Martires Del Compas / No Papers
Album: No Papers   Collection:World
Artist:Martires Del Compas   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Harmonia Mundi Usa  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-04-20 Pull Date: 2008-06-22 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 15 May 25 May 18 May 11 May 4 Apr 27
Airplays: 1 3 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 10, 2018: At the Cafe Bohemian
Tocala Sam
4. May 20, 2008: The Professor Barnaby J. Finkerton Variety Hour -- Music that Appears to be of L
Petebuleria, Oh! Galicia Calidades
2. Jun 14, 2008: New World Disorder
Pinceladas De Buleria
5. May 17, 2008: New World Disorder
Tocala Sam
3. May 24, 2008: Disorder Lost, Disorder Found
Oh! Galicia Calidades
6. May 13, 2008: At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-04-21
Modern Flamenco from Valencia. Very hoarse male lead vocals, fine but generally rather low-key guitar – not like Southern Flamenco. Many tracks also have electric guitar, and are “flamenco” mostly in the rhythm and vocal style. The lyrics also have the quirky free-style poetry of Flamenco.
No FCCs detected, although plenty of sexy talk in Spanish. I like 2, 7, 8 and 12 best.
1. *soft and sweet Spanish guitar, claps, Flamenco vocals. Very mellow and low-key, but builds in passion.
2. ***full band, Flamenco rhythm but with electric guitar, chorus as well as lead vocal. Title means “Play it again, Sam”…
3. ** pretty and relaxed, and the electric guitar is almost a bit odd in this setting. Love songs with rather odd lyrics, but hey, it’s all in Spanish… Switches up to double time for last minute.
4. *very subdued and slightly swingy acoustic music, lovely guitar, actually a sexy love song (rather Song-of-Solomon style lyrics).
5. **somehow relaxed but with nice energy, very hip-wiggleable. Anti-discrimination lyrics, but again a bit strange. Really nice guitar and bass work on this one.
6. **really lovely solo Flamenco guitar for first 1:40, then just guitar, rhythm box and vocals. Stream of consciousness lyrics. Builds a lot in the last minute.
7. ***lovely and relaxed, fairly traditional in sound, nice bass as well as combination of the male and female vocal.
8. ***very pretty, very sweet traditional Spanish (not particularly Flamenco) sound. Truly odd lyrics, about tar and octopi and Spain being a donut…
9. *again both relaxed and energetic, but I can’t really put a finger on what to call the style. Nice bit of just percussion and vocals.
10. *oom-pah beat, interspersed with slow moody bits. Sort of indie-pop. Rather dreamy bridge.
11. **crowd noises and trumpet from a bullfight (?) intro, then swingy Spanish guitars. Lovely stuff, but the intro is going to be odd for radio. Uptempo guitar bridge.
12. ****very traditional Flamenco, very well done. Very simple instrumentation, but fine energy. Whew!

Track Listing
1. Petebuleria   7. Colores
2. Tocala Sam   8. Oh! Galicia Calidades
3. Chu Lailo La Leilo   9. Metamorphosis
4. Serengueti   10. Estoy Tieso
5. Negrapata   11. Kay
6. Infoxidable   12. Pinceladas De Buleria