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Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada - The Alchemist Manifesto

ocote soul sounds and adrian quesada the alchemist manifesto
Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada - The Alchemist Manifesto
(CD) ESL Music, 2008-06-10

Info :
Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada just wrapped the new album "The Alchemist Manifesto," to come out: May 20, 2008 on ESL Music, featuring 12 new songs, plus remixes by Nickodemus, Chico Mann, and Toy from Sonidero Nacional/Control Machete.

Tracklisting :
01. The Grand Elixir
02. La Reja
03. El Pescador
04. Les Dunes D'Ostende
05. The Alchemist Manifesto
06. Gunpowder
07. Hacia Un Manana Mejor
08. Contra El Sol
09. Pelican
10. One Hundred Years
11. Carino

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Press Release :
Adrian Quesada and Martin Perna, founding members of Grupo Fantasma and Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra respectively, join forces again as Ocote Soul Sounds for their sophomore album on ESL Music: The Alchemist Manifesto. This time the duo takes their trademark mish-mash of psychedelic afro-beat, Latin, hip-hop, soundtrack music, and funk into new abstract and heady territory. Floating through the vortex are new sonic elements: eerie keys, strings, flutes and even Spanish vocals overtop a solemn groove on the standout track "El Pescador". A resolutely cinematic aural experience not to be missed!

The Alchemist Manifesto is COMING SOON!

"Ocote & Quesada's organic creations are a joy to the ears" --Mosoul

"Sounding like a sun kissed Brazilian soundtrack from the '70s, this tasty afro beat collaboration between two of the genre's biggest players has funk horns aplenty and chilled vibes throughout. For fans of Fela Kuti, Gang Starr and everyone in between." -- Dazed and Confused

"the feel of a long lost South American or African soundtrack, depending on which cut you are listening to. Highly Recommended." --Straight No Chaser

"Dramatic soundscapes with some real old skool flavours to them." -- Blah Blah

"Sounds like an early DJ Shadow working with Giles Peterson's deep, Latin record might just become the soundtrack to your gritty, sun-hazed, sweltering summer." -- One Week To Live

"A whirlpool of psychedelic Afro-beat that's tethered by a Latin sound, it does not disappoint." -- Wax Poetics

"Trade in your E for peyote and chill out to some of the nicest flute, vibes and MPC 2000 combinations in many a moon." -- XLR8R

"A grand adventure in sound...enough to make even James Brown jump back and kiss himself" -- The Austin Chronicle

"Like the Beatnuts spiritually busking: good shit" -- UPDATE

"This isn't the purple-faced sax player funk 45 you're sick of, it's the mojito sippin, Don Juan Stuff" --

"Staged yet free flowing, rare and delicate, tripped out and hazy." -- The Fader

"Modern jazz-funk that takes it's time, overtones of afro, latin, deep funk and hip-hop." --

"They have managed to spin the essence of their respective bands into something rare and different. A Jewel." --

"El Nino Y El Sol is an album that deserves a wider audience." -- All About Jazz

"Search this one down - a vital accompaniment to your sun-bound journeys, whether imaginary or real." -- Know The Ledge

"Rarely has laidback funk felt so vibrant, so alive, with an exquisite organic feel-good vibe that brings a smile to the lips of the listener..exceptional and essential." -- PopMatters


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