a collection of great songs recorded and played by a great big band
blues” continues the path searching for the roots by Mario Cobo producing hands
again and where the Barcelonan band formed by Xavi Malacara on vocals, Toni Wilson
on the guitar, Saves “Joker” on drums and Maxi Moscardi on bass, after years of
intense work, register a bunch of Songs half way between the poetry that graces
each and every original song emerging along from different musical influences
to the required tribute to classical blues music.
A blues piano plays in “The Bride” while Wilson´s
country flavoured guitar through melody and arrangements makes us easily recognize a great song long before
Malacara put words to lost bets and love at the edge. “Rats” walks into a country style direction while
“Black Swan” border sound gives way to the blues with “Trouble in mind” an old
classic from the 20´s powerfully reviewed by the band as a shuffle with Wilson
own print on guitar. “Almost blues” signed by Malacara in minor
musical key with a remarkable atmosphere
work done by the band, dark and desperate blues takes us to another blues
standard “Highway 49” through Howling Wolf´s filter and Wilson on slide guitar.
Malacara makes a turning point
in each song, a new story from the dark side the small jewel “Enemies”, the unclassifiable
and full of details “Summer camp Blues” Or maybe the most far
off from the traditional music but in any case brilliant “Fishbowl”, building
up with every song a unique universe, an almost cinematographic one, that can only be carried out by a
brilliant band with a very own sound and the knowledge of many different music
influences always based on North American traditional music, The record ends up
with the classic “Walking Blues” recreation.