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Quique Sinesi & Facundo Ferreira : Otro Lado : Download



SINESI: 1)Otra Dia ; 2) Dos Soles; 3) Volver A Ser; 4)Paisajes Del Norte Argentino;5) Terrunio; 6)Milonga Candombeada;7) Alta Paz.

Quique Sinesi : 7 string guitar and piccolo guitar & Facundo Ferreira : Percussion and arrangements

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Quique Sinesi, a name that is new to me is an Argentinean guitarist, who is apparently considered one of the most important guitarists in the Argentine guitar scene today, for his particular style in which he incorporates elements of folklore, tango, jazz, classical music, using Spanish seven-string guitar, piccolo guitar, acoustic guitar and charango, two of which he plays on this album, and where he duets on occasion with percussionist Facundo Ferreira.

Otra Dia, the opening track is full of action, with the music being somewhat jazz influenced, but also many different styles all at once, which is what instantly makes this recording so fascinating and opening as it does with some rhythmic percussive slaps. The guitar part is very intricate and constantly flying around in a mixture of arpeggiated chords and block chords themselves. In the middle there is a percussion solo played on what sounds like 3 separate instruments at once followed by a guitar section that sounds as if it was an improvisation, after which the opening section returns to close the piece.

Dos Soles starts in a similar vein, but more obscure in its harmonies. The jazz influence is definitely the one that stands out here. Very fast runs are the main thing that you notice here.

Volver A Ser has some wide spans in the guitar arpeggiation in the opening section, interspersed with a much more rhythmic chordal idea.

Paisajes del Norte Argentino begins very slow and emotive before some very soft mysterious strums leads into the theme proper, which is very slow and mixed with some interesting percussive ideas. The music gets more complex in the central section as the speed increases. By now you begin to realise that all these tracks are like nothing else you may have heard before, all being in a particular vein, with their own sound – world, very jazzy, full of unusual harmonic structures, ultra-fast runs, often in between arpeggio ideas that vary considerably throughout the album, and unusual percussive sounds that I often couldn’t put a name to. Of the final three tracks the longest by far was the Milonga Candombeada which was 12 minutes in length , and was subtitled Improvisation , which to be honest , I thought that most of the tracks on this album had to some extent.

This particular sound that is evident throughout this album will not suit some listeners, and so I suggest that you try and find a track or two on the internet, before going for the whole album, because it most certainly is unique to these performers, which is a great thing, providing there is an audience waiting to listen to it, which there may well be, but I do suggest you do a little sampling first.

Chris Dumigan

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