Trans-Europe-Express at the foothills of Sierra De Gredos. It's hard to believe that you can live Christopher McCandless-style while being into delicious foods and having the equipment (and the electricity to run it) to make a fine record like this, but on the other hand it is Spain after all, so everything is possible! Regardless of whether the story is the fruit of the imagination of their publicist or not, nevertheless, the tangible result at hand is real and real good indeed! It's electronic music with jazzy influences and a latin twist. The two have already played with the likes of Eddie Palmieri, Chic Korea, Gilles Peterson and Rainer Truby, to mention a just a few and this double CD has a lot of other artists lending their talents to the Wagon Cookin sound. Through "2Faces" you can live and breath the sensual and hot swinging beats of the Southern American continent and the Iberian peninsula as seen through the kaleidoscopic eyes of two jazz students on electronica steroids. It is a very interesting blend of bossa, samba, funk, acid-jazz, electronics, jazz, dance music and comes off as the perfect hot weather white sand beach DJ-ing soundtrack.


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