Osvaldo Golijov - La Pasión según San Marcos (2010)


this was super-hyped a couple of years ago, so i went to see it live and bought the cd and... blah. unimpressed. i was the unenthusiastic asshole at parties dissing your favorite album - "yeah it's ok, i guess." threw it on a few days ago on a whim, and it fucked my whole shit up. deep Latin grooves, manic hand percussion, soul-stirring hymns, sultry Spanish ballads, rich vocal harmonies? Argentina, Cuba, Africa, Germany, Israel, Spain, Italy, Broadway?? flamenco, samba, chorale, aria, tango, rumba, cha-cha-cha, pasodoble, calypso, Passion??? i mean, sometimes you can say an album grows on you, and sometimes... well, sometimes you just fucking whiff.

try tracks 6, 8, 9, and 19

2 Responses so far.

  1. Lana says:

    Loving this, thanks!

  2. Kurt says:

    Wonderful diverse eclectic genius. Thanks. Slight problem, a good few of the tracks end abruptly, is this meant to happen? Anyway, thanks.

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