Friday, May 13, 2016

Roots Radical

Without a doubt, Enrique Morente's Omega ('96) is the most notorious flamenco fusion album since Camarón's famous La Leyenda Del Tiempo, and a lot more radical to boot. It features menacing metal guitars courtesy of Granada band Lagartija Nick, and traditional flamenco picking by greats like Vicente Amigo and Tomatito. As for the lyrics, Morente mostly mined the works of Federico García Lorca and Leonard Cohen. The latter is said to have sent him two dozen roses in gratitude. In all honesty, I still don't know what to make of it all really, which just might be a good thing. Check it out why don't you.

Enrique Morente -Vuelta De Paseo
Enrique Morente - Pequeño Vals Vienes (Take This Waltz)

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