Seis Cuerdas / Mar Adentro
Album: Mar Adentro   Collection:General
Artist:Seis Cuerdas   Added:Feb 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-04-03 Pull Date: 2011-06-05

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 04, 2011: Alachinada!
Seis Cuerdas

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-03-28
Dueling Guitars – The brothers Etcheverry make up the acoustic guitar duo that is Seis Cuerdas (Six strings). Their music was born from the flamenco of Buenos Aires, but it contains a heavy metal drive that adds a darker feel to the music and keeps you a bit on edge (Iron Maiden is acknowledged for their encouragement in the album credits). Some songs do a better job than others of keeping your attention for their full length. All instrumental; No FCC’s.
Think a darker Rodrigo Y Gabriela with slightly more studio tinkering/layering.
My picks: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8. But they’re all good.

1) (7:23) Fast-mid. Clever studio effects to separate the two guitars’ sounds as they duel it out. Fade out at end.
2) *(5:41) Mid. More of a flamenco feel, but with interesting tonal deviations.
3) (7:48) Slow to Fast. Simple, lightly constructed beginning morphs into fast-paced drive, then back down again.
4) *(6:02) Fast-mid. A distinct melody seems to be just barely suspended beneath the guitarists’ rapid picking.
5) *(7:36) Mid to Fast. Cascading arpeggios make you feel like you’re falling & rising endlessly.
6) (5:43) Mid. More contemplative, careful. Though, some of the strumming sounds like familiar heavy metal riffs. Long (30sec) fade-out.
7) *(6:02) Fast. Urgent feeling, nice underlying melody. Great toying with tempo in middle of song.
8) (4:44) Mid. Bending the guitar strings just perceptibly gives a neat flavor to this track. Neat stereo components.

Track Listing
1. Mar Adentro   5. Seis Cuerdas
2. La Isla   6. La Busqueda
3. En Algun Lugar   7. Polaris
4. Marea Baja   8. Sudestada