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Madco, Machy: Sueno Azul

Machy Madco is a bass player/composer from Argentina. Coming soon after his release of the album, Manuscritos, Sueňo Azul is a compilation of mostly bluesy guitar instrumentals written and recorded originally at home between 1997 and 2000 and featured on his 3 earlier albums, Nocturno, Area 51 and Live in Eleven short compositions make up this tasteful work which makes equally good late night listening or calming background music to work or drive to. Each song is either presented by Madco himself playing all parts or with guest musicians. Opening with a couple of mellow numbers, "Funkyto" is the first piece to make you sit up and take note with its complex fuzzed bass and strident guitar arrangement. Hector Starc (of Aqualarre) on guitar particularly stands out here. Tempos vary nicely throughout, for example between the smoochy "Banderita" and the raunchy "Abeto" which follows. Track six is a pure bass arrangement ala Squire's "Fish" with Madco using the two ends of the bass range to create an interesting little quasi-duet.

The funky wah-wah guitar and percussion on the next track lends a Santana feel (circa Caravanserai) to the arrangement. "Triangulito" is another arrangement for bass guitar, this time more laconic, while saxophone makes a brief contribution on "Circulito de Escobios", the most jazz-influenced composition on the album with hints of Chick Corea in the style. The jazz influence is repeated on the second "Triangulito" track while the closing piece returns to the Santana influence in a fresh and breezy arrangement and a classy, Clapton-like guitar solo from Alejandro Ricosta.

Track Listing
1. Martina
2. Te Mataré
3. Funkyto
4. Banderita
1. Abeto
2. Siete, un numero sincero
3. Paisajesque no estan
4. Triangulito parte 1
5. Circulito de Escobios
6. Triangulito parte 2
7. Tanto en tanto

Added: May 27th 2008
Reviewer: Richard Barnes
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Language: english

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