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Cafe Tacvba - 'El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco' CD Review

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Photo Courtesy Universal Music Latino

Cafe Tacvba - 'El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco'

Photo Courtesy Universal Music Latino

After five years away from the studio, the popular Mexican Rock band Cafe Tacvba is back with a brand new 10-track CD entitled El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco (The Object Previously Called An Album). The following is an overview of one of the most anticipated Latin music albums of the year.

A Unique Recording

Right from the very beginning, El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco was conceived as a very unique work. Loyal to their experimental approach to music and the constant interaction Cafe Tacvba maintains with their fans, the group recorded this album in different open studios across Latin America and the US.

By inviting fans to the recording sessions (in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Mexico DF and Los Angeles, CA), Cafe Tacvba enhanced the whole production delivering an album that reflects the intimacy created by this experience.

Besides the unique idea that defined the recording, Cafe Tacvba invited an outstanding team to support the whole project. In the making of El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, the band (Ruben Albarran, Emmanuel del Real, Joselo Rangel and Quique Rangel) worked alongside two-time Oscar and multiple Grammy winner Gustavo Santaolalla, associate producer Anibal Kerpel, and co-producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli. Thanks to this collaboration, the new album offers nice arrangements and a very pleasant sound.

Solid Latin Alternative Sound

Cafe Tacvba is often considered one of the most influential bands in the history of Latin Rock. However, the band is also one of the essential names in the development of Latin Alternative music. After listening to El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, I think Cafe Tacvba has reinforced its appeal as one of the most influential bands in the Latin Alternative scene.

Although there are a couple of tracks that are clearly marked by their Rock base ("Yo Busco" and "Aprovechate"), most of the songs on this album are defined by a psychedelic sound that is quite pleasant and innovative. Besides the already popular hit "De Este Lado Del Camino," some of the best Alternative stuff in this production includes tracks like "Espuma," "Zopilotes" and "Tan Mal."

'El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco' - Bottom Line

Cafe Tacvba's comeback album is remarkable. With its unique psychedelic sound, which is mostly an electronic-based one, El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco is finally here to provide Latin Alternative fans with a refreshing musical experience.

Moreover, the music Cafe Tacvba has incorporated into this production has all the features that will please both Latin music and World Music fans alike. If you are looking for something 'outside the box,' Cafe Tacvba's new album is your best shot right now. Five solid stars!

'El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco' - Best Tracks

  • "De Este Lado Del Camino"
  • "Espuma"
  • "Aprovechate"
  • "Zopilotes"
  • "Yo Busco"
  • "Tan Mal"
  • "Volcan"
Record Label: Universal Music Latino
Release Date: October 22, 2012
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