Friday, 30 October 2009

Free Download Friday #33: Rodrigo Y Gabriela

I was very tempted to keep Rodrigo Y Gabriela for a When musical worlds collide post. I may still feature them again at some point in the future but I decided the downloads available were too good to miss for a Free Download Friday.

Rodrigo and Gabriela are two Mexican musicians who are currently living in Dublin. They play a style of guitar that is normally described as flamenco metal. However, I don't feel this is fair to either flamenco or metal! What ever you call it, they are stunningly talented guitarists, playing a fast, percussive and powerful style on classical guitars.

I heard them on the radio ages ago and thought they sounded interesting but for some reason I did not seek out any of their recordings. However, when I went looking a couple of weeks back, I was pleased to discover three of their tracks were available on the rcrd lbl site. (I've talked about rcrd lbl once before and always meant to go an see what else of interest I could find there.)

The three downloads are:
  1. Diablo Rojo
  2. Buster Voodoo (Radio Edit)
  3. Orion
Of the three, my favourite is probably Diablo Rojo:

What do you think? What's your favourite track?


Barbara(aka Layla) said...

I think I like these guys! I know of another two Mexican guys who fit this description, they are here in CA and are called "Jasso and Garcia". When I heard their version of "Light my Fire" live, I was in was unreal.

David said...

Hello Barbara

Their guitar work is just stunning, isn't it!

Matt Stevens said...

Excellent stuff - love rodgab

David said...

Thanks Matt

They are just unbelievably talented, aren't they?