To celebrate the release of "9 Dead Alive", ATO releases Rodrigo y Gabriela's sophomore album 11:11 on vinyl for the first time in the U.S. The album is a personal thanks to 11 musicians, both past and present, who have inspired Rod and Gab along the way. Tributes include Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Paco de Lucia. Alex Skolnick of the legendary metal group Testament is a special guest on the album.
Rodrigo (Sanchez) and Gabriela (Quintero) are two fast-fingered, Dublin-based, Mexicans with a unique sound created on acoustic guitars. Their music is difficult to define, straddling both world and rock, and often imbued with timeless Hispano--classical influences. The fire in it comes from their life-long passion for metal music.
Rodrigo is a deft finger-picker who can move from raging speed to sensual soul in the space of a fret, while Gabriela employs fast, rhythmic techniques. Her percussionist's thrashing of strings and drumming of the instrument's body inevitably raises comparisons with flamenco -- which they acknowledge as an influence but swerve as a pigeonhole.
"...Immediate, forceful, crystalline; it's in-your-face compelling and impossible to ignore...Throughout, Rodrigo y Gabriela showcase their metal chops as part and parcel of their Mexican guitar heritage. They've not simply melded the two, but have created an entirely different form of music for the acoustic guitar in the process...This music is arranged with flair, soul, intelligence, and economy; as busy and full as it sounds, there isn't an extra note anywhere here." -Thom Jurek, allmusic.com
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Album download card included
2. Buster Voodoo
5. Santo Domingo
6. Master Maqui (Feat. Strunz & Farah)
2. Hora Zero
3. Chac Mool
4. Atman (Feat. Alex Skolnick)