Pistolera / El Desierto Y La Ciudad
Album: El Desierto Y La Ciudad   Collection:World
Artist:Pistolera   Added:Jul 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-24 Pull Date: 2011-09-25 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 25 Sep 18 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 06, 2018: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Ponle Frenos (Put On The Brakes)
4. Sep 24, 2011: New World Disorder
Escucha (Listen)
2. Dec 09, 2015: Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
Nueva York (New York)
5. Sep 17, 2011: New World Disorder
Laberinto (Labyrinth)
3. Jun 30, 2012: New World Disorder
Todo Se Cae (Everything Falls Down)
6. Sep 10, 2011: New World Disorder
Nueva York (New York)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-04-24
Pistolera – El Desierto y La Ciudad
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/20/11
“Latin-Alt Folklorico” from New York. Beautiful female vocals, real instruments. Quite a bit slower, darker and more depressed than previous releases (I guess the cover is a clue!), but there’s still a few nice cumbia rave-ups. All (but the last track) en Español. Apparently, there’s an A side (desert) and a B side (city) – it would appear that I’m a city girl…
1. 0:44 very gradual fade-in that sounds a bit backmasked. Not great for radio…
2. 4:12 *gradual fade-in to pretty acoustic guitar, wistful sounding, a bit indy-pop in the vocals. Builds to a downtempo ranchero with lots of minor key.
3. 3:30 **slow, dark, with a bluesy whammy-bar note, echo on the vocals.
4. 2:29 *starts with low storm noises, then organ chords, echo-laden vocals. very, very slow beat comes in halfway along. Depressing.
5. 3:10 ***acoustic guitar and accordion, slow, but with a nice syncopated back beat. Wistful, but in a relaxed, rootsy way. Fades to wind noises.
6. 3:10 ****finally, something midtempo and energetic! Solid norte-style rocker.
7. 3:54 *****fine midtempo swingy and strong cumbia with horn section. Nice.
8. 2:44 ****midtempo cumbia with horns, great dance syncopation.
9. 1:03 *soft, smooth jazzy, builds, but only for a bit. Leads into next track.
10. 2:47 ****fuzzy female hip hop en Español. Nice beat, and still some folklorico sounds. Lots of attitude and political fervor.
11. 3:04 ****very Lila Downs-y (that’s a good thing.) Lots of energy, midtempo.
12. 4:03 *very soft, slow, lyrics in English. Very pretty, alt-pop.

Track Listing
1. Bienvenido   7. Nueva York (New York)
2. Polvo (Dust)   8. Ponle Frenos (Put On The Brakes)
3. El Desierto Y La Ciudad (The Desert And The City)   9. Brooklyn Bridge (Instl.)
4. Lluvia (Rain)   10. Escucha (Listen)
5. La Despedida (The Goodbye)   11. Todo Se Cae (Everything Falls Down)
6. Laberinto (Labyrinth)   12. Floating